AS a result of the military confrontation between the federal government and the regional ruling party, thousands of people have fled the Ethiopian state of Tigray.

This development was disclosed by the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF).

There are reports refugees are not being allowed to cross as the Ethiopian forces have been deployed along the country’s border with Sudan.

According to BBC, reports from a camp on the Sudanese side of the border, aid agencies say they are struggling to cope despite the growing number of refugees.