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Number of refugees fleeing Ethiopia to Sudan surpasses 20,000: UN

Reuters , Sunday 15 Nov 2020
Ethiopian migrant who fled intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray AFP
An Ethiopian migrant who fled intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray, speaks to a fellow refugee at the border reception centre of Hamdiyet, in the eastern Sudanese state of Kasala, on November 14, 2020. (Photo AFP)
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The number of people who have fled into Sudan from the conflict in northern Ethiopia has risen to at least 20,000, the U.N. refugee agency said on Sunday.

More than 12,500 crossed at Hamdayat and nearly 7,500 to the south at al-Luqdi between Nov. 7-14, according to UNHCR data.

Local and U.N. agencies are trying to assist the refugees, who have been arriving in growing numbers with few possessions or provisions.

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