Land of Refuge
Sudanese refugees in the western Ethiopia
There are also 5 refugee camps situated on the Sudanese border in western Ethiopia. These camps primarily
support refugees who are preparing to go home after fleeing southern Sudan at 15 years ago to void fighting. In
the past couple of years a peace agreement was signed between the Government of Sudan and Southern rebels
hopefully ending 50 years of on and off war. By 2011, the South will vote on a referendum for independence.
We will see how or if this will destabilize the peace again. Oil was recently found in the South and there are
already accusations that the government is not playing fair.