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  • first it was hunger.

  • Then it was war.

  • But for Burhan Holly, both had the same result, forcing him to flee his home in Ethiopia's Tigre state to the Emmerich Uber camp in neighboring Sudan.

  • A Zaken See, I'm not able to walk properly.

  • I depend on my stick.

  • The only option I had was walking wasn't the only one.

  • So many people were walking alongside me.

  • Mothers carrying their Children on their backs and others the same age as me little Children walking all because of a B.

  • Ahmed.

  • Ethiopia's prime minister has declared victory in the Tigre conflict, but the guerrilla movement turned political party, the Tea Graham People's Liberation Front, says it's still fighting.

  • They also say they have shot down a government warplane and retaken a town.

  • The fear is that the northern mountainous region is set for a protracted conflict.

  • 1985 Halle ran from famine into Sudan.

  • This time, the 65 year old says he escaped past the bodies off his neighbors.

  • People Tigre have been killed, robbed and nobody is able to see us, whether it's the United Nations or other countries way were alone and I feel bad seeing T grains being killed in front of my eyes on being unable to do anything about it.

  • The government denies it has killed civilians in the conflict.

  • Both sides have accused the other of ethnic based killings while denying responsibility for carrying them out.

  • Thousands of people are believed to have been killed and nearly 44,000 have fled to Sudan since the fighting began in Tigre on November 4th.

  • Details about the situation inside the conflict zone are difficult to obtain, but the UN's refugee agency said on Sunday that it hopes to be granted access soon.

first it was hunger.

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