Sudan: Ethiopian Refugees in Sudan Protest Lack of Protection

Khartoum — On Monday, the Ethiopian refugees in Khartoum organised a rally in front of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) buildings, demanding a swift address to their refugee's status.

During the protest, the refugees claimed that some of them have been living in Sudan for more than 30 years without being granted the protection of refugee status, naturalisation, or resettlement to a third country.

All segments of the Ethiopian refugees in Khartoum participated in the rally. They claimed that they don't have refugee protection rights so they cannot obtain a nationality by naturalisation or resettlement. They said the ID cards have been withdrawn from some refugees.

"We demand the UNHCR return the withdrawn refugee ID cards to the unprotected refugees, and the implementation of the naturalisation programme or resettlement program for registered refugees to third countries," the protestors said.

"We will escalate our demands to the UNHCR offices in Geneva if the Khartoum office does not respond," they added.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Radio Dabanga

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.