More than 100 peacekeepers in Ethiopia seek international protection

The UN says more than 100 former peacekeepers from Ethiopia have sought international protection and applied for asylum in South Sudan.

The 100 are part of the recently closed mission in Darfur.

This follows the Ethiopian peacekeepers originally from the conflict hit Tigray region refused to return to Ethiopia out of fear of persecution.

There is increasing concern of allegations of atrocities committed to the 6-month conflict in Tigray.             

The move by the peacekeepers was likely to be linked to the ethnic tension that is depending on Ethiopia.

This as a result of the conflict in the Northern Tigray region. 

The United Nations said around 120 former peacekeepers from Ethiopia, have sought asylum in Sudan.

Where in Ethiopia, several regions including northern Tigray are hard-hit by inter-ethnic conflict.

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