SUDAN / ETHIOPIAN REFUGEE TIGRAY

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Mihret Gerezgiher is a 25-year-old Ethiopian refugee living in Tunaydbah settlement in eastern Sudan. She fled home after conflict began in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020, when the fighting started, leaving with nothing but the clothes on her back. UNHCR

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STORY: SUDAN / ETHIOPIAN REFUGEE TIGRAY
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: TIGRINYA /NATS

DATELINE: 4-9 MARCH 2021, TUNAYDBAH REFUGEE CAMP, SUDAN /FILE

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4-9 MARCH 2021, TUNAYDBAH REFUGEE CAMP, SUDAN

1.Med shot, Mihret Gerezher, Ethiopian Refugee looking at camera
2.SOUNDBITE (Tigrinya) Mihret Gerezher, Ethiopian Refugee:
“I thought I wouldn’t get out alive. I was really scared.”
3.Med shot, Mihret wearing head scarf
4.SOUNDBITE (Tigrinya) Mihret Gerezher, Ethiopian Refugee:
“We left at night.”
5.Med shot, Mihret walking out of tent
6.SOUNDBITE (Tigrinya) Mihret Gerezher, Ethiopian Refugee:
“It was like we were watching a documentary on television but it was happening to us, in real life.”
7.Tracking shot, Mihret walking alone

FILE – NOVEMBER 2020, HAMDAYET, SUDAN

8.Wide shot, refugees being registered
9.Med shot, children waiting in queue
10. Wide shot, refugees queuing

4-9 MARCH 2021, TUNAYDBAH REFUGEE CAMP, SUDAN

10.Wide shot, Mihret sitting on container office looking on
11.SOUNDBITE (Tigrinya) Mihret Gerezher, Ethiopian Refugee:
“Children and mothers were raped. Women were suffering. Mothers gave birth and on the same day they had to run away on foot. We are the lucky ones.”
12.Med shot, Mihret sitting alone
13.Various shots, Mihret supervising construction of latrines
14.SOUNDBITE (Tigrinya) Mihret Gerezher, Ethiopian Refugee:
“I was a construction instructor and now here I work as a site supervisor.”
15.Med shot, Mihret carrying door frame
16.Close up, Mihret hammering nail into door frame
17.Med shot, Mihret climbing ladder
18.Med shot, Mihret inspecting water tank
19.Various shots, Mihret serving coffee
SOUNDBITE (Tigrinya) Mihret Gerezher, Ethiopian Refugee:
“God tells us not to lose hope. I hope for peace in our country. Before, we didn’t know the value of peace but now, we know how important it is because we have lost it.”
20.Various shots, Mihret standing, looking on

STORYLINE:

Mihret Gerezgiher is a 25-year-old Ethiopian refugee living in Tunaydbah settlement in eastern Sudan. She fled home after conflict began in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020, when the fighting started, leaving with nothing but the clothes on her back.

Memories of the atrocities she witnessed are still fresh.

Mihret hid in the bush for four days and walked for long distances to Sudan. She witnessed horrific violence and is struggling to cope with the memories of the war.

An engineer, Mihret has lost her career and livelihood yet she remains optimistic.

Tens of thousands of Ethiopians crossed the border to Sudan. They have been relocated to refugee settlements where UNHCR and partners are providing basic services. More support and funding is urgently needed to assist refugees like Mihret heal from the trauma they have experienced and rebuild their lives.

Millions of people have been displaced within Ethiopia’s Tigray region since conflict began in November 2020.
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