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‘Look after my babies’: In Ethiopia, a Tigray family’s quest (AP)

‘Look after my babies’: In Ethiopia, a Tigray family’s quest(AP) Abraha Kinfe Gebremariam, 40, feeds his 4-month old daughter, Aden, inside their shelter in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, near the border with Ethiopia, on March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Gunfire crackled near the straw-woven home of Abraha Kinfe Gebremariam. He hoped it drowned out the cries of his wife, curled up in pain, and the newborn twin daughters wailing beside her.

The violence had broken out in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region at the worst possible time for Abraha and his family. Their village of Mai Kadra was caught in the first known massacre of a grinding war that has killed thousands of ethnic Tigrayans like them.


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