Nariman El-Mofty

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Refugee doctor chronicles Tigray's pain
Location: Cairo
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Refugee doctor chronicles Tigray's pain
Copyright Nariman El-Mofty 2024
Updated May 2022

He is a surgeon and a father. Every morning, he wakes up under a plastic tarp and is reminded he’s now a refugee, too.

Dr. Tewodros Tefera is one of tens of thousands of people who have fled ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, crossing the border into a remote corner of Sudan. Horrified by what he saw when the fighting between Ethiopian and Tigray forces began six months ago, and by the tales of new arrivals, the 43-year-old chronicles the pain even as he treats it.

"Ethiopia is dead to me," he says.

Tewodros fills a growing number of notebooks as he compiles a “dossier” on the Tigray conflict. Sometimes he dreams of taking it to the International Criminal Court in a quest for justice.
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