UNHCR: Dozens of Ethiopian soldiers have applied for asylum in Sudan

The Refugee Commission in Sudan revealed that dozens of Ethiopian soldiers have applied for asylum in Sudan, against the backdrop of the war in Ethiopia since November 2020.

According to a statement released by the Sudanese Refugee Commission on Thursday, “there are 120 Ethiopian officers in the Umm Qargur camp, located in eastern Sudan, who have sought asylum from the government of Sudan,” according to the Russian agency “Sputnik”.

The statement added: “Ethiopian officers who sought asylum were among the forces of pace of the United Nations operating in Sudan”.

In context, an informed source told Sputnik that Ethiopian officers hold high military ranks, noting that among them are 106 soldiers and 14 female soldiers, all belonging to the Tigray tribes.

According to the latest statistics from the Sudanese Refugee Commission, the number of Ethiopian refugees who fled the conflict within Ethiopia in Sudan has exceeded 80,000.

On the other hand, Washington demanded that those responsible for the violations in Ethiopia are held accountable, because the issue is an important issue for political reconciliation, underlining that it is concerned about reports of attacks on civilians in different regions of Ethiopia.

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