February 6, 2019 10:54 am
Gedaref State has transferred 1400 Ethiopian refugees from Basonda and Al-Fazra areas to Al-Shagarab camp to complete their applications for refugee status in Sudan.
Speaking to SMC, Basonda accredited Osman Mohamed Ahmed said the refugees have been transferred to Al-Shagarab camp under the supervision of the security committee and the Ethiopian consulate in Gedaref.
He pointed out that the refugees have entered Sudan last month following ethnic clashes between Amhara and Tigray.
Ahmed added that 98 refugees have been repatriated to Ethiopia, saying the government of Gedaref State has exerted huge efforts to provide the necessary services to the refugees.
He stressed that the security situation at the border localities with Ethiopia is stable.