More than 100,000 refugees live in camps in eastern Sudan, according to the U.N. refugee agency. “Confirmed positive cases undergo isolation and, upon contact tracing, primary contacts observe quarantine, pending their test results. 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 / … 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. ���`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"? 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. 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. %%EOF Approximately 74,000 protracted refugees live in camps in the East, 58% of whom were born in Sudan. 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. 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. It continues to host refugees from Eritrea, Syria, Yemen, Chad and other countries. 301 0 obj <> endobj Sudan has registered more than 23,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since late October, with more than 2,000 deaths. 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. 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. Sudan has a long-standing tradition of hosting refugees. Hundreds continue to flee Ethiopia's troubled Tigray region despite government assurances of safety back home, $156 million needed to provide aid for up to 115,000 Ethiopian refugees and 22,000 people from host countries over the next six months, Evacuations were underway when the Sudanese government announced a cross-border attack from Ethiopia, Aid Groups Warn of COVID-19 Outbreak at Ethiopian Refugee Camp in Sudan, IRC Works With Sudanese Authorities to Expand Aid Delivery to Ethiopian Refugees, UNHCR Issues Urgent Appeal for Ethiopian Refugees Fleeing Conflict in Tigray, Ethiopian Refugees Evacuate Border Camps in Sudan, World COVID-19 Infections Climb Towards 100 Million, Pride, Caution Evident in Wuhan on Lockdown Anniversary, UK Chief Scientist: Virus Variant May Be More Deadly, Vaccines Effective Against It, German Health Officials Note Optimistic Signs Despite Climbing COVID-19 Death Toll. Importantly, Sudan is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the deadly conflict in South Sudan. Prima facie refugees in Southern Sudan and Darfur could move about in the region, but risked arrest if they left those areas. Mercy Corps is running a health clinic in the Um Rakouba camp and has treated nearly 5,000 refugees. "And the lack of materials, PPE and equipment to enable us to really mange this outbreak and take care of people.". endstream endobj startxref 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 … $147 million needed to respond to the urgent needs of up to 100,000 Ethiopian refugees for six months . 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 Health observers say more money is needed due to the increasing influx and the growing risk of COVID-19. The group’s regional director Sean Granville-Ross called for swift and decisive action to prevent further spread of the virus. Sudanese authorities received aid from UAE and other Arab countries to help the Ethiopian refugees in December. Situation Since 9 November, Ethiopian asylum seekers have been arriving in eastern Sudan, fleeing a military escalation … 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. Refugees in Shagarab camp frustrated with UNHCR resettlement programme. 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 20,572 refugees relocated from Hamdayet and Abdrafi border crossings to Um Raquba refugee camp . ... Shagarab is an old refugee camp and on June 5 … 20th July, 2017. Young refugees walk to school in Shagarab refugee camp, eastern Sudan. Tens of thousands of refugees live here, after escaping mandatory, unending military service and repression in their home country. Human trafficking and kidnaps of refugees in eastern Sudan has significantly increased in the past years, the source added. UPDATES refugee number. ... Map of Ethiopia and Sudan locating the Ethiopian region of Tigray and the Sudanese towns of Kassala … COR approved 96 percent of applications it decided, but there was a severe backlog. “It’s a matter of great concern for all of us — the conditions of the camp, the vulnerability of the people, the population density which make social distancing very difficult,” said Granville-Ross. April 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - French Ambassador to Khartoum Emmanuelle Blatmann and the French Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Stéphane Gruenberg Monday paid a visit to Kassala … h�bbd```b``z"k�l'�*&_�HfɼL��I�z�G`�{`�/�d|{l�.���.YbGk��&��D�Hv� �`�`RH�ݽ�����qH�cP���0 �*w 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. A new refugee crisis developed in Sudan following independence of South Sudan from the north in 2011 not only because of the overwhelming numbers of those who returned to their 'new country' without the resources to provide for them but also because of the ongoing conflict around the border and internally forcing many to flee to safety. 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. ��~R��8k^�����#�����#-�o ;2��lTչ��GԺ�. 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 h޼WmO�F�++���}quBJ���"�Q�����jbG�9��wf�$v꣆�U�z�;����g����)���p���1��(��D �KI�5�+bm �&��`����p�PL:ma��(�Q�aAY "�W����R0�(�D8#a ��E��� 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. During the year, nearly 6,000 Eritrean refugees arrived in Sudan. Aid organizations reported four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sudan's Um Rakouba camp for Ethiopian refugees this week. The four people confirmed to have COVID-19 have been quarantined, says UNHCR officer Guilia Raffaelli. As of 13 June, nearly 80,000 Eritreans have been registered in 4 camps in Kassala, eastern Sudan. Click here for a WHO Briefing Map showing Sudan States & States Capitals February 2006. 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. 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. East Sudan January 2019 East Sudan hosts an extensive population of refugees, asylum-seekers and other persons of concern. Alsir Khaled, head of Sudan's refugee agency in Kassala, said the total "is expected to reach 20,000 on Friday". 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. 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� 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. 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. Refugees who waited for long in the refugee camps are the potential beneficiaries of this programme. Key figures: 54,411 refugees registered (28 December, UNHCR) . %PDF-1.5 %���� ��h�ixp�Ӈt mJ?�L���:��Y��>=���WJ���N��Yq�z|vF�SXsG�DћdV��� Data is organized by State, Locality, Camp or Site Name and XY coordinates in Decimal Degrees. 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 … 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. (U) At the height of the refugee crisis in Sudan during the droughts of the mid-80s, UNHCR and COR administered 26 settlements, camps, and reception centers in five states ) Kassala, Gedaref, Sinnar, Gezira, and Red Sea ) for some 1.1 million refugees from what was then Ethiopia and later became Ethiopia and Eritrea. The United Nations refugee agency and aid group Mercy Corps say an urgent intervention is needed to avoid a humanitarian disaster. The vast majority of the 165 Eritreans UNHCR found in detention in November, however, held COR refugee identity documents from Kilo 26 refugee camp in Kassala state. “If I had had the money, I could have bribed the policeman,” said Gimme. A female refugee with her children in the Bidi Bidi camp in northern Uganda. 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. 0 Nowadays, the Hamdayet Center of Kassala hosts 28,172 refugees, in addition to 14,429 in Hashaba camp. Meanwhile, Sudan’s government and aid organizations have finished preparations to move the refugees to a new camp west of Al-Qadarif. Download this stock image: Kassala, Sudan. In October last year, the head of the Kassala state police, Maj. Gen. Yahya Hadi Suleiman as well reported an increase, and said that at least 200 people fell victim to human trafficking in the state in 2016. Built on the banks of the Gash River, it is a market town and is famous for its fruit gardens.. (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\��� 351 0 obj <>stream In statements to the Sudan Tribune, al-Fatih Hamdeen, director of … 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”. Kassala is a state in Eastern Sudan. 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