Sudan Needs Help Dealing with Refugees of Ethiopian Conflict

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has tasked his envoys to push against possible regional intervention in the Tigray conflict, reports The Nation. This as the UN refugee agency says a "full-scale humanitarian crisis" is unfolding as thousands of people flee ongoing fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region each day to seek safety in eastern Sudan. The conflict was sparked by regional elections held in Tigray despite the federal government's decision that polls should be postponed due the Covid-19 pandemic. President Abiy Ahmed has ordered a military intervention against the region's powerful ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front. The conflict has also reached Eritrea with reports of attacks on an airport in Asmara.

Ethiopian refugees fleeing clashes in the Tigray region cross the border into Sudan.


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