Sudan Takes in 120 Ethiopian Refugees an Hour

Nov 29 , 2020

An average of more than 120 Ethiopian refugees an hour have been crossing the border of Sudan, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). At the end of last week, there were well over 40,000 refugees, leaving services overwhelmed as the needs increase by the day. Islamic Relief distributed emergency food packs and hygiene kits to around 4,000 people in Um Rakuba camp in eastern Sudan. It has distributed food packs to 784 households and distributed hygiene kits including soap and other sanitary items to 1,088 households. Saudi Arabia and Norway have pledged to aid the refugees in Sudan. The UN has announced that around 200 million dollars is needed to accommodate the refugees streaming into Sudan from Ethiopia. Potentially, up to 200,000 Ethiopians could flee to Sudan over the next six months, according to the UN. As of the beginning of this month, the federal government and Tigray Regional State administration are in a conflict after the Defence Forces responded to the latter allegedly attacking the Northern Command of the Defence Forces.



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