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Number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia passes 200,000 mark

01 May 2015

UNHCR staff note sharp increase in new arrivals from some 1,000 people a month in the first quarter of this year to more than 4,000 refugees registered in April.

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UNHCR convoys stockpile supplies in South Sudan before rain blocks roads

01 April 2015

The switch from depending on airlifts has slashed the costs and improved the supplies to refugees

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ID cards bring life-saving benefits for South Sudanese in Sudan

30 March 2015

A refugee mother is grateful for the identity card given to her by the Sudanese authorities after experiencing a potentially fatal labour in Khartoum.

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UNHCR begins relocation of 50,000 South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia before the rains come

17 March 2015

The refugees are being moved from the Leitchuor and Nip Nip refugee camps in the Gambella region. Last year both camps were severely hit by floodwaters.

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