Over 10000 Somali refugees flee to Ethiopia

SudanTribune article : Over 10000 Somali refugees flee to Ethiopia - UN.

February 10, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) – More than ten thousand of Somali civilians, mostly women and children fled to Ethiopia since January, the UN refugee agency said yesterday.

The UNHCR said there are some 150 who cross the border since the withdrawal of Ethiopian forces on January 25. “The influx has increased after Ethiopian forces ended their two-year presence in Somalia last month,” said Cosmas Chanda the head of Ethiopia office late Monday.
February 11th, 2009 in Breaking News, World Alerts