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Tigray refugees recount the horrors of Ethiopia’s new conflict

Tigray refugees recount the horrors of Ethiopia’s new conflict

MOHAMMED AMIN THE refugees trekked for days to cross the border, dodging airstrikes and well-armed soldiers in their country’s escalating civil war. Many are now sleeping out in the open in isolated towns or under trees in a dusty displacement camp unused for decades. As conflict rages in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, a fast-growing refugee crisis is building in the eastern provinces of neighbouring Sudan: Almost 40,000 people have sought safety over the past two weeks, and many more are expected in the days ahead. At a newly opened camp and at the two main refugee transit points along Sudan’s border with…
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