Sumary of NEW DATA SHOW TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA AT RISK OF FAMINE:
- New York, NY, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via NGO Wire) Analysis released today show that up to 400,000 women, men and children in Tigray, Ethiopia are now facing acute food insecurity.
- Action Against Hunger, a nonprofit leader in hunger prevention and treatment, today warned that the humanitarian crisis will continue to deteriorate – with deadly consequences – if action is not taken now.
- Humanitarians have been warning of the dire situation in the region since the conflict began in November 2020. Conflict continues to limit humanitarian access to parts of Tigray and the border areas of Amhara and Afar, where entire communities remain cut off from lifesaving supplies and assistance.
- “We are alarmed at the severity of this hunger crisis, and we urge all parties involved in the conflict to uphold International Humanitarian Law to allow unimpeded humanitarian access so that aid can reach communities in desperate need,” said Hajir Maalim, Action Against Hunger’s Regional Director for the Horn and East Africa.