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In pics: As fighting rages in Ethiopia, thousands flee to Sudan

Updated : December 22, 2020 04:52 PM IST

Tens of thousands of Ethiopians who just weeks ago were contemplating the harvest season now huddle in refugee camps in Sudan. They ran from fields and homes and hospital rooms as months of tensions between Ethiopia’s government and that of its defiant Tigray region erupted into deadly fighting.

Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region carry their belongings off a boat after arriving on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region carry their belongings off a boat after arriving on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region wait to get cooked rice served by Sudanese local volunteers at Um Rakuba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region wait to get cooked rice served by Sudanese local volunteers at Um Rakuba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region ride a bus going to the Village 8 temporary shelter, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region ride a bus going to the Village 8 temporary shelter, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Tigrayan refugees arrive on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Tigrayan refugees arrive on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
A worker for Muslim Aid organises Tigrayan refugees waiting in line to receive cooked rice and lentils, at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
A worker for Muslim Aid organises Tigrayan refugees waiting in line to receive cooked rice and lentils, at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
An Ethiopian woman who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, nurses her newly-born children inside a clinic in the Hamdayat camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in eastern Kassala state, Sudan. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo)
An Ethiopian woman who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, nurses her newly-born children inside a clinic in the Hamdayat camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in eastern Kassala state, Sudan. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo)
Ethiopians who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region gather to receive relief aid at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
Ethiopians who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region gather to receive relief aid at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
An Ethiopian woman who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region holds her refugee registration document as she waits to receive relief aid at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
An Ethiopian woman who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region holds her refugee registration document as she waits to receive relief aid at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
Published : December 22, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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