Escaping Ethiopia

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    Intensified clashes between the #Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and #Ethiopia’s central government have forced Ethiopians to flee the country at the fastest rate in the 20 years. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said a full-scale humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Eastern Sudan, with at least 27,000 people having fled over the northern border from Ethiopia. “Women, men and children have been crossing the border at the rate of 4,000 per day since November 10,” UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch said. Sudan already hosts nearly a million refugees from Chad, Eritrea, the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Ethiopian forces reportedly captured two towns in the northern region of Tigray, where troops are loyal to the TPLF. Tigray’s leader said it was a temporary setback and vowed to defeat the government. The nation’s prime minister has claimed his army is now advancing on the Tigrayan capital Mekelle.

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