In total, more than 27,000 people have now traveled to Sudan at three border places, UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said at a press conference in Geneva.
Baloch said, “Refugees fleeing the fight continue to reach security from long treks with some belongings.” “The UNHCR, along with its partners, is supporting the Sudanese government in its response, continuing humanitarian aid across borders as needs grow.”
The deadline for TPLF forces to lay down their arms has expired, Abi warned in a Facebook post published on Tuesday. He also promised in a tweet on Monday night to “curb the migration of our fellow Ethiopians to neighboring countries”.
Across the border in Sudan, Tigray’s refugees are ending up and with some baggage, UNHCR said. In the border town of Heimdet, clean water is available and toilets are being built, but the agency says it is concerned about the state of hygiene as thousands of people keep coming in on a daily basis.
Other humanitarian organizations are also distributing relief items, including blankets and sleeping mats, according to the UNHCR. The World Food Program is providing high-protein biscuits, while hot food is being distributed by Muslim aid.
In Tigray, human efforts are being hampered by electricity, telecommunications and lack of access to fuel and cash and making it difficult to verify information about attacks in the region.
Speaking at the State House in Nairobi on Monday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged fighting parties to find “a peaceful means to end the crisis”.
“Being one of the oldest countries that was not colonized in Africa, Ethiopia is the pride of the continent,” Museveni said.
Sharon Braithwaite of CNN contributed to this report.