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  • our sprawling camp in Sudan.

  • As another refugee crisis unfolds, thousands of Ethiopians have been streaming across the border, fleeing the fear and chaos off the latest fighting in the north.

  • Many who arrive here bring stories of escalating violence and atrocities.

  • Alfano forces entered and burned out homes and killed people.

  • They left us with nothing, so we fled here to Sudan, E left with my parents and my child with only what we wore.

  • Now we have nothing.

  • We fled from death and murder.

  • E.

  • The exodus comes as Amnesty International reports evidence off a civilian massacre in the town of my cadre in the northern Tigray region.

  • Witnesses say the victims were hacked or stabbed to death.

  • Most are believed to be ethnic Hazaras, a region with a long history of tensions.

  • With T dry, The UN's Human Rights Commission is voicing alarm.

  • The high commissioner is calling for a full inquiry if confirmed as having being deliberately carried out by a party to the current fighting.

  • These killings of civilians would, of course amount to war crimes.

  • It's still unclear who is responsible for the mass killings followed days of clashes between federal troops into ground forces in the region has become the latest flashpoint stemming from Ethiopia's complex ethnic politics.

  • Speculate two grounds controlled Ethiopia central government for 30 years, but their power has waned under Prime Minister Abiomed became to power in 2018.

  • Increasing resentment and tensions became open defiance in September, when Tigre rejected the central government's authority and held its own elections.

  • Now the feud has descended into conflict, with the government vowing to crush what it calls a rebellion.

  • It will end as soon as the criminals are disarmed.

  • Legislator administration is restored and fugitives apprehended and brought to justice.

  • A civilians flee.

  • Fears are mounting that Ethiopia could be at the beginning off a protracted and bloody civil war.

  • Yeah, let's go now to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where a journalist Samuel get Ah Choo is standing by.

  • Hello to you, Samuel.

  • Now it has been difficulty for outsiders to get accurate information on what's going on.

  • What is the latest you can tell us on this conflict while the media and the NGO cannot travel to the region, What we are reflecting on is the report that's coming from Amnesty International Human Rights Watch, the NGOs, the people that have fled to Sudan, telling us telling the world that this is heading to, ah, potential civil war and money.

  • Many people are dying, Uh, in Sudan.

  • It's getting up to 20,000 Ethiopians that have moved to, uh, the Sudan looking for shelter.

  • So this is becoming a disaster, not just for Ethiopia or the region it's heading to.

  • It's affecting everyone.

  • So, um, everybody is overwhelmed with the need that they have.

  • They can't even transport basic food to the air, so you can imagine the impact it's having on the ground.

  • Well, what exactly sparked this fighting?

  • What is at the heart of the conflict?

  • Um, it looks like it's, you know, the government.

  • The Ethiopian government has placed ah condition for a ceasefire which is to hunt the leadership of the Tigray region, which the central government sees us being illegal on also the destruction off all arms that they have been storing for a long, long time.

  • You have to you have to remember.

  • The TPLF was in federal government in charge of the Ethiopian federal government for 27 years.

  • So they've only, um, left.

  • They've only gone back to their own state in the last three years.

  • So it looks like it's a mixture off power struggle, Uh, and not wanting to accept the changes that are happening in Addis Ababa.

  • Um, and it's a mixture of all of those.

  • But again, the impact is having on the ground is just huge.

  • It goes beyond the government's auf Diese baba and the state off degree.

  • Well, we also know that Tigre is not the only region in Ethiopia that has seen tensions in recent months.

  • Samuel, How is this latest conflict affecting Ethiopia's overall stability?

  • There was a gun fire or, you know, a sound off fire or a scene in the heart off the Amhara region and Gonder and the Baradar, which is a tourist attraction.

  • We can't confirm if anybody has died, but it's tickling down and all over the nation.

  • But beyond the degree conflict, there's also conflicts all over Oromia region, um, people dying, so it's becoming a huge disaster.

  • Um, and unless there is going to be a ceasefire, you'll see thousands or money people being affected.

  • A reminder of what happened to Ethiopia some 30 years ago with the Ethiopian famine that affected so many people and made on instant refugees with thousands, many thousands of Ethiopians all over the world.

  • Journalist Samuel, get ah choo in Addis Ababa.

  • Thanks so much for your reporting.

  • Thank you.

  • Thank you.

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