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May 28, 2000 | ANN. M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the pounding of shells echoed from beyond nearby mountain ranges and smoke issued from above, a stream of humanity flowed Saturday along the asphalt road out of this rocky hillside town and north toward the nation's capital, Asmara. Old men, women and children carrying bundles of their meager belongings tied in cloths across their backs trudged limply along in the sweltering heat, as truckloads of Eritrean troops rumbled by them toward the direction of the booming mortars.
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May 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Fighting raged Sunday between Eritrea and Ethiopia on the eve of peace talks between the two countries, opening a new front in a smoldering humanitarian crisis. Infantry and artillery clashes--the heaviest fighting to date in the 2-year-old border war between the Horn of Africa neighbors--threaten to uproot 200,000 people around the central Eritrean city of Mendefera, the United Nations warned.
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May 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Fighting raged Sunday between Eritrea and Ethiopia on the eve of peace talks between the two countries, opening a new front in a smoldering humanitarian crisis. Infantry and artillery clashes--the heaviest fighting to date in the 2-year-old border war between the Horn of Africa neighbors--threaten to uproot 200,000 people around the central Eritrean city of Mendefera, the United Nations warned.
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May 28, 2000 | ANN. M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the pounding of shells echoed from beyond nearby mountain ranges and smoke issued from above, a stream of humanity flowed Saturday along the asphalt road out of this rocky hillside town and north toward the nation's capital, Asmara. Old men, women and children carrying bundles of their meager belongings tied in cloths across their backs trudged limply along in the sweltering heat, as truckloads of Eritrean troops rumbled by them toward the direction of the booming mortars.
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May 27, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
TEL AVIV - The first Molotov cocktail ignited a backyard fence, just a couple of feet from where three Eritrean refugees were sleeping outdoors on makeshift beds of wood planks atop old TV sets. One man burned his arm trying to extinguish the flames with a blanket. Moments later, a second firebomb was tossed through an open air vent into the adjacent apartment, where another family of African asylum-seekers was sleeping. It exploded in the shower without causing injury. The post-midnight attacks last month by unknown assailants continued across Tel Aviv's dilapidated Shapira neighborhood, striking another refugee house and a kindergarten catering to African children.
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October 19, 1986 | DENNIS McDOUGAL
The full-page ad in Billboard magazine displayed a familiar image--a big-bellied, spindly limbed African baby, naked except for a T-shirt. The headline read: NO ROCK STAR IS SINGING FOR THIS CHILD. It was a strikingly ironic message in an era when rock and famine seem to go together like bread and butter. But this child wasn't from the African famine featured on MTV and the network news.
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May 21, 1999 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER and ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When veteran refugee worker Lynne Miller arrived here from Africa earlier this month, she stepped into a different world. Miller had just spent three years monitoring food supplies at a remote refugee camp in Somalia, and one of her first crises in Macedonia was an urgent request from a medical team. A diabetic refugee had crossed the border. Could she provide a special diet? She couldn't believe what she was hearing, much less that she was able to fulfill the request.
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