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Sudan: Thousands of Ethiopians fleeing from Tigray war relocated to Um Rakuba camp05:08

Sudan: Thousands of Ethiopians fleeing from Tigray war relocated to Um Rakuba camp

Sudan, Um Rakuba
November 29, 2020 at 04:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the Tigray war were transferred to the Um Rakuba site in eastern Sudan, as the total number of refugees coming from Ethiopia to Sudan due to the recent conflict has reached 43,000, according to UNHRC.

People were seen queuing for water and food, many carrying little children, while others tried to set up tents, Saturday.

"We did not come because of hunger, nor famine. We came because of the war, and here the conditions are harsh. I have been here for 14 days. We have only seen porridge and lentils," said one of the refugees, Tesfai Kabru.

Another refugee, Shimi Kerosi, added, "we came here from the reception camp in Hamdayet, but there is no difference, and as you can see the young people flock to get food or anything to be able to sleep."

Director of Um Rakuba Camp, Abdel Basit Abdel Ghani called on the international organisations to provide help to the site as "more than 20,000" were expected to be located in the camp.

The UN reports that its Refugee Agency has already helped to relocate around 10,000 refugees to Um Rakuba.

The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has accused Ethopia's government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, of carrying out attacks on civilians, including bombings, shooting, and looting. Ahmed alleges the operations are targeting militant fighters.

Sudan: Thousands of Ethiopians fleeing from Tigray war relocated to Um Rakuba camp05:08
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Thousands of Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the Tigray war were transferred to the Um Rakuba site in eastern Sudan, as the total number of refugees coming from Ethiopia to Sudan due to the recent conflict has reached 43,000, according to UNHRC.

People were seen queuing for water and food, many carrying little children, while others tried to set up tents, Saturday.

"We did not come because of hunger, nor famine. We came because of the war, and here the conditions are harsh. I have been here for 14 days. We have only seen porridge and lentils," said one of the refugees, Tesfai Kabru.

Another refugee, Shimi Kerosi, added, "we came here from the reception camp in Hamdayet, but there is no difference, and as you can see the young people flock to get food or anything to be able to sleep."

Director of Um Rakuba Camp, Abdel Basit Abdel Ghani called on the international organisations to provide help to the site as "more than 20,000" were expected to be located in the camp.

The UN reports that its Refugee Agency has already helped to relocate around 10,000 refugees to Um Rakuba.

The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has accused Ethopia's government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, of carrying out attacks on civilians, including bombings, shooting, and looting. Ahmed alleges the operations are targeting militant fighters.

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