SUDAN / ETHIOPIA REFUGEES

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20-Nov-2020 00:02:55
A worsening crisis in northern Ethiopia where ongoing clashes between the Ethiopian federal government and Tigray regional forces are driving thousands of people to flee into Sudan. UNHCR

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STORY: SUDAN / ETHIOPIA REFUGEES
TRT: 02:54
SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 17 NOVEMBER 2020, HAMDAYET, EAST SUDAN

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1. Wide shot, border area where thousands cross daily
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Hesemann, Emergency Response Coordinator, UNHCR Sudan:
“We are here at Hamdayet border point on the Sudanese and Ethiopian border. Everyday thousands of refugees flee to Sudan. The situation is very dire, and people need safe drinking water, they need food, they need shelter, they need sanitation, they need medical care and other help. UNHCR and partners are here to help, we now need the help urgently of donors to support this operation so we can make a difference in saving lives for Ethiopian refugees in Sudan.”
3. Various shots, refugees at reception center
4. Wide shot, refugees in tent hosting new arrivals
5. Wide shot, refugees at reception center
6. Wide shot, registration area
7. Wide shot, cooking area
8. Wide shot, people getting temperature check and sanitizer at clinic

STORYLINE:

A worsening crisis in northern Ethiopia where ongoing clashes between the Ethiopian federal government and Tigray regional forces are driving thousands of people to flee into Sudan.

As the numbers of people fleeing Ethiopia’s Tigray region for eastern Sudan now exceed 33,000, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working to get enough vitally needed assistance to people in great need.

SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Hesemann, Emergency Response Coordinator, UNHCR Sudan:
“We are here at Hamdayet border point on the Sudanese and Ethiopian border. Everyday thousands of refugees flee to Sudan. The situation is very dire, and people need safe drinking water, they need food, they need shelter, they need sanitation, they need medical care and other help. UNHCR and partners are here to help, we now need the help urgently of donors to support this operation so we can make a difference in saving lives for Ethiopian refugees in Sudan.”

Staff at Hamdayet border crossing in Kassala State, and the Lugdi crossing in Gedaref State, continue to register thousands of new arrivals each day. Many fled with nothing except what they had with them and then had to walk for hours and cross a river to seek safety in Sudan.

Refugees are arriving in remote areas that have very little infrastructure. The overall needs are huge, but there has been some progress in meeting them as more assistance reaches the border.

Hot meals are still being provided; water is being delivered. UNHCR has deployed staff to identify the most vulnerable people with particular needs. More medical supplies are reaching the health clinics including ready to use therapeutic and supplementary food.
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