15 June 2014

Ethiopia: S Sudan Refugees in Ethiopia Praise Treatment

The South Sudanese refugees, still streaming into Ethiopia daily, praise the treatment they get from the people and government of the country.

Among them living in Ethiopia, the eighth grade dropout, Newank Silnewogn and a woman who lost her child on the way of fleeing , named Nibis Bided, said that they were well received here and appreciated the care they get.

They told our reporter that they are given food and vaccine here in Ethiopia. The refugees also expressed they face no problem here.

United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) representative to Ethiopia, Bernard Canted has called upon the international community to help the increasing number of refugees here, and also requested the conflicting bodies to come to agreement.

According to UNHCR report 800 to 1000 South Sudan refugees enter Ethiopia daily.

Since the conflict began in South Sudan in December 2013, around 180,000 refugees entered Ethiopia. and totally around half a million left their country to neighboring states.

Reporter: Abebe Bayu.

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