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Refugees Drown in Attempted Sudanese Smuggling

Among the three biggest camps in eastern Sudan, Shagarab currently houses more than 30,000 mostly Eritrean refugees in addition to some Ethiopians and Somalis.
The first Eritrean refugees start to arrive in the Eastern Sudan was in 1968 during the early years of Eritrea’s war of independence against Ethiopia. Among the three biggest camps in eastern Sudan, Shagarab currently houses more than 15,000 mostly Eritrean refugees in addition to some Ethiopians and Somalis.

By AFP,

AT LEAST eight asylum-seekers have drowned trying to cross a river in Sudan during an attempt to smuggle them out of a refugee camp, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.

The accident happened as a group of from the Shegarab-1 camp in the eastern state of Kassala tried to cross the Atbara river on Wednesday evening. Continue reading Refugees Drown in Attempted Sudanese Smuggling