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Ethiopians suffer under Tigray aid shortages

As Addis Ababa steps up its air offensive against the TPLF, and Tigray forces advance on the ground, the situation of the civilian population grows more desperate by the hour.

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Since the beginning of the summer, the conflict in northern Ethiopia's Tigray has spread to neighbouring regions, particularly to Amhara. The Ethiopian federal army, backed by regional Amhara forces and militias, is battling troops of the TPLF – the Tigray People's Liberation Front. Ever since the fighting broke out last November, the warring parties have been repeatedly accused of committing serious human rights violations. This new front is no exception. Our journalists were able to report from the Amhara region, where civilians are still paying a heavy price in this conflict. Maria Gerth-Niculescu and Marika Julien report.
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