Saturday, November 28, 2020

UN says Sudan needs $150m to help Ethiopian refugees | Al Jazeera

Sudan has since hosted more than 43,000 Ethiopian refugees

Sudan needs $150m in aid to cope with the flood of Ethiopian refugees crossing its border from conflict-stricken Tigray, the United Nations refugee agency chief has said during a visit to a camp.

The Tigray conflict broke out on November 4 between Ethiopia’s federal forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

Sudan has since hosted more than 43,000 Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the intense fighting into one of its most impoverished regions.

“Sudan needs $150m for six months to provide these refugees water, shelter and health services,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said on Saturday at Um Raquba camp, some 80km (50 miles) from the border.

Grandi called on “donors to provide Sudan with these resources as soon as they can”....


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