Kule 2 Refugee camp in Ethiopia.
18 Jul 2014
South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella, Ethiopia, fleeing their homes because of the violence, and walking for days seeking safe shelter and food. By the end of June between 600-800 refugees were arriving at Burubiey transit camp each day, an increase from the 100-300 daily arrivals in previous weeks. Currently over 140,000 South Sudanese refugees are in Gambella since the outbreak of the current conflict in December 2013.
Gambella's main refugee camps remain crowded. Plans are underway to expand the new refugee camps of Kule 1 and 2, which have registered 51,476 and 37,287 refugees respectively. The old Leitchuor camp holds an additional 47,469 refugees.