Sudan: Dozens of Ethiopian officers seek asylum

Khartoum | Times of Sudan

The Commission for Refugees in Sudan announced on Friday that dozens of Ethiopian soldiers have applied for asylum in Sudan against the backdrop of the war in their country since November 2020.

According to a statement issued by the Sudanese Refugee Commission, 120 Ethiopian officers in Umm Qargur camp, located in eastern Sudan, submitted asylum applications to the Government of Sudan.

The statement added that the Ethiopian officers who requested asylum were part of the UN peacekeeping forces in Sudan.

He pointed out that the Ethiopian officers hold high military ranks, pointing out that among them are 106 male soldiers and 14 female soldiers, all of whom belong to the Tigray tribes.

According to the latest statistics of the Sudanese Refugee Commission, the number of Ethiopian refugees who fled the conflict inside Ethiopia to Sudan has exceeded the 80,000 mark.

It is noteworthy that clashes broke out in Tigray, in early November 2020, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of people in the conflict and the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of their homes due to the lack of food, water and medicine in the region.

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