UN expresses concern over influx of refugees at Kenya's Kakuma camp
Source: Xinhua via Shanghai Daily
NAIROBI, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The UN humanitarian agency has expressed concern over the number of refugees from South Sudan arriving at the Kakuma camp in northwestern Kenya which it said has surpassed the capacity of 100,000.
The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more funds will be required to set up a new camp that could accommodate more refugees in the East African nation.
"Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya has surpassed its capacity of 100,000 residents," OCHA said in its Humanitarian Bulletin released in Nairobi on Saturday.
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reports that 12,123 new people were registered in the camp in 2012, with the majority coming from South Sudan's Jonglei State and Sudan's South Kordofan State ...