SUDAN WATCH: 2580 Eritreans sought political asylum in Sudan this year and are being housed in Shegraib refugee camp

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

2580 Eritreans sought political asylum in Sudan this year and are being housed in Shegraib refugee camp

The department of information and culture of the Eritrean People’s Party (EPP) said that hundreds of Eritreans continue to flood into the Sudan.

In a statement issued yesterday, EPP indicated that 550 Eritreans fled to Shegraib refugee camp in Sudan in the first week of February alone. Some 64 children under 6 years of age and 181 women are among the Eritreans who flee their country in the period reported, the statement said.

Since the beginning of this year, 2580 Eritreans have sought political asylum in Sudan. They are being housed in Shegraib refugee camp, it was learnt.

Source: Feb. 11, 2009 report from Walta Info - Eritreans continue fleeing to Sudan.

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