At a hospital in Mekele, 80% of patients are suffering war-related trauma injuries. "The hospital is running dangerously low on sutures, antibiotics, anticoagulants, painkillers and even gloves," the ICRC says.
Ethiopian government troops captured the city of Mekele on Saturday, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. The battle marked a turning point in an internal conflict that has waged for nearly a month.
#UPDATE Ethiopia's army said it was in control of Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region, and was hunting for its dissident leaders. The announcement came after heavy shelling was reported in the city of half a million people By @rcoreyb
The announcement came after heavy shelling was reported in Mekele, a city of half a million people, as it braced for a military offensive against Tigray's ruling party.
5.2 earthquake, 50km E of Mek'ele, Ethiopia. 2018-03-24 13:27:32 at epicenter (16m ago, depth 10km).