Ethiopia - Tigray Region Humanitarian Update

Situation Report
Ethiopian refugees in Sudan
Ethiopian refugees, fleeing clashes in Tigray region, cross the border into Hamdayet, Sudan, over the Tekeze river. Photo: © UNHCR/Hazim Elhag


Over 61,074 people—31 per cent of them children—have fled to Sudan since the beginning of the conflict in Tigray, according to UNHCR. UNHCR and partners managed to relocate 20,572 refugees to Um Rakuba camp and another 13,531 people to Tunaydbah settlement. However, 23,652 and 2,663 people remain in Hamdayet crossing point and Village 8, respectively.

The Sudanese authorities and humanitarian partners are working in the eastern Sudanese states of Kassala and Gedaref to monitor and respond to the situation, as well as mobilizing resources to provide life-saving assistance services to the new arrivals.

Militarization and insecurity along the border between Ethiopia and Sudan remain high, with reported clashes and shelling between the two countries and both countries publicly claiming ownership of land in the Fashaga area. Diplomatic solutions have so far not succeeded.