Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region on brink of famine

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Lalibela, Ethiopia: Ethiopian people seen on the road from Lalibela to Gheralta, Tigray in Northern Ethiopia, Africa

The United Nations humanitarian chief has warned Ethiopia’s Tigray province is on the verge of famine after intense conflict has left the region decimated. Militia blockages have cut off access to the area for humanitarian groups leaving hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk of starvation. The fighting began seven months ago when government forces attempted to oust Tigray People’s Liberation’s front from the area following the group’s attack on key federal military bases. 

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Monday, June 7 2021
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Featured in storyHayat Abu-Saleh, UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs in Mekelle, TigrayDr Amanuel Elias, research fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
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