Friday, November 20, 2020

UN prepares for 200,000 refugees from Ethiopia conflict - RTÉ

200,000 refugees from Ethiopia conflict

Rebels from Ethiopia's Tigray region fired rockets at the capital of neighbouring Amhara region, Amhara authorities said, raising concern that a conflict between the insurgents and the central government could spill into a wider war.

Two weeks into the conflict, the United Nations said it was making plans for as many as 200,000 refugees fleeing into neighbouring Sudan.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people have been killed and tens of thousands of refugees have already fled from fighting in Tigray as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to hold his ethnically diverse nation together.

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