More than 3 million people have fled the civil war in South Sudan since it began. Sudan said Thursday it would shelter thousands of Ethiopians fleeing fighting streaming across the border on foot, by bike and by boat, re-opening a 1980s camp … FILE - Ethiopians who fled fighting in the Tigray region gather to receive relief aid at the Um Rakouba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan, Dec. 17, 2020. (R8�^���k�����kH0ֺ0{��ا���Ǧ����V9��5��f���?s���7���y4�`[��8�ګ�q L�v����;wk����8�ݚ/P�c�5���۫H #?�ҶҠB�;�/���&��/z!_��|��½��_��rބ�� ���F�;���?� �m��N������u^�o�}%o^h ��=z�cl�D��y+Æ_Ƞ����L}������ Ms M�%e��v�ߊyR�~G�9`/-_��+�H7e�r4����1\��� Starting in 2017 there was hope among the refugees in Shagarab refugee camp, in Sudan following the reactivation of their resettlement application files to third countries. Ethiopian Asafu Alamaya (C), a 80-year-old blind woman who fled the Tigray conflict, is guided by her daughter at the Um Raquba refugee camp in Sudan's eastern Gedaref state Photo: AFP / … East Sudan January 2019 East Sudan hosts an extensive population of refugees, asylum-seekers and other persons of concern. The gravity of Sudan's economic crisis has been especially felt in the eastern states of Gedaref and Kassala -- the main points of arrival for the Ethiopian refugees. For decades, it has kept its doors open to people fleeing war, hunger and hardship. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, has told the BBC that a refugee camp it operates in neighbouring Sudan was being overwhelmed with Eritrean influxes. endstream endobj 302 0 obj <>/Metadata 31 0 R/Pages 299 0 R/StructTreeRoot 41 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 303 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 595.56 842.04]/Parent 299 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 304 0 obj <>stream Nowadays, the Hamdayet Center of Kassala hosts 28,172 refugees, in addition to 14,429 in Hashaba camp. The United Nations refugee agency and aid group Mercy Corps say an urgent intervention is needed to avoid a humanitarian disaster. This presentation is part of the 'Disaster Risk Management' course at The Technical University of Darmstadt in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Science. Refugees in Shagarab camp frustrated with UNHCR resettlement programme. He was taken to the police station and then to the Shagarab refugee camp, the place he had been warned to avoid at all costs. Refugees who waited for long in the refugee camps are the potential beneficiaries of this programme. Human trafficking and kidnaps of refugees in eastern Sudan has significantly increased in the past years, the source added. Mercy Corps is running a health clinic in the Um Rakouba camp and has treated nearly 5,000 refugees. 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"And the lack of materials, PPE and equipment to enable us to really mange this outbreak and take care of people.". The four people confirmed to have COVID-19 have been quarantined, says UNHCR officer Guilia Raffaelli. Sudan has a long-standing tradition of hosting refugees. Download this stock image: Kassala, Sudan. %%EOF While continuing to receive new arrivals, East Sudan is also host to one of the most protracted refugee situations in the world with nine active refugee camps in Kassala, Al Jazeera and Gedaref States. • Provision of food, basic medical and other services in refugee camps kept malnutrition, morbidity and mor-• With no prospect of local integration, 508 people ���`d�g�(yʄ��,g��q�d%�t�x_�N�i���X^��X��ʃ���㴌˄�b�4F��V����������]:/�b�����$]��'�ډ�����b��Ɵ����UBo�U��I��� �7�*μ�2���2^��A�X&���$���p@����%;@XP��@��t]���vWho��?�$����E6�q#z�f�l���i�)Gq�}��6�����x��_s�?���1�.����-6氺���F�U3�V�f�YW��^VEV4"? Health observers say more money is needed due to the increasing influx and the growing risk of COVID-19. Click here for a WHO Briefing Map showing Sudan States & States Capitals February 2006. � h�bbd```b``z"k�l'�*&_�HfɼL��I�z�G`�{`�/�d|{l�.���.YbGk��&��D�Hv� �`�`RH�ݽ�����qH�cP���0 �*w endstream endobj startxref ��h�ixp�Ӈt mJ?�L���:��Y��>=���WJ���N��Yq�z|vF�SXsG�DћdV��� ... Shagarab is an old refugee camp and on June 5 … Twenty years ago, Mubarek’s parents found refuge in Eastern Sudan and settled in Kilo 26 camp, Kassala State, fleeing the harsh Eritrean civil war in the mid-80s. h�b```c``�d`e`�� Ā BL@Q���e,�@��(�X%;��8K�E22lh�whx`��w���#c]�l�����O[l� T���p������� ��0�J����@h� ���j1H3�}� :B� Approximately 74,000 protracted refugees live in camps in the East, 58% of whom were born in Sudan. The camp houses 25,000 people who have arrived since November, living in very basic, overcrowded conditions that present an opportunity for the coronavirus to easily spread. As of 13 June, nearly 80,000 Eritreans have been registered in 4 camps in Kassala, eastern Sudan. KHARTOUM - Aid workers this week confirmed several cases of COVID-19 in Sudan's camps for refugees who fled the fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray Region. Kassala (Arabic: كسلا ‎, Tigre: ከሰላ; Italian: Cassala) is the capital of the state of Kassala in eastern Sudan.Its 2008 population was recorded to be 419,030. The government says the move will take refugees away from the tense border area and improve security.This story has been amended to clarify the statement made by Guilia Raffaelli. Key figures: 54,411 refugees registered (28 December, UNHCR) . SUDAN-REFUGEE/ - RTS5PNH Eritrean asylum seekers rest inside a new arrivals center in Wad Sharifey refugee camp during a visit by European Union Ambassadors to the camp at Kassala State in East Sudan Eritrean asylum seekers rest inside a new arrivals center in Wad Sharifey refugee camp during a visit by European Union Ambassadors to the camp at Kassala State in East Sudan October 22, 2015. More than 100,000 refugees live in camps in eastern Sudan, according to the U.N. refugee agency. In statements to the Sudan Tribune, al-Fatih Hamdeen, director of … ... Map of Ethiopia and Sudan locating the Ethiopian region of Tigray and the Sudanese towns of Kassala … Although several hundred thousand people went back after independence, there are still an estimated 142,000 Eritreans in refugee camps in Kassala and Gedaref States in Sudan. ��~R��8k^�����#�����#-�o ;2��lTչ��GԺ�. %PDF-1.5 %���� Refugee Camps in White Nile and East Sudan The Microsoft Excel spreads sheet contains point data on refugee camps in the states of Al Gezira, Gadaref, Kassala and White Nile. 326 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<9518398277F912408A0D7F90A5C32C5B><0370C29CE4DB7442B71569190C720358>]/Index[301 51]/Info 300 0 R/Length 119/Prev 342638/Root 302 0 R/Size 352/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream 351 0 obj <>stream Sudan said Thursday it would shelter thousands of Ethiopians fleeing fighting streaming across the border on foot, by bike and by boat, re-opening a 1980s camp for victims of a historic famine. Prima facie refugees in Southern Sudan and Darfur could move about in the region, but risked arrest if they left those areas. Eritrean youth at Shagarab camp in eastern Sudan's Kassala (UNHCR) In a statement on Friday , HRCE says that the young Eritreans, who were deported on the grounds of illegal entry into Sudan, are in “grave danger of imprisonment, torture, and serious maltreatment”. Situation Since 9 November, Ethiopian asylum seekers have been arriving in eastern Sudan, fleeing a military escalation … COR approved 96 percent of applications it decided, but there was a severe backlog. Aid organizations reported four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sudan's Um Rakouba camp for Ethiopian refugees this week. 20,572 refugees relocated from Hamdayet and Abdrafi border crossings to Um Raquba refugee camp . 0 The group’s regional director Sean Granville-Ross called for swift and decisive action to prevent further spread of the virus. and the regional COR office in Kassala assumed management of the asylum reception centre as well as responsibility for refugee status determination (RSD) processing in eastern Sudan. Exhausted Ethiopian refugees, mostly women, youths and children, arrived on foot or by bicycle and motorised rickshaw, said a correspondent for AFP in the Hamdait border area of Sudan's eastern Kassala state. The Um Raquba refugee camp in eastern Sudan once housed Ethiopians fleeing famine, but now life has flooded back into the isolated camp as refugees seek safe haven from the Tigray conflict. More activities are being set up – such as communication with communities and the realization of isolation centers – and more funding is needed in order to ramp up the response,” said Raffaelli. It continues to host refugees from Eritrea, Syria, Yemen, Chad and other countries. Comparing life in Kassala state with life in the refugee camps, the Head of UNHCR’s Kassala office, Dr. Mohamed Dualeh claims that refugees in camps in Eastern Sudan receive better services than the host communities. Sudan has registered more than 23,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since late October, with more than 2,000 deaths. Young refugees walk to school in Shagarab refugee camp, eastern Sudan. Built on the banks of the Gash River, it is a market town and is famous for its fruit gardens.. $147 million needed to respond to the urgent needs of up to 100,000 Ethiopian refugees for six months . 20th July, 2017. Kassala is a state in Eastern Sudan. 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