Addis Ababa. Due to the ongoing conflict situation in Sudan, the number of people arriving in Ethiopia has exceeded 18,000. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has given this information.
“People arriving in Ethiopia from Sudan through the Metema border town now exceed 18,000,” UNOCHA said in its latest situation update released on Thursday. The Kurmuk entered Ethiopia through the border crossing at Bidu. According to the agency, new arrivals have been reported from the Pagak/Bubier border crossing in Ethiopia’s Gambela region for the first time since the start of the conflict in Sudan.
UNOCHA figures show that 60 nationalities are among those arriving and the largest groups are Ethiopians, Sudanese and Turkish. The agency previously announced that shelters and reception areas were under construction for those in need of resettlement and that they Further medical assistance will be provided. Sudan has seen deadly armed clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force in the capital city Khartoum and other areas since April 15, with both sides accusing each other of starting the conflict.
Inputs From: Arab News
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