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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Ethiopia fighting: Refugees fleeing across the border into Sudan” – below is their description.
The number of people who have fled into Sudan from the conflict in northern #Ethiopia has risen to at least 20,000, the UN #refugee agency and local officials said on Sunday. The head of Sudan’s refugee commission put the total number of refugees at 24,944 by the end of Saturday, state news agency SUNA reported. FRANCE 24’s Maria Gerth-Niculescu and Bastien Renouil #report.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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