More than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees flee to Sudan: UN

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) – The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that more than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees fled to neighboring Sudan amid a military clash in Ethiopia’s northernmost Tigray region.

A total of 58,612 Ethiopian refugees have been registered in Sudan since military clashes broke out between federal and regional forces in the Tigray region in November 2020, the agency said in its latest update on the situation.

According to UNHCR, in an attempt to mitigate “potential health and security risks,” the UN body has been working with partners to relocate refugees to camps far from the border, and 26,864 refugees have been transferred to the designated refugee camps.

Currently, the Ethiopian government provides protection to almost 1 million refugees, mainly from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan, who are housed in 26 camps and places outside the camps. Final product

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