Refugees along South Sudan's Elfoj border area have fled their homes because of the ongoing bombing and ground fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North in the Sudanese state of Blue Nile, Adrian Green, spokesman for the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a statement.
As many as 40,000 refugees were on their way to South Sudan, most in poor health from malnutrition.
UNHCR is relocating refugees --1,000 at a time -- from Rum to the Yusuf Batil camp.
Edwards said the current refugee influx is "putting tremendous strains on limited resources in this remote area of South Sudan."
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