Far From Home

Hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced for over four decades in the East Sudan are first generation Eritreans- the majority of whom arrived in the early 1980s. 

 

Escaping war, conflict, security pressures, in hopes for a better life and a safe place to live. They have endured crossing borders, mountains, and bumpy roads while risking their lives to end up in this large area where many of permanent/temporary camps are spread throughout eastern Sudan. 

 

Sudan hosts one of the largest refugee populations in Africa, mainly from Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Chad. The latest influx of refugees saw more than 50,000 people flee into Sudan in search of safety after military confrontations broke out between Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples' Liberation Front (TPLF) in late 2020.