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Opposition Fighters: Nuba Mountains and Rwandan Genocide

opposition fighters: Even as millions of South Sudanese flee their country in what the United Nations has called the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis since the Rwandan genocide, hundreds of thousands of people from Sudan's South Kordofan region have found a haven there, according to Metro News. Their presence brings concerns that their improvised camps are a hiding place for militants, and aid workers say they find it increasingly hard to do their jobs. After fighting broke out in neighbouring Sudan between the government and opposition fighters in the Nuba Mountains in 2011 and Osma's cousin and nephew were killed, the 24-year-old escaped with her daughters, 2 and 6 years old, to the world's youngest nation. The Associated Press visited one such camp of more than 50,000 people that South Sudan's government ordered closed almost two years ago. We believe Yida is proactively being used as a base or as a rest and relaxation location for fighters, said Veton Orana, head of the United Nations refugee agency's office in South Sudan's northern town of Jamjang. It continues to thrive, and officials worry that the rainy season that begins in May will bring more of the militants who have been fighting for more regional autonomy from Sudan's government. ( As reported in the news.