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After escaping Ethiopia, mothers face giving birth in camps | AFP - Nov 23, 2020 AFP

27-year-old Berekhti Burro is one of 700 pregnant women among the new arrivals of refugees seeking shelter in the rapidly growing tent-town of Um Raquba refugee camp in Sudan. Burro, nine-months pregnant, was forced to flee intense fighting near her home in Humera in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, trekking for hours in the blazing sun to safety.


Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: Tigray force says it is still fighting despite army Mekele push | AFP - Nov 20, 2020 AFP

Ethiopian dissident party the TPLF dismisses Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s declaration of victory i n their northern region. On Saturday night, Ahmed declared military operations in Tigray “completed” after the army claimed control of the regional capital Mekele, a city of half a million before the conflict broke out three weeks ago.