The United Nations Humanitarian Agency said South Sudan has received over half a million people who are fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Sudan.
In its latest situational report on the Sudan crisis, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) says a total of 516,658 people have been recorded to have crossed the border to South Sudan since fighting broke out in Sudan on 15 April 2023.
It added that about 81% of the arrivals were South Sudan nationals and 18% were Sudanese refugees.
Ocha also said there was “a substantial increase” in the number of Sudanese refugees and asylum-seeker entrants into South Sudan this month.
The agency also stated that the rising number of refugees arriving through South Sudan’s border town of Renk is posing security challenges to local authorities and humanitarian partners.