UNHCR: ‘Disturbing reports’ from Eritrean refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Ethiopian refugees sit on their belongings at the Um Rakuba refugee camp which houses Ethiopian refugees fleeing the fighting in the Tigray region, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, Sudan, November 28, 2020. (Reuters)

The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday it continued to receive “disturbing reports” about Eritrean refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region which remains inaccessible.

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“We hope that the recent agreement will allow a full and unhindered humanitarian access to the Tigray region,” Babar Baloch of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees told a Geneva news briefing. There were concerns that some Eritrean refugees may have already fled camps in search of safety, he added.

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Last Update: Friday, 04 December 2020 KSA 13:53 - GMT 10:53