Ethiopian refugees in Sudan pass 40,000, says UNHCR

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    The United Nations has warned that “aggressive rhetoric” risks placing civilians in “grave danger” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where three weeks of conflict have sent tens of thousands fleeing to Sudan.

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