8 Sep 2016
There are around 260,000 refugees from neighbouring countries living in camps around South Sudan, adding to the “enormous political, economic and social challenges” facing the world’s youngest country.
That’s according to Roko Nuri, a communications officer with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Continuing conflict inside the country and on its borders, has led refugees to seek sanctuary from countries such as Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia.
In addition around 1.5 million are internally-displaced, while 700,000 South Sudanese have fled their own country as refugees.
Mr Nuri gave more details to Samuel Pawon.