Every day, dozens of Eritrean Asylum seekers cross into Sudan, joining over 130,000 refugees living in Eastern Sudan. The UNHCR estimate that every month, Eastern Sudan gives refuge to 1,000 Eritreans. They join over 130,000 refugees currently living in Eastern Sudan.
Many of the new arrivals are just young men and teenagers who want to avoid military service in Eritrea, however more women and children are now moving into the camps.
Sudanese communities near the camps have long shared their scarce resources with the refugees, however food supply is scarce.
Charity Right is working in Kilo 26 camp, located in Kassala State which borders west Eritrea. Kilo 26 is one of 12 refugee camps in Eastern Sudan. Charity Right currently provides food for over 25 families in Kilo 26 camp. Most of the families are elderly, as well as widows and single mothers struggling to source food for their children. They live in ‘homes’ made from mud and grass, with very little inside.
We have committed to these families for a year, and hope to provide for several more families in the near future.