Some 800 people crossed from Ethiopia’s Tigray region into eastern Sudan in just the first few days of the new year according to the agency.
Since early November, more than 56,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled to neighbouring Sudan.
Grisgeher Lahol is one.
“We arrived here yesterday after two months of displacement. We found the situation better here. Since we arrived, we found that cooked food and we ate. We stood in line for a quarter of an hour only and we received our tent and settled in. The people who arrived before us have received everything: lights, solar panels and donations.”, Lahol said.