20,000 refugees from Sudan's Blue Nile State flee to Ethiopia

Somali refugee woman and children

Approximately 20,000 refugees from the Blue Nile State of Sudan have fled to western Ethiopia, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)

Refugees have been arriving since late last week as fighting broke out between Sudanese government forces and a breakaway militia from South Sudan .

UNHCR spokesperson, Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba says the new arrivals who are being moved into a camp are in good health.

"They still need shelter. They need clean water. It's cold and raining.  So we need to move quickly to provide shelter for now."

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