Storms damage Ethiopian refugee shelters in Sudan

Severe storms have damaged the shelters of more than 16,000 Ethiopian refugees in eastern Sudan, the United Nations says.

Heavy rains, strong winds and hailstorms destroyed tents and swept away belongings.

The UN said about a quarter of the shelters had been damaged.

It is providing the refugees with blankets, sleeping mats and other supplies.

Drainage systems are being dug to mitigate the risk of further flooding.

Tens of thousands of Ethiopians are seeking refugee in Sudan after fleeing the war in Tigray

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