Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia exceeds to 51 thousand

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) told Ethio Negari, the number of people migrating to neighboring countries is increasing due to the war between the Sudanese National Army and the Special forces.

According to the statement sent by the organization, 51 thousand 840 citizens entered Ethiopia from Sudan until June 19, 2023.

Out of this, 28 thousand 101 are Ethiopians, 11 thousand are Sudanese and the rest are third countries immigrants from 71 world countries.

So far, citizens of 71 countries have been displaced from Sudan to Ethiopia and are entering Ethiopia through Amhara, Benishangul and Gambella regions, IOM said.

Armed conflict in Sudan has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries.

IOM has scaled up presence points and Migration Response Centre (MRC) in Metema and is providing multi-sectorial assistance to arriving people, including immediate health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) assistance, onward transportation, and tailored protection assistance.

Germany has allocated 20 million euro to support Sudanese migrants in Egypt, Ethiopia, Chad and South Sudan.

United Nations Higher Commission for Human Rights (UNCHR) has announced that more than two million Sudanese will be displaced due to the ongoing war between national army and Special Forces.  


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