In war-torn Tigray, food shortage deals civilians a heavy blow

Ethiopian refugees

Ethiopian refugees, who fled the Tigray conflict, gather to receive aid at the Tenedba camp in Mafaza, eastern Sudan on January 8, 2021, upon their arrival at the camp from the reception center. 

Photo credit: Ashraf Shazly | AFP

What you need to know:

  • A United Nations situational report said last week some 4.5 million people in the Tigray region are in need of emergency food assistance.
  • The federal government's military operation in Tigray ended in late November after the federal forces took control of Mekelle ousting the TPLF, the former regional ruling party.

Ethiopia’s Tigray region may be facing a new chapter of starvation and deaths, the aftermath of a conflict that began last November, to crackdown on an erstwhile ruling party.


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