War in Ethiopia The Horrors Faced by the Women of Tigray

The troops of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his allies are deploying rape and famine in their war in the Tigray region. The violence is horrific, and women are bearing the brunt of it.
By Fritz Schaap und Daniel Etter (Photos)
Tigrayan women praying in Mekelle.

Tigrayan women praying in Mekelle.

Foto: Daniel Etter / DER SPIEGEL
DER SPIEGEL 26/2021
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The Suffering in Tigray
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The Suffering in Tigray

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Rape victim Meaza: "They did it over and over again."

Rape victim Meaza: "They did it over and over again."

Foto: Daniel Etter / DER SPIEGEL
Destroyed tanks, trucks and buses line the roads.

Destroyed tanks, trucks and buses line the roads.

Foto: Daniel Etter / DER SPIEGEL
22,500 women have suffered sexual violence in Tigray.

Source: UN

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