South Sudan Records Surge Refugees Flow from West Kordofan

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

South Sudan has recorded a sharp rise in refugees fleeing conflict in neighbouring Sudan, thus placing a constraint on the available local resources.

The Aweil East County in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State commissioner, Kerubino Thiep Tong said they witnessed influx of refugees from neighbouring Sudan in recent days.

“People in Majok Yinhthiou are telling me they are hearing sounds of heavy and sustained gunfire in Merram, a locality administered by the West Kordofan state government in Sudan. Our people were living there and as a result of these military activities, we have received reports that some people have died,” he explained.

So far, 23 people, who are our people from South Sudan, have been killed, said Tong.

“From the information I got on the ground, now Majok Yinthiou, Majak Wuoi, and Warguet have been flooded with people fleeing the conflict in Merram”, he stated.

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