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The Sudanese government together with the United Nations Refugee Agency say there are plans to establish three more refugee camps within the country to accommodate the growing number of South Sudanese refugees.
According to data collected by the UNHCR, there are close to 400,000 South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers within Sudan.
The Sudanese Aid Commissioner, Ahmed Mohamed Adam, said there is a rise in number of South Sudanese fleeing to Sudan due to hunger and violence.
He told the media in Khartoum that they have started arrangements with the UNHCR to establish new refugee camps in the East Darfur, West Kordofan and White Nile states.
Mr. Mohamed said the efforts are to decongest the Sudanese capital, Khartoum with refugees.
“This operations will continue in order to organize the presence of the refugees in the capital,” said Mohamed.
He said a number of South Sudanese refugees have already been relocated to camps in Awliya and Dar El-Salam areas.
The World Food Program has also said it is ready to assist in the establishment of the new camps in Sudan, while it continues to deliver food to displaced persons inside South Sudan.
Matthew Hollingworth,WFP Country Director in Sudan, said that they will intensify their work during the month of April before the rainy season to avoid inaccessibility of land routes.
“That operation is absolutely critical at this time particularly given the rains will come in maybe a month’s time, and it will be much harder to deliver,” said Hollingworth.
Mr. Hollingworth said it is more expensive to drop food by air into South Sudan during the rainy season.
“If we have to deliver by aircraft the prices will be ten times as much so we can reach a lot more people with a lot more food,” Hollingworth added.
The UNHCR reported that 60,000 new South Sudanese arrived in Sudan in first three months of 2017.
South Sudan has been eliminated from the CECAFA tournament by rival Sudan.
The Bright Stars held off the Falcons of Jediane through the 90 minutes of the match to take them both to penalties. There was no extra time given for the match.
Sudan scored the first penalty kick before South Sudan created the gap with a miss in the first penalty kick on the Bright Stars side.
The game ended with Sudan scoring 5 goals, while South Sudan’s national team conceded with 3 goals.
This was the second meeting of the two teams in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia. Their previous game in Bahir Dar ended without a goal.
Earlier, South Sudan defeated Djibouti 2-nil before placing the same fade on their match with guest team, Malawi.
Top goal scorers like Bruno Martinez who scored two goals in separate matches in the tournament did not play in the final knock out stage.
Another goal-maker, Atak Lual who scored against Mauritania in South Sudan’s FIFA home game last month was also on the bench in the quarter finals today.
Both teams displayed spirited game today in Addis Ababa Stadium, with Captain Juma Jenaria, the Bright Stars goalkeeper holding back several attempts by Sudanese strikers to make a difference in the two second halves.
However, the best ‘man’ of the match award went to Sudanese goalkeeper Akram Elhadi.