400,000 people facing famine in war-torn Tigray: UN

Ethiopia

Ethiopians wait to receive food in Hamdayit camp in Sudan on December 14, 2020.

Photo credit: Mahmoud Hjaj | Anadolu Agency

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  • This week, Ethiopian forces destroyed two key bridges allowing desperately-needed aid into the region, prompting charges Addis Ababa was seeking to choke off humanitarian assistance.

Over 400,000 people have "crossed the threshold into famine" in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, a senior UN official said Friday, appealing for urgent humanitarian action to help the millions affected by the brutal eight-month long conflict.

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