The number of people fleeing fighting in Sudan to Ethiopia has exceeded 26,400, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
OCHA said in its latest situation update released on Monday evening that the flow of people fleeing Sudan to Ethiopia has increased over the past few days, with 844 and 45 arrivals respectively at the crossing points in Metema, in the Amhara region, and Kurmuk, in the Benishangul Gumuz region.
OCHA figures show that a massive influx was observed in Metema which exceeded 26,400 refugees on May 21, adding that 1,180 arrivals were recorded during the day.
On Friday, OCHA appealed for additional funds to meet the needs of people traveling to Ethiopia.
OCHA said around 85,000 people are expected to enter Ethiopia from Sudan, adding that “additional financial resources are needed to meet current needs and the continued flow of arrivals expected in the coming weeks”.
Since April 15, Sudan has been the scene of deadly armed battles between the Sudanese army and the rapid support forces.