Number of refugees fleeing Ethiopia to Sudan surpasses 20,000 – U.N.


On Sunday, the U.N. refugee agency and local officials confirmed that the number of people who have fled into Sudan from the conflict in northern Ethiopia has risen to at least 20,000.

More than 12,900 crossed at Hamdayat and nearly 7,100 to the south at al-Luqdi from November 7 to 14, UNHCR figures revealed.

The head of Sudan’s refugee commission put the total number of refugees at 24,944 by the end of Saturday, state news agency SUNA reported.

Local and U.N. agencies are trying to assist the refugees, who have been arriving in growing numbers with few provisions or possessions.

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