Over 51 thousand Ethiopians had to leave their homes due to war

Over 51 thousand Ethiopians had to leave their homes due to war

There’s war in Ethiopia, which made over 51,000 people flee to Sudan. At least 16,000 refugees from them are children. Some of them settled in other villages of Ethiopia but the biggest part had to walk to neighboring Sudan. Um Rakuba is one of the biggest refugee camps in the area, which now is a temporary home for 19 thousand people. People tell, they miss homes but living here for them is better because there’s war in their villages.

361 children came to camps unaccompanied, without parents – an obvious sign that the latter were shot dead at the times of assaults or in the road by various militia groups. Some of the children will never see their parents again, as they fled to new locations without any traces. Others fell under abuse and exploitation (if they managed to stay alive in this sea of terror). 2.3 million children in the Tigray area of Ethiopia today do not have access to vital necessities: water and food. The same, they’re deprived of humanitarian assistance.

Most refugees sleep on the ground with just a thin layer of fabric put on dirt. Several blankets or some changing clothes are their pillows. Some refugees tell they will establish their lives nearby the camps they currently live, as their hopes to return to homes tarnish every next day with no signs of war’s cessation.

Many refugees tell they have become subject to ethnic cleansing, which was initiated at the top level in the country.