It took Otash a month to find Shalom again, while he fled Ethiopia to Sudan alongside thousands of refugees.
Otash, an Ethiopian woman, lost her daughter Shalom, 7, during a bombing raid in her city. And for weeks, he sought out the girl in the midst of an ongoing war.
The disappearance took place on November 7, three days after the Ethiopian government’s military offensive against dissidents in the Tigre region began.
Thousands of people died in the offensive ordered by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, to fight against the Liberation Front of the Tigré People.
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