The border town of Hamdayat, Sudan, is now home to thousands of refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region fleeing violence. Among the estimated 8,000 who have arrived in recent days are the parents of seven-month-old twins born prematurely, laying on a bed in a makeshift shelter. The family was forced to leave the hospital in Tigray where they were getting medical care.
“They were in incubators but when the city was bombed, we ran away and came here,” their father Burhano Qobrfay told Reuters at the village located in eastern Kassala state. “Their mother doesn’t have much milk. We are using flour and mixing it to feed them. That is not recommended by doctors. Our children are dying right before our eyes.”