Juba - The United Nations refugee agency says the number of South
Sudanese refugees in East Africa could pass 1 million this year, and it calls
on armed parties to allow safe passage for people fleeing the latest fighting.
Ann Encontre, a UN refugee coordinator in South Sudan, said on
Friday there is concern about fresh outflows of refugees following military
clashes in the capital, Juba. She appealed for $701 million (R10 billion) in
Even before the resurgence of violence in the past week, hundreds
of thousands of refugees had been sheltering in Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and
elsewhere since the civil war began in
But there are new reports that South Sudanese authorities are
blocking some citizens, including those with US or Canadian dual nationality,
from leaving the country.