Over 200 South Sudanese flee to Uganda

Over 200 South Sudanese flee to Uganda

Refugees cross into country amid bloody tribal conflict in South Sudan in which many people have been killed

By Godfrey Olukya

KAMPALA, Uganda (AA) - Police in Uganda said 237 South Sudanese citizens fled Monday to Uganda due to an ethnic conflict in their villages.

Uganda police spokesman Fred Enanga said during a press conference at police headquarters in the capital Kampala that the refugees mostly consisted of women and children.

“So far, we have received 237 South Sudanese who are running from an ethnic conflict in their country,” he said.

Enanga said those fleeing have been taken to the Lukungu transfer camp in Lamwo district, from where they will be transferred to refugee camps.

Ethnic conflicts were very common in South Sudan a few years ago and had stopped for some time. Such conflicts have led to many people from South Sudan fleeing to Uganda.

According to statistics from Uganda’s Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, by December 2021, there were 950,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.​​​​​​​

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