UN Opens New Ethiopia Refugee Camp, by Ambassador mo

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Indication that it's getting worse in Sudan and the Horn of Africa in general. UN refugee agency has opened a new camp in western Ethiopia as hostilities in Sudan’s Blue Nile state continue to drive thousands to flee the country. Adrian Edwards, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters today at a press briefing in Geneva that 533 refugees had already been moved to the new camp, located in the town of Tongo, from the border areas of Kurmuk, Bamza and Almahal. Indication of Greater Combat in Sudan: Over the past month more than 27,500 people have fled Blue Nile to Ethiopia and South Sudan, amid fighting between the Sudanese army and rebels with the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N). Mr. Edwards noted that while refugees had previously been mostly women and children, more men were arriving at the camps, bringing belongings such as livestock with them to help make a living in Ethiopia. “At the beginning of the influx, the new arrivals were mainly women, children and the elderly – generally in good health. Men were staying behind to look after properties. Recently, however, UNHCR staff at the border points have seen larger numbers of men arriving, and more injuries. The new camp has a capacity for 3,000 people and has the possibility of being expanded if necessary. The other main camp in the area, at Sherkole, reached its full capacity on Tuesday, already holding 8,702 people. Ethiopia Regime as Partner? Current Ethiopian regime has again been positioned as inescapabale partner? (In view of war this regime wages in Ogaden and refusal to grant unobstructed access to free media and humanitarian workers, we’re leery of role of Ethiopian regime). UNHCR is currently working with Ethiopia and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to speed up the moving of refugees to safer locations. Mr. Edwards said that UNHCR is planning to move around 400 refugees daily from the border to Tongo, where the agency and its partners are providing water and sanitation, food, shelter and immunization for children. ARTICLE –“Somalia Unsafe for Everyone” - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/somalia-unsafe-for-everyone-mogadishu-suicide-bomb-by-ambassador-mo/35782 ARTICLE - Political Culpability for Famine” - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/political-culpability-for-famine-by-ambassador-mo/34826 ARTICLE-“Why Ogaden Isn’t in the News-Wool Over Our Eyes” - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/why-ogaden-isnt-in-the-news-is-the-wool-being-pulled-over-our-eyes-by-susan-sacirbey/33764 By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey Facebook – Become a Fan at “Diplomatically Incorrect” Twitter - Follow us at DiplomaticallyX More Reports on Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia & Ethiopia at War Crimes Justice Channel - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/c/war-crimes-justice

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"Voice of the Global Citizen"- Diplomatically Incorrect (diplomaticallyincorrect.org) provide film and written reports on issues reflecting diplomatic discourse and the global citizen. Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey (@MuhamedSacirbey) is former Foreign Minister Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina at the United Nations. "Mo" is also signatory of the Rome Conference/Treaty establishing the International…

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