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UN expresses concern for stranded Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

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The United Nations has voiced renewed concerns about the dire situation facing a large group of Sudanese refugees who fled their camp in a volatile region of northern Ethiopia nearly a month ago and are still living on the side of the road.

Approximately 1,000 individuals left the Awlala refugee settlement in the Amhara region on May 1st due to fears for their safety, prompted by reports of armed robberies, shootings, and alleged abductions in the area. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), some of the displaced refugees have now begun a hunger strike as their precarious situation drags on.

The UN has expressed growing alarm over the plight of these vulnerable Sudanese refugees, who were forced to abandon their camp and are now stranded without proper shelter, food, or access to essential services. Humanitarian agencies are urging the Ethiopian government to intervene and provide assistance to these refugees who find themselves in an increasingly desperate predicament. (UN News)

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