Heavy rains are making living conditions and aid provision at the camps very difficult Continue reading the main story Sudan: Coping with divorce No reason to party A year in pictures Is war inevitable? Rebels seek advantage Save the Children has warned of an escalating refugee crisis in the border region between Sudan and South Sudan.
The charity said that fighting along the disputed border had led to a huge influx of refugees, with about 2,000 children arriving at crowded camps in South Sudan every day.
Violence has flared along the border since South Sudan became independent last year.
Aid agencies have warned of dire conditions in the refugee camps.
The medical agency Medecins Sans Frontieres said in early July that refugees were falling prey to disease because of “horrific living conditions” in the refugee camps.
It reported that mortality rates in the Jamam camp, one of three in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, were nearly double the threshold to be considered an emergency.
‘Hungry and terrified’
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