This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Sudan: Ethiopians fleeing Tigray conflict cross Tekeze river04:24

Sudan: Ethiopians fleeing Tigray conflict cross Tekeze river

Sudan, Al Fushqa
December 1, 2020 at 20:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of Ethiopian fleeing from the Tigray war were seen crossing the Tekeze river by the Al Fushqa district in eastern Sudan, on Tuesday.

The refugees, including women and children, were seen unloading their belongings from boats and walking alongside the river bank with their livestock.

"First they threatened us, then they began insulting and beating our father and brothers, after that they attacked us with grenades, so we fled," explained a refugee.

"They intimidated us in our homes. I walked away until I got there. I lost my children and know nothing about them," said another Ethiopian migrant.

The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has accused Ethiopia'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.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nearly 46,000 Ethiopian nationals fled to neighbouring Sudan since the start of November, 2,500 of which were registered on Friday alone.

The increasing numbers of refugees are already overwhelming the capacities of the country and are raising concerns about sanitation and hygiene according to UNHCR.

Sudan: Ethiopians fleeing Tigray conflict cross Tekeze river04:24
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Dozens of Ethiopian fleeing from the Tigray war were seen crossing the Tekeze river by the Al Fushqa district in eastern Sudan, on Tuesday.

The refugees, including women and children, were seen unloading their belongings from boats and walking alongside the river bank with their livestock.

"First they threatened us, then they began insulting and beating our father and brothers, after that they attacked us with grenades, so we fled," explained a refugee.

"They intimidated us in our homes. I walked away until I got there. I lost my children and know nothing about them," said another Ethiopian migrant.

The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has accused Ethiopia'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.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nearly 46,000 Ethiopian nationals fled to neighbouring Sudan since the start of November, 2,500 of which were registered on Friday alone.

The increasing numbers of refugees are already overwhelming the capacities of the country and are raising concerns about sanitation and hygiene according to UNHCR.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
05:16
Edible faces help soften lockdown blues in JapanEdible faces help soften lockdown blues in Japan
January 14, 2021 at 21:35 GMT +00:00
02:33
Turkey: Health workers get first COVID jabs as mass vaccination begins in IstanbulTurkey: Health workers get first COVID jabs as mass vaccination begins in Istanbul
January 14, 2021 at 15:06 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:24
Iran: Navy fires on targets with cruise missiles, torpedo in large-scale drillIran: Navy fires on targets with cruise missiles, torpedo in large-scale drill
January 14, 2021 at 11:11 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:19
Turkey: Erdogan receives COVID jab as vaccination programme kicks offTurkey: Erdogan receives COVID jab as vaccination programme kicks off
January 15, 2021 at 04:37 GMT +00:00
04:45
UAE's first high-speed sky pod network showcased in SharjahUAE's first high-speed sky pod network showcased in Sharjah
January 14, 2021 at 18:36 GMT +00:00
03:42
China: Second round of mass COVID-19 testing begins in Shijiazhuang following lockdownChina: Second round of mass COVID-19 testing begins in Shijiazhuang following lockdown
January 13, 2021 at 12:10 GMT +00:00
03:47
USA: National Guard troops rest on Capitol floors amid inauguration week security deploymentUSA: National Guard troops rest on Capitol floors amid inauguration week security deployment
January 14, 2021 at 21:06 GMT +00:00
02:30
China: Shanghai residents queue for COVID jab as country records first death since MayChina: Shanghai residents queue for COVID jab as country records first death since May
January 14, 2021 at 17:34 GMT +00:00
04:31
A tie or a mask? Both! Italian designer showcases his anti-COVID invention in NaplesA tie or a mask? Both! Italian designer showcases his anti-COVID invention in Naples
January 14, 2021 at 17:34 GMT +00:00
05:08
7 y/o boy fights his way through cancer by wearing wrestling mask to feel stronger7 y/o boy fights his way through cancer by wearing wrestling mask to feel stronger
January 15, 2021 at 05:08 GMT +00:00
03:56
Yemen: Children attend tent school at IDP camp near Marib as conflict, coronavirus disrupt educationYemen: Children attend tent school at IDP camp near Marib as conflict, coronavirus disrupt education
January 15, 2021 at 06:34 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:29
North Korea: Military parade reveals new submarine-launched missiles *STILLS*North Korea: Military parade reveals new submarine-launched missiles *STILLS*
January 15, 2021 at 04:16 GMT +00:00
02:30
USA: Thousands of troops guard Capitol as DC ramps up security for Biden's inaugurationUSA: Thousands of troops guard Capitol as DC ramps up security for Biden's inauguration
January 15, 2021 at 00:25 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:13
USA: Illinois National Guard flies to DC ahead of inaugurationUSA: Illinois National Guard flies to DC ahead of inauguration
January 15, 2021 at 02:20 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:15
Indonesia: Red Cross volunteers provide aid after deadly quakes in Sulawesi *STILLS*Indonesia: Red Cross volunteers provide aid after deadly quakes in Sulawesi *STILLS*
January 15, 2021 at 08:46 GMT +00:00
01:30
USA: Bus dangles from Bronx overpass after crashUSA: Bus dangles from Bronx overpass after crash
January 15, 2021 at 10:22 GMT +00:00
00:34
USA: News networks building near Capitol boarded up ahead of Inauguration DayUSA: News networks building near Capitol boarded up ahead of Inauguration Day
January 14, 2021 at 23:40 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:15
ISS: Cosmonaut captures stunning Northern Lights from space ISS: Cosmonaut captures stunning Northern Lights from space
January 14, 2021 at 14:33 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:17
Indonesia: Dozens killed in powerful earthquake on Sulawesi islandIndonesia: Dozens killed in powerful earthquake on Sulawesi island
January 15, 2021 at 08:06 GMT +00:00
01:40
Venezuela: Opposition Leader Juan Guaido declares himself 'Interim-President'Venezuela: Opposition Leader Juan Guaido declares himself 'Interim-President'
January 23, 2019 at 19:40 GMT +00:00
View all videos