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 Refugees fleeing Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict are transferred by bus from the border reception centre to Um Raquba refugee camp after they crossed the border in Hamdayit, eastern Sudan. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba

As the war in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, hits the six-month mark, aid workers are warning that mass rapes are being used as a weapon to terrify civili(...)

Displaced children from Western Tigray wait at meal time to receive food outside a classroom in the school where they are sheltering in Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, on February 24th. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

At a makeshift shelter in a school in Mekelle, capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Gezae Wolderaphael, an aquiline-featured young sesame farmer, show(...)

Mona Lisa (18) recuperates in a hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia. She survived an attempted rape that left her with seven gunshot wounds and an amputated arm. Photograph:  New York Times

Mona Lisa lay on a hospital bed in Mekelle, the main city in war-torn northern Ethiopia, her body devastated but her defiance on display. Named for th(...)

Tigrayan refugees at a water station at Hamdeyat Transition Centre near the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Sudan. Photograph: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

More than 500 rape cases have been reported to five clinics in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations has said, warning that the actual numbers (...)

The  Ethiopian army patrol the streets of Mekelle city, in northern Ethiopia. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/ Anadolu Agency via Getty

The calm is deceptive. A stubbled crater attests to a recent artillery barrage, but with its bustling streets and shops, the highland Ethiopian city o(...)

People gather to mourn the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by Eritrean soldiers in the village of Dengolat, north of Mekele, the capital of Tigray on February 26th. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/ AFP via Getty Images

Internal US government reports, and credible reports from Amnesty International and the Associated Press paint a dire picture of atrocities against ci(...)

Ethiopian refugees gather to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front at Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan, on February 19th.  Photograph: Hussein Ery/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of unarmed civilians were massacred by Eritrean troops in a sacred northern Ethiopian city, according to a new report by Amnesty Internationa(...)

Ethiopian soldiers stand at Mai Aini refugee camp. Eritrean refugees fear their suffering may not be over. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP

A leading humanitarian activist has criticised aid agencies for not speaking out early enough about the scale of the crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia’s nort(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled the Tigray conflict at a village next to Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty

Nearly three months into the conflict in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, aid agencies are appealing for more access and international funding to help milli(...)

Refugees from the Tigray region of Ethiopia wait to be transferred to a camp with more infrastructure, on Saturday. Photograph:  Byron Smith/Getty Images

Tehesh Tesfay hoped to never again see the refugee camp that sheltered her during the famine that devastated her native Ethiopia more than three decad(...)

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