Islamic Relief Being Proactive in Providing Assistance to Help Ethiopian Refugees in Sudan

SUDAN, 18 January 2020 – As of January 6, Sudan’s Government Commissioner for Refugees (COR) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that there are 56,548 Ethiopian refugees have crossed the border into Sudan and registered under the agencies.

Currently, Islamic Relief is actively providing assistance to Ethiopian refugees and already managed to distribute 1,280 hygiene kits at Um Raquba Camp under Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) project and also 240 non-food items (NFI) assistance were sent to Gadaref state, Sudan.

The Project manager and coordinator for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector have met UNHCR and COR representatives to finalize the right location to build latrine facilities in Um Raquba and Tunaydbah camp.

The project has been started last week.

The cleaning campaign committees distributed 4,050 aqua tablets to the refugees after conducting a briefing session on purpose of the tablets and how to use them.