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NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian government rebuffed an African effort to mediate on Saturday, saying its troops had seized another town in their march towards the rebel-held capital of northern Tigray region. Hundreds, possibly thousands, have died and more than 30,000 refugees have fled to Sudan since the conflict erupted on Nov. 4. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) rebels said nine civilians had died among heavy casualties in artillery hits on Adigrat. Eritrea denies TPLF allegations it has sent soldiers over the border to back Abiy’s offensive against the Tigrayan forces, who are also an old foe of Eritrea’s. “We will do all that is necessary to ensure stability prevails in the Tigray region and that our citizens are free from harm and want,” the prime minister tweeted on Saturday.
Persons: Abiy, Adigrat, Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, Tigrayans, , Jens Hesemann Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopian, African Union, Federal Government, Maxar Technologies, United Nations, UNHCR Locations: NAIROBI, ADDIS, Tigray, Mekelle, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Dansha
NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian government rebuffed an African effort to mediate on Saturday, saying its troops had seized another town in their march towards the rebel-held capital of northern Tigray region. Hundreds, possibly thousands, have died and more than 30,000 refugees have fled to Sudan since the conflict erupted on Nov. 4. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) rebels said nine civilians had died among heavy casualties in artillery hits on Adigrat. Eritrea denies TPLF allegations it has sent soldiers over the border to back Abiy’s offensive against the Tigrayan forces, who are also an old foe of Eritrea’s. “We will do all that is necessary to ensure stability prevails in the Tigray region and that our citizens are free from harm and want,” the prime minister tweeted on Saturday.
Persons: Abiy, Adigrat, Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, Tigrayans, , Jens Hesemann, jerry Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopian, African Union, Federal Government, Maxar Technologies, United Nations, UNHCR Locations: NAIROBI, ADDIS, Tigray, Mekelle, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Dansha, Hamdayet
UM RAKUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - At the Um Rakuba settlement in Sudan, refugees queue for helpings of cornflour porridge and put up makeshift shelters under scrubland trees, their lives upended by fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Slideshow ( 2 images )Aid agencies are racing to scale up the humanitarian response in remote areas of eastern Sudan, where more than 30,000 people fleeing the fighting have arrived in under two weeks. The mostly Tigrayan refugees fled with few possessions and many spent days on the run before crossing into Sudan. Almost all those fleeing into Sudan have arrived at the border crossing points of Hamdayet and Luqdi, bringing first hand accounts of the fighting. UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, is still verifying what caused them to flee, said Jens Hesemann, the agency’s assistant representative in Sudan.
Persons: jerry, “ I’ve, , Yohannes Gor, Jens Hesemann, we’re Organizations: UM, Reuters, United Nations, Aid, Ethiopian, UNHCR Locations: UM RAKUBA, Sudan, Ethiopia’s, Tigray, Ethiopian, Humera, Ethiopia, Sudan’s, Nile
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