UN: More than two million children from Tigray need aid

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    The warring parties in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have exchanged rocket fire, with both sides accusing each other of putting civilians in danger. The UN’s children’s agency is warning more than two million young people need help. More than 30,000 people have fled to neighbouring Sudan. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Gadarif state near the border with Ethiopia. –

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