NAIROBI — More than a third of the people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region “are suffering an extreme lack of food,” the United Nations World Food Program said in a new assessment of a region under a months-long government blockade. AdvertisementThe UN said no aid convoy has entered the Tigray region of some 6 million people since mid-December. Separately, the UN humanitarian agency said less than 10 percent of the needed supplies, including medicines and fuel, have entered Tigray since mid-July. When asked whether there is famine in Tigray, WFP spokesman Tomson Phiri told reporters in Geneva that it had not been declared. Aid has begun reaching people in the Amhara and Afar regions after Tigray forces’ incursions there displaced hundreds of thousands.
January 29, 2022 11:30 UTC
borkenaMajor Getachew has served in the Ethiopian Defense Force for about 23 years. He took part in the battle against TPLF in Afar region in Hara locality. When they heard the news that he is in a hospital in Kombolcha, he decided to travel. But what happened was even more tragic that affected the entire family in a more devastating way including the little ones. Watch what Major Getachew had to dayVideo : Embedded from ESAT TVCover photo : screenshot from the video__
January 29, 2022 11:16 UTC
Tigray region has a population of about 5.5 million people. The assessment said that across Tigray and the neighbouring regions of Afar and Amhara, also affected by the war, an estimated nine million people need food aid. On Monday he accused the TPLF of using “hunger as a political tool.”The report comes with international concerns over humanitarian access to Tigray region mounting again. The Ethiopian government said last week that 43 trucks would deliver food and other aid to Tigray, but no trucks have arrived as fighting rages along the border between the Afar and Tigray regions. A doctor at the Ayder Referral Hospital in the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle told Reuters that hospital staff have not been paid in eight months.
January 29, 2022 10:00 UTC
Nurses and doctors employed at the biggest hospital in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region have ended up begging for food, BBC News has reported. The doctor’s account comes as the UN reports that “severe hunger” was hitting ever more people in Tigray. It is believed that around 2.2 million people “are suffering an extreme lack of food”. Since November 2020, the Ethiopian federal government forces have been battling rebels from the northern Tigray region in a conflict that has left thousands of fatalities. BBC News reports that a three-month-old baby, one of many children suffering from malnutrition due to the civil war, has died.
January 29, 2022 08:02 UTC
“A new food security assessment released today by the United Nations World Food Program shows that nearly 40 percent of Tigrayans suffer from extreme food shortages after a 15-month conflict,” he said. The population of the Tigray region is about 5.5 million. According to the assessment, Tigray and neighboring areas of Afar and Amharic are also affected by the war, with an estimated 9 million people in need of food aid. On Monday, he accused the TPLF of using “hunger as a political tool.”The report contains international concerns about the renewed increase in humanitarian access to the Tigray region. A doctor at the Eider Referral Hospital in Mek’ele, the capital of the Tigray region, told Reuters that hospital staff had not been paid for eight months.
January 29, 2022 03:21 UTC
The ongoing conflict between Tigrayan forces and the government of Ethiopia continues to fuel a humanitarian crisis in the region. A report by the BBC said that many people in the Tigray region are unable to buy food and doctors were forced to beg as food items and essentials reach soaring, unimaginable prices. It said that it translates to 4.6 million people being food insecure with 2 million people affected severely. This is at least 83% of the people in the Tigray region suffering from lack of food. The humanitarian organisations are unable to reach the Tigray region as the region remains under an economic blockade and aid agencies are travelling on foot to deliver food and medical supplies.
January 29, 2022 03:10 UTC
Some of the nurses and doctors at the biggest hospital in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region are having to beg for food to feed themselves, one of the medics has told the BBC. The doctor’s account comes as the UN reports that “severe hunger” was hitting ever more people in Tigray. Half of all pregnant and breastfeeding women are suffering from malnutrition, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) survey found. Overall, in Tigray and the other two regions affected by the months of fighting, Amhara and Afar, nine million people need some form of food assistance, the WFP adds. Ethiopian federal government forces have been battling rebels from the northern Tigray region since November 2020 in a conflict that has killed thousands of people.
January 29, 2022 02:40 UTC
This is the Committee’s second donation in recent weeks and it will be distributed in departments dedicated to the emergency medical services in the city and other localities in the jurisdiction, the Red Cross delegation in Ethiopia reported. Founded in 1863 and genesis of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the organization’s mission is to assist and protect victims of war and internal violence. In the last few months, several organizations have been supporting the government’s efforts to help the people of Tigray with medical supplies and food provisions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently stated. Since November 2020, Tigray has been engaged in a war of the federal army against the TPLF, which has been declared terrorist by Parliament and has been accused of violating human rights, among many other crimes. By late June 2021, the authorities decreed an armistice, but the group rejected it and extended its criminality to Afar and Amhara, for which Ethiopia demands the same collaboration that countries and international organizations are seeking for Tigray.
January 29, 2022 02:27 UTC
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January 29, 2022 01:28 UTC
By Giulia ParaviciniNAIROBI (Reuters) -Fifteen months of war have left nearly 40% of the people in Ethiopia's Tigray region without enough food as aid groups struggle to reach cut-off areas, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. "A new food security assessment, released today by the United Nations World Food Programme, shows that almost 40 percent of Tigrayans are suffering an extreme lack of food, after 15 months of conflict," it said. The assessment said that across Tigray and the neighbouring regions of Afar and Amhara, also affected by the war, an estimated 9 million people need food aid. The report comes with international concerns over humanitarian access to Tigray region mounting again. The Ethiopian government said last week that 43 trucks would deliver food and other aid to Tigray, but no trucks have arrived as fighting rages along the border between the Afar and Tigray regions.
January 29, 2022 01:10 UTC
Ethiopia's parliament, the House of People's Representatives, approved the proposed additional budget of 122 billion birr. The additional budget is aimed at enhancing national security, humanitarian efforts, rehabilitation for people affected by the ongoing conflict, as well as other important government tasks, it has been learned. Out of the 122 billion birr, 90 billion is for the Ministry of Defence, 8 billion birr as backup, 7 billion birr for bringing capital projects to completion, and 9 billion birr to compensate for tax shortages. The need for an additional budget has been necessitated mainly due to the strain caused by the war in northern Ethiopia. This has made it difficult for the government to meet ends related to payment requests, the Ministry of Finance had related while preparing the request for the additional budget in December 2021.https://t.me/News2merkatohttps://www.linkedin.com/company/2merkatohttps://twitter.com/2merkatoSource: FBC
January 28, 2022 23:27 UTC
borkenaThe National Security Council met on Friday to discuss the security situation in the country. Afar regional government reported that over 220,000 civilians are displaced due to the latest operation of TPLF terrorist group. It is also reported that government wants to formalize what it calls informally armed groups in the country. Watch news video belowVideo : embedded from Fana Television YouTube channelCover photo : screenshot from the video__For more Ethiopian News Video, Check HEREJoin the conversation. Follow us on Twitter @zborkenato get latest Ethiopian News updates regularly.Like borkena on Facebook as well.
January 28, 2022 21:53 UTC
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January 28, 2022 21:33 UTC
Addis Ababa, January 28, 2022 (Walta) – Ethiopia received 6.7 million COVID19 vaccine doses through COVAX donated by the French Government. According to the Embassy of France in Ethiopia, this donation makes Ethiopia the 1st beneficiary of vaccine donations from France in Africa. It is was that the delivery is part of a global donation of 13 million vaccine doses with Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy and Sweden with the support of UNICEF.
January 28, 2022 21:21 UTC
As the United Nations met to discuss the Ethiopian conflict, the US called for a negotiated solution. More than a third of the people in Tigray, the country’s most troubled region, are suffering from famine-like conditions, according to the World Food Program. There аre six million people living there, аnd since July, only аbout 10% of the necessаry supplies, such аs fuel аnd medicine, hаve аrrived. According to the Stаte Depаrtment, 900,000 people in Tigrаy, Amhаrа, аnd Afаr аre fаcing mаn-mаde fаmine-like conditions. “The Ethiopiаn government hаs publicly committed to fаcilitаting the movement of medicаl supplies, food, аnd other life-sаving relief into Tigrаy, given the enormous needs,” а Stаte Depаrtment spokesperson told Newsweek.
January 28, 2022 19:58 UTC