Ethiopia: Sudan crisis: consequences for Ethiopia
Created: 19/05/2023 +


Since 15 April 2023, intense fighting has been occurring in the capital Khartoum and other parts of the country, between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudan Armed Forces (SAF). The heavy fighting has resulted in forced displacement into neighbouring countries, including Ethiopia, and will have broader implications for conflict in the region. The escalation of clashes in Sudan has led to an influx of refugees, returnees, and third-country nationals into Ethiopia. The primary entry point is the Metema border post in Amhara region. As at 16 May, around 27,000 people have crossed into Ethiopia, including Ethiopians, Eritreans, Somalis, Sudanese, and individuals of various other nationalities.