Over 600 Burundian nationals have crossed to South Sudan seeking refuge from their conflict-torn country.
Summary and Analysis
Deputy Head of the South Sudan Refugees Affairs Commission, John Dabi, announced Thursday 12th November, 2015 that over 600 Burundian nationals have crossed to South Sudan due to conflict in their country.
In an OSINT report, Dabi said that the refugees were given temporary asylum certificates for six months until the security situation returns to normal in Burundi.
The recent influx from warring Burundi will add to the already surging number of refugees in South Sudan.
South Sudan accommodates 265,000 refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile and South Kordofan, and Central African Republic as well as Democratic Republic of Congo.
South Sudan’s ability and willingness to contribute to regional security and protection of refugees indicates a once civilly shaken nation that is rising.
The Africa’s youngest nation has recently shown commitment to abiding by the peace treaty the warring factions signed in Addis Ababa.
South Sudan rebel opposition has shown willingness to deliberate the state of the nation affairs with the government, citing a planned meeting expected in the capital Juba.
South Sudan will host the meeting of leaders from the regional IGAD grouping including Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan on Thursday 19th November, 2015.