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Reference : V-P-SD-E-02672
Date : 25/11/2020
Country/Region : SUDAN
Caption : Hamdayet, Border Reception Centre. A pregnant Ethiopian refugee. “I was so afraid for the baby that I have almost no memory of the road,” said Million, 24, who is nine months pregnant. “It's like a black hole. Today, I'm told that I have to stay here because I could deliver any moment. We’re going to see the doctor at the Sudanese Red Crescent healthcare center. My husband is in the capital city of Tigray Region, Mekelle, where we used to live.”
Photographer : JOBARD, Olivier
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC/MYOP
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 03.12.2020
Hundreds of Ethiopian refugees continue to arrive in Sudan each day. They are exhausted and scared, and come with little more than just the clothes on their backs. Local Sudanese communities have shown incredible solidarity in sharing what resources they have with them as authorities and aid organisations work to scale up services like food, shelter, water and medical care.
Despite lacking so many basic necessities, many refugees have an even more urgent concern: reaching their loved ones to know if they are safe and well. Many were separated from their family members in the chaos of fleeing their homes, while others have been cut-off from contacting relatives because phone and internet lines remain down across part of Tigray State.
Together with the Sudanese Red Crescent, the ICRC has set up services in three different sites near the border to help people get in touch with their loved ones through phone calls and messages. The Sudanese Red Crescent is also providing medical care to refugees.
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