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US News Sudan needs $ 150 million to help Ethiopian refugees, according to UN

19:00  28 november  2020
19:00  28 november  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

The Ethiopian army accuses the Ethiopian leader of the WHO of supporting the Tigray region

 The Ethiopian army accuses the Ethiopian leader of the WHO of supporting the Tigray region © AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, is accused by the Ethiopian army of campaigning for the Tiger. The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army criticizes the director general of WHO for supporting this region where violent clashes have been taking place for several days.

The United Nations said 32 tons of emergency aid were flown into Khartoum on Friday to help the growing number of refugees fleeing into Sudan from Ethiopia . It once housed refugees who fled Ethiopia ’s 1983-85 famine that killed over a million people.

Thousands more refugees have fled fighting in northern Ethiopia ’s Tigray region and crossed into neighbouring Sudan , as fears grow that conflict between national and provincial forces could Sajjad Mohammad Sajid, the United Nations ’ humanitarian chief in Ethiopia , said on Tuesday evening that

Le Haut commissaire des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), Filippo Grandi, lors d'une visite au camp de réfugiés d'Oum Raqua, le 28 novembre 2020 au Soudan © ASHRAF SHAZLY The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, during a visit to the camp in refugees from Umm Raqua, November 28, 2020 in Sudan

Sudan needs 150 million dollars (125 million euros) in aid to cope with the flood of Ethiopian refugees crossing its border from the dissident region Tigray in conflict, a UN official said on Saturday.

The conflict between Ethiopian federal forces and leaders of the ruling Tigray party in northern Ethiopia erupted on November 4. Sudan has since hosted more than 43,000 Ethiopian refugees fleeing the intense fighting in this poor region.

Ethiopia: the African Union tries a new mediation

 Ethiopia: the African Union tries a new mediation © AFP - EBRAHIM HAMID Ethiopian refugees who fled the fighting in Tigray bring food back to a Sudanese camp on November 18, 2020. It is a new attempt to mediation in Ethiopia to end the conflict between the government and the dissident region of Tigray. This latest attempt comes from Cyril Ramaphosa and the African Union.

I am in Sudan and visiting areas near the Ethiopian border, where 43,000 refugees from Ethiopia ’s Tigray region have arrived so far. Mr. Baloch noted that although humanitarian agencies continue to provide shelter and other facilities to help refugees , “more resources are required and Sudan needs

An Ethiopian refugee child sleeps on a mattress at a transit site in Hamdayet, Sudan , in this file photo. Baloch noted that although humanitarian agencies continue to provide shelter and other facilities to help refugees , “more resources are required and Sudan needs international support

"Sudan needs 150 million dollars for six months, in order to provide these refugees with water, shelter and health services", declared the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, during a visit to the Oum Raquba camp, some 80 kilometers from the border.

Des réfugiés éthiopiens au camp d'Oum Raquba, le 28 novembre 2020 au Soudan, après avoir fui les combats dans la région du Tigré, © ASHRAF SHAZLY Ethiopian refugees at Umm Raquba camp, November 28, 2020 in Sudan, after fleeing the fighting in the Tigray region,

M. Grandi called on "donors to provide these funds to Sudan as soon as possible". Between 500 and 600 refugees still cross the border every day. Sudan seeks to provide them with aid as it battles its own economic crisis.

The country is also going through a fragile political transition since the ousting in April 2019 of former President Omar al-Bashir, who remained in power for 30 years, after massive unprecedented protests against his regime, triggered by economic difficulties.

About 65% of the estimated 42 million Sudanese live below the poverty line, according to government statistics.

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Ethiopia: hospitals in the capital of Tigray overwhelmed after the victory announced by Addis Ababa .
© Supplied by Le Point Numerous wounded flock to hospitals in Mekele on Sunday, 24 hours after the Ethiopian government announced the capture of this city , capital of Tigray (north), and its military victory in this dissident region, warned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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