Ethiopian baby born on the run from war
Dateline: 21, 23 November 2020 - Um Rakouba/Hamdayet
Date: 11/24/2020 09:02 PM
Um Rakouba - 23 November 2020
1. Various of baby boy born to Ethiopian refugee while journeying to Sudan
2. Um Rakouba camp
Hamdayet - 21 November 2020
3. Hillside and river that refugees are crossing by boat
4. Various of Ethiopian refugee Terhas Tsfa sat with her newborn baby
5. Various of Ethiopian refugee Lemlem Haylo Rada with newborn son
6. Various of Ethiopian refugee Blaines Alfao Eileen holding her bump
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When the birth pangs kicked in, Ethiopian refugee Terhas Tsfa was alone and under the hot sun.
She gave birth to her now two-week-old baby boy in these conditions.
She walked for seven hours from the Amhara region and gave birth on the road to Sudan.
Tsfa eventually came to the Um Rakouba camp, but is struggling to feed her baby.
"I've been here 14 days and have not received anything, I have no clothes to wear," she says.
While extraordinary, Tsfa's story is not unique and other refugee women at the camp have given birth under similar conditions.
More than 40,000 have fled the Ethiopian government's offensive in the defiant Tigray region.
Around 700 women are currently pregnant, the United Nations says.
At least nine have given birth in Sudan.