Over 15,000 fled recent fighting at Sudan's Abyei: UN
AFP, Tuesday 24 May 2011
Due to recent clashes at Abyei region along the north-south border, 15,000 flee says UN office


More than 15,000 people have fled clashes at Sudan's flashpoint town of Abyei to find refuge further south, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said: "We have a rough estimate of 15,000 people displaced in and around Agok town."

Agok is about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Abyei.

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