Published by Agence France-Presse on 28th July 2021
Ethiopian refugees gather to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front at Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan, on February 19, 2021. photo | HUSSEIN ERY | AFP
Three thousand Ethiopian asylum-seekers crossed into Sudan late Monday, according to a government report seen by AFP, hailing from the Amhara region which borders the conflict-hit Tigray region.
The two regions, which both border Sudan, are locked in a decades-old land dispute that has become central to an eight-month-old war in Tigray.
“Three thousand people from the Qemant tribe crossed the border late today (Monday) into Taya village” in El-Gedaref state, the Sudanese government report said. More asylum-seekers from the war-torn region were pouring in, it added.
The war has already killed thousands of people and pushed hundreds of thousands more into famine, according to United Nations.