25,000 People Fleeing The Fighting In Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Arrives Sudan

25,000 refugees fleeing the fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region have arrived in two states in Sudan. This was reported by Sudan News Agency (SUNA) adding that 2 4 , 9 4 4

 E t h i o p i a n refugees have arrived in the Gedaref and Kassala states.
It said the UN Refugees Commissioner in Sudan, Abdulla Suleiman and Assistant Commissioner, Heise Man held a meeting with the health officials in
Gedaref State to review the interventions carried out, so far, to assist the r e f u g e e s

a n d t h e requested measures to meet the growing numbers of the new comers.

The UNHCR officials said that priority would be given to the provision of shelter, food and water for the refugees and their transportation to safe and

remote areas away from the fighting. He appealed for “urgent a c t i o n ” b y t h e

international community and aid organizations to

provide the requested support to the refugees fleeing the conflict in Tigray Region.

The local government of Tigray, led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), has been fighting forces of the Federal government in Addis Ababa.

Violence erupted at the start of the month in Tigray involving federal a n d l o c a l f o r c e s , following the reported takeover of an army base in the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, which prompted the prime minister to order a military offensive. Prior to the Tigray

escalation, dozens of people in western Oromia region were killed and injured in attacks.

The Ethiopian Federal Government also declared a six-month state of emergency in the Tigray R e g i o n , w h o s e government is controlled by TPLF.

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