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  • Save the Children, says it is one of the first aid agencies to reach displaced families in the Tigray in town of Axum in Ethiopia.

  • The organization released video shot on February 8th, showing the distribution of food, shelter and sanitation to those displaced by conflict.

  • Save the Children's communication manager Christiana Martin filmed this message from a school that has been turned into a camp.

  • The conditions are really terrible.

  • They are overcrowded.

  • There are up to you, 30 families living her classroom.

  • We're hoping today that the aid that we distribute the essential food will see these families through for the next month.

  • As of yet, none of these IDPs have received any humanitarian assistance.

  • Save the Children are the first on the ground.

  • Axum is a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its tall obelisks and ancient churches.

  • It has also been the site of some of the most brutal fighting in Ethiopia.

  • On Friday, Amnesty International accused Eritrean forces of killing hundreds of civilians in northern Ethiopia over 24 hours last November, an incident it described as a potential crime against humanity.

  • Eritrea has rejected the accusations, but an Ethiopian states human rights body issued a statement that also describes such killings, though with fewer details.

  • It was a rare official acknowledgement from Ethiopia that Eritrean troops participated in the conflict during the government's crackdown in the Tigre region last year, Ethiopian Prime Minister A.

  • B.

  • Ahmed's government declared victory over the Tigre People's Liberation Front after its forces withdrew from major cities and towns at the end of November.

  • However, low level fighting has continued in some parts of Tigre.

Save the Children, says it is one of the first aid agencies to reach displaced families in the Tigray in town of Axum in Ethiopia.

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Tigrayan families in 'terrible conditions' receive aid

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