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The United Nations expects 270,000 people to flee Sudan towards neighboring countries

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is making plans to take in the hundreds of thousands of people who have poured across Sudan’s borders to escape violence, officials said today, many of whom have had to return to countries they fled in the past, officials said today. UNHCR officials told a news conference in Geneva that they were preparing for the flight of 270,000 people across Sudan’s borders, an expected preliminary figure that includes Sudanese refugees crossing into South Sudan and Chad as well as the return of those who had been displaced from South Sudan to their homes