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Al Jazeera 16 Nov 2020

People from Tigray region of Ethiopia flee to Sudan


In northern Ethiopia, the government is sending reinforcements to the restive Tigray region despite international calls for mediation.
Tigray's leader has called on the United Nations and the African Union to condemn Ethiopia's offensive.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni met with Ethiopian ministers and urged negotiations. But the Ethiopian government says Uganda will not play any mediation role.
And as the crisis continues - thousands more people are fleeing the violence into neighbouring Sudan.
Some of those who arrive are suffering from health conditions - and with little aid - struggling to receive healthcare.
Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan has more on the refugee crisis from Hamdayeet, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border.

The number of people who have fled into Sudan from the #conflict in northern #Ethiopia has risen to at least 20,000, the U.N. #refugee agency and local officials said on Sunday. FRANCE 24's Maria Gerth-Niculescu tells us more.
Many of the families fleeing the fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region have been separated after making for neighbouring Sudan.
More than 40,000 people have sought refuge there after the conflict between the federal government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front started in early November.
Many are desperately searching for news of their loved ones back home but have been unable to because of the Ethiopian government's communications blackout in the Tigray region.

Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reports from Gadarif state in Sudan.
A humanitarian crisis is unfolding at the border between Sudan and Ethiopia, where almost 30,000 people have fled the conflict in the neighbouring Tigray region. Our correspondent reports from a refugee camp. Also, Ugandan police say at least three people have died in protests that broke out in the capital after opposition leader and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine was once again arrested. Plus, Burkina Faso goes to the polls on Sunday, with outgoing president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré running for a second term. We take a look at his economic record.
Leaders of Ethiopia's Tigray region are stepping up their feud with the federal government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
They say they'll no longer recognise the Addis Ababa administration after the Electoral Commission delayed polls due in August because of Coronavirus.
Tigray went ahead with its local elections anyway, a move Prime Minister Ahmed described as 'illegal'.
It's raised concern Tigray's leaders are laying the groundwork for the creation of a breakaway state.

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Getachew Reda, Spokesman, Tigray People's Liberation Front
Tsedale Lemma, Editor-in-Chief, Addis Standard.
William Davison, Senior Ethiopia Analyst, International Crisis Group

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