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Relocation Of Sudanese Refugees In Uganda Continues - 2002-08-12

The relocation of Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda continues following a rebel attack on a refugee camp one week ago.

The attack on the Acholi Pii by the Lord’s Resistance Army scattered more than twenty-three thousand refugees.

In the past week, many of them gathered in the towns of Lira and Rachkoko awaiting relocation to Kiryondongo, about 180 kilometers from Acholi Pii. Bushra Malik, spokeswoman for the UNHCR, says the refugees are expected to remain in Kiryondongo for about one month and then be moved to another camp in southwestern Uganda.

From Kampala, Ms. Malik spoke to English to Africa reporter Joe De Capua about moving the refugees.