Conflict In Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Causing Humanitarian Crisis, U.N. Says
New York Times: As Fighting Rages in Ethiopia, Aid Groups Plead for Access to Refugees
“Even before fighting started in November between the Ethiopian government and powerful military forces in the country’s northern region of Tigray, the area was home to as many as 200,000 refugees and displaced people, according to United Nations agencies. Now, with airstrikes increasing and the conflict intensifying, international aid groups say that tens of thousands more people are fleeing. But the organizations say that they have been prevented from helping…” (Marks et al., 11/17).
U.N. News: ‘Full scale’ humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ethiopia’s Tigray: UNHCR
“A ‘full-scale humanitarian crisis’ is unfolding as thousands of refugees flee ongoing fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region each day to seek safety in eastern Sudan, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday. … The scale of the influx is the worst that part of the country has seen in over 20 years, according to the agency. … U.N. agencies, along with relief partners have ramped up assistance — delivering food rations, hot meals, and clean water, as well as setting up latrines and temporary shelters. They are also supporting the Sudanese Government in its response. But the needs continue to grow. The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) is also supporting other humanitarian workers in its response, providing fuel for vehicles and generators in remote locations…” (11/17).
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