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Juba - 28 Feb 2012

Refugees fleeing Sudan and South Sudan to Kenya expected to increase

The UN revealed a steady increase in the number of Sudanese and South Sudanese citizens fleeing to Kenya, in light of conflict and the economic crisis.

In a statement the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that most of the refugees are from South Kordofan in Sudan, and Jonglei in South Sudan.

Reuters reported that UNOCHA confirmed the presence of 230 refugees arriving weekly to Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp, near the border of South Sudan.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it expects an increase in the rate of people fleeing the ongoing violence and rapidly deteriorating economic situations of both countries.