Axel Bisschop Ethiopia Sudan city Nairobi region Tigray reports Government crisis doctor Axel Bisschop Ethiopia Sudan city Nairobi region Tigray

UN prepares for up to 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

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NAIROBI – The United Nations refugee agency says about 32,000 people have fled Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region into neighboring Sudan, and it is preparing to take in up to 200,000 in the next six months if necessary.Axel Bisschop, the agency’s representative in Sudan, told reporters that “nobody at this stage can say exactly how many will come,” but U.N.

officials said fighting continues between Ethiopian government and Tigray regional government forces.Some of the refugees are arriving with accounts of shelling or airplanes flying overhead, but Bisschop said for now authorities are asking mainly “humanitarian questions” as they urgently seek to provide services.The refugees are arriving in a very remote area, and humanitarians must.

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