64,000 S. Sudanese refugees in Sudan

South Sudan has been shaken by violence since last December.

64,000 S. Sudanese refugees in Sudan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Around 64,000 South Sudanese have fled the violence in their country since mid-December to neighboring Sudan, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan (OCHA) said on Sunday.

In a weekly report, OCHA said the White Nile State receives around 150 South Sudanese refugees every day.

It added that many refugees also continue to flock to Sudan's South Kordofan State.

South Sudan has been shaken by violence since last December, when President Salva Kiir accused sacked vice-president Riek Machar of attempting to overthrow his regime.

The conflict has already claimed more than 10,000 lives, with the U.N. estimating that around one million have been displaced by the violence.

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