Official estimates put the death toll in the conflict at 1000
An Ethiopian refugee who fled Tigray region receives medical treatment within the Fashaga camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan, on Monday
THE secretary-general of the Anglican Communion, the Most Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, is among the church leaders around the world who have signed a pastoral letter to the Churches and people of Ethiopia in response to the upsurge in fighting in the Tigray region (News, 27 November).
Official estimates put the death toll in the conflict between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Ethiopian National Defence Force at 1000, but humanitarian agencies say that the figure is many times higher. The fighting has also led to a refugee crisis as people flee the violence.