UN: Sudan refugees streaming into South
18 November 2011, 17:48
Geneva - The United Nations refugee agency says
hundreds of civilians are fleeing Sudan to its newly independent
neighbour South Sudan.
A spokesperson for the UN High
Commissioner for Refugees says about 1 200 people are arriving daily
from Sudan's Blue Nile State.
Melissa Fleming told reporters in
Geneva on Friday that as many as 200 refugees are also fleeing the
north's South Kordofan state to South Sudan each day.
For months Sudan has been attacking what it calls rebel groups in Blue Nile and South Kordofan.
said attempts to move the refugees away from the border because of
security concerns were hampered by the discovery of landmines along
She said some 350 000 people had moved from Sudan to South Sudan since independence in July.