Fears grow that humanitarian crisis in Tigray region could worsen after a nearly yearlong conflict

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, first row right, attending an inauguration ceremony in Addis Ababa earlier this month.


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Ethiopian government forces have launched a renewed assault to recapture the rebellious northern region of Tigray, raising fears of a more devastating humanitarian crisis in a region the United Nations says is already in the grip of famine after a nearly yearlong conflict.

Ethiopian ground troops, backed by regional militia from the Amhara region, launched coordinated attacks from multiple fronts along Tigray’s southern border, government and rebel officials said Tuesday.

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