Uganda chocking on new S Sudan refugees

Uganda is overwhelmed by the huge influx of South Sudanese refugees coming into the Rhino Camp in Arua district, at the border with South Sudan.

A massacre of over 400 people of mostly Nuer ethnic origin on the 15th and 16 th April and renewed fighting in the oil rich Unity state has prompted a renewed influx of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

By the 21st April, the head-count at Rhino Camp had reached 15,000, and they have been hit by a severe water shortage on top of other dire living conditions. Rhino camp is comprised of 13 clusters and Ocea is the worst affected.

Speaking in an interview with Radio One this evening, Minister for Disaster Preparedness Hilary Onek says with over 1000 South Sudanese entering Uganda everyday in the 2 weeks, the situation has now reached alarming levels.