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Exiled in Sudan, Tigray refugees face new struggle for survival

By France24
07 December 2020   |   7:07 am
Since fighting erupted between Ethiopian forces and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) earlier this autumn, tens of thousands of civilians have fled across the border into neighbouring Sudan.

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