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  • well, the Red Cross says the capital of Ethiopia's northern Tigre region is struggling with shortages of food and medical supplies.

  • That's a day after Ethiopia's prime minister declared victory in a military campaign against to grind fighters.

  • Wounded fighters have been inundating hospitals in the regional capital, Makayla.

  • Ethiopian troops had been closing in on two grise regional capital since forces they're ignored an ultimatum to surrender on Wednesday.

  • They say they have seized control of all key installations, including the airport, onto freed thousands of troops allegedly being held hostage by to grind forces theory.

  • Ethiopian army says its main aim now is to track down any last holdouts after fully controlling Mekele, a city our army is hunting and going after and searching for the elements opposed to peace that are hiding in holes on pits.

  • Uh, but despite the Ethiopian armies declaration of victory to grind, forces say the conflict is not yet over.

  • They told Reuters news agency that they would continue their fight from areas not yet under government control.

  • Some analysts believe they could also be planning to conduct a guerrilla war from the mountains.

  • The fate of civilians is also causing concern tens of thousands have fled to neighboring Sudan.

  • They are very uncomfortable being in exile.

  • Many of them, as I've said many times already are have left behind everything.

  • Relatives, um their work.

  • Most of them are farmers and it is the harvest time and they cannot do it.

  • So a major source of livelihood is lost.

  • Another source of language for many refugees is the lack of information about what is happening to their loved ones back home.

  • Because the government has cut Internet and phone links to the region, aid agencies are also urging the authorities to open a humanitarian corridor to allow them to help people on the ground well for more.

  • We can now go to Addis Abeba and the Ethiopian minister in charge of democratization, Zajick, a brave, brave ah welcome minister.

  • Let's talk about the current situation in the country.

  • Ethiopia's Prime minister, A.

  • B.

  • Ahmed, has said the fighting is over, but to Brian Forces claiming it's not yet finished, is the region entirely in the government's control?

  • Okay, uh, in our control, you know, it is Norman, like when Sarah machines, uh, Iraq was under the control of America, U.

  • S.

  • Forces spokesperson used to say We are in control until they take up the whole as a capital city.

  • So this is the same propaganda were in control off the whole religion there.

  • Last holdout was ugly.

  • Now we're control off each and every area of McGary.

  • I want to set us at one from getting threat.

  • By the way, we are not the one who cut the telecom connectivity integrate.

  • It is a typical left that cut the telecom connectivity with a view to keep the diagram people in communicating from the rest of the world so that they will contribute to continue to be fed from the force defending propaganda.

  • Now we are working with experts to reconnect the telecom connectivity and in some places it has already been restored.

  • Now it is, of course, a difficult for independent observers to verify these reports because access to Tigre has been tightly controlled since the start of the conflict.

  • When will media be allowed to access the Tigre region again?

  • It is not as blocking the access.

  • It is a situation.

  • There was an active military operation that would have endangered the lives of journalists a same time.

  • There is No.

  • The telecom connectivity has bean cut have been destroyed by the TPLF Road Networks have been destroyed, airports are destroyed.

  • We're working to rebuild that without these facilities and the village owners cannot go and access information.

  • We have nothing to hide to hide as they assert off the reform introduced three years down the line is transparency, openness.

  • This government is an open government.

  • It is a situation that is forbidding us from allowing journalists to access.

  • Otherwise we have nothing to hide.

  • Of course, as this happens, food and medical supplies are running low and alarm is growing over a humanitarian crisis.

  • How are you going to ensure delivery of badly needed supplies?

  • Ethiopia is the third largest off versus the largest off refugees in the world.

  • We know how to deal with this.

  • We are now supplying toe the region a great deal off food and other resources who were working with you and with U.

  • N.

  • Agencies to supply those in need of food.

  • So and pretty much soon will also open a humanitarian corridor.

  • With all these efforts, we believe we'll we'll be ableto help out our citizens who are in their need of e.

  • I want to talk about that humanitarian corridor that you've proposed.

  • You say it's coming soon, but how soon is soon?

  • As soon as we're able toe repair.

  • Those networks are those bridges that are already destroyed.

  • Well, the working day in there trying to rebuild the resource, the connectivity that that has been destroyed once that thing is in place will allow it.

  • Already there is a humanitarian access.

  • Our many our relevant ministries working U N agencies, your agencies supply food.

  • So we also need.

  • And we can alleviate this to the human humanitarian corridor pretty much soon.

  • It is a situation that is stopping us from doing so.

  • We we want our We don't want our people to suffer.

  • We're doing everything we can, we're using and national food.

  • Uh, sorry to supply our people who were with with everything we can.

  • Our communities mobilized our holy chipping.

  • People are mobilized towards helping their their bill, their beloved ones there they're counterpart is in there.

  • They're people integrate Everyone in the national is working towards helping them out.

  • Well, the prime minister has rejected a dialogue with the Tigre People's Liberation Front leaders.

  • So how are you going to broker an end to this conflict without sitting down at the table together?

  • The conflict is already ended.

  • The Syrian people have said no popular.

  • The TPLF.

  • The TPLF is now ready usedto less than 100 people, then the top each alone of the developed The Korean people have embraced the rule of law operation.

  • Whenever our military personnel made their way toe one of the great cities they they they were welcoming.

  • Then they were coming in mass chanting, saying they don't want to pay lip anymore.

  • So typically with with whom are we goingto negotiate?

  • Apparently defeated militarily, It no longer has its people by side by side.

  • So there is no negotiation.

  • This is about making them accountable to what they have been doing now or we're lifting residing abroad.

  • I'm afraid we're going to have to leave it there, but thank you very much for coming on DW news.

  • Thank you.

  • And meanwhile, the fighting in Tigre has sent tens of thousands of refugees streaming into neighboring Sudan seeking a safe haven According to the U N.

  • Almost half of them are Children.

  • Tw Samaria filed this report from a camp just inside the Sudanese border.

  • Asthma?

  • Uh, yeah likes to sing songs he learned growing up in Tigre.

  • He misses playing with his friends and especially with his older brothers.

  • E missed them all.

  • I want to go back home because I want to play with my brother's E Miss my friends and my brothers.

  • It's been three weeks since I last saw his family.

  • His mother had brought him to his teachers doorstep when the bombs started falling on their hometown.

  • In whom era, she said she had to search for her two older sons as a for Yasser recalls without a second thought.

  • She took him and ran.

  • We jumped over dead bodies.

  • Our neighbors were dead, but we couldn't bury them, so we just kept running.

  • Europe saw a lot of things a seven year old shouldn't see, says I say for Yasu.

  • She's close friend of his mother and has known him for years.

  • He trusts her many other Children who flitted.

  • I were not so lucky.

  • Three U.

  • N.

  • Estimates almost half the 40,000 refugees from the region are Children.

  • It's not clear how many of them arrived in Sudan on their own, but the health ministry is currently registering all these as especially vulnerable.

  • Way face multiple problems first and important one.

  • We have to find out whether the family came to Sudan or not.

  • If the family was killed.

  • We need to explain that to the child.

  • After that we look for a solution, I say.

  • For a Jasso hopes that she will never have to explain that to a job.

  • She believes his parents are alive, but with no phone in the communication blackout integrate.

  • She can't reach anyone in their hometown.

  • If God lets me live long enough.

  • And if there's peace, I'll take the boy back to his mother.

  • Now I'm a refugee, but I will do whatever I can for this boy.

  • He's like my own son.

  • Life at the campus heart a up in SF were still wearing the same clothes is when they left home.

  • Often they have to try three or four pumps to get water, but still sometimes are safe for managers to get a up something special.

  • I love her because she takes care of me.

  • She buys me biscuits, fruits and Candies.

  • E I really love you.

well, the Red Cross says the capital of Ethiopia's northern Tigre region is struggling with shortages of food and medical supplies.

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