South Sudan’s peace deal reduces influx of refugees in East Africa: report
According to a report release by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), South Sudan peace deal signed early this month in Khartoum by South Sudanese president Salva Kiir and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has resulted to a significant reduction in the daily influx of South Sudan refugees into neighbouring countries.
“The situation on the border with South Sudan remains calm though unpredictable. In the month of July, total arrivals were given as 22 by UNHCR compared to 885 in June and 1,841 in May. The reason for the sudden decrease is not yet clear,” partly said the report.
“Figures from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) indicate a reduction in the daily entry of refugees from South Sudan to Uganda. But officials are not certain whether this is a result of the recently signed peace agreement,” a state-ran news source wrote on its website on Thursday.