Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region on brink of famine

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

The United Nations humanitarian chief has said Ethiopia’s Tigray province is on the verge of famine after intense conflict has decimated the region. Hundreds of thousands civilians are at risk of starvation as militia blockages have cut off access for humanitarian groups to the area. Thousands of deaths and atrocities have resulted from the fighting since it began when government forces attempted to oust Tigray People’s Liberation’s front  seven months ago, after the group attacked 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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