The number of refugees, which was 2 at the end of last week, reached 1,300 last Tuesday


According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 3,500 people, including hundreds of Turkish citizens, have fled the fierce war in Sudan and entered Ethiopia through Matema.

Between April 21 and 25, more than 35 citizens of 35 countries were registered as refugees.

More than 40 percent of the registered immigrants are Turkish citizens, while Ethiopians are 14 percent.

The number of refugees, which was 2 at the end of last week, reached 1,300 last Tuesday.

It is known that the organization has received requests from several embassies for transportation assistance to receive about 7 million third-country nationals arriving at the border of Sudan.

IOM officials are arranging transport from the border town of Metama to the cities of Gondar and Addis Ababa following the influx of refugees.

The organization said the conflict in Sudan could lead to the migration of up to 27 million people to neighboring South Sudan, Chad, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Since the fighting between the Sudanese army and militants broke out on April 15, 2023, hundreds of people have died and thousands have been displaced.

Many citizens of the country are suffering from severe shortage of water, food, medicine and fuel.

on the other hand; The 72-hour ceasefire agreed upon by the warring parties days ago has been extended for more days, but the conflict continues in the country.

It is said that the extension of the ceasefire was due to the strong diplomatic efforts of Sudan’s neighboring countries as well as the United Nations, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Source: Agence France-Presse / Deutsche Welle

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