UM RAKUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - At the Um Rakuba settlement in Sudan, refugees queue for helpings of cornflour porridge and put up makeshift shelters under scrubland trees, their lives upended by fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.
Slideshow ( 2 images )Aid agencies are racing to scale up the humanitarian response in remote areas of eastern Sudan, where more than 30,000 people fleeing the fighting have arrived in under two weeks.
The mostly Tigrayan refugees fled with few possessions and many spent days on the run before crossing into Sudan.
Almost all those fleeing into Sudan have arrived at the border crossing points of Hamdayet and Luqdi, bringing first hand accounts of the fighting.
UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, is still verifying what caused them to flee, said Jens Hesemann, the agency’s assistant representative in Sudan.
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