The looting that deprived entire populations of crops and livestock has created a “catastrophic” situation, and tens of thousands of people risk dying of starvation.
Rome – United Nations Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, has raised the famine alarm for the Ethiopian regions of Tigrè, the scene of a recent war between separatists and the government, Amhara and Afar. “There is a famine now and it will get much worse,” Lowcock said, explaining that according to the UN report 350,000 people are “in severe food crisis”.
The looting that deprived entire populations of crops and livestock has created a “catastrophic” situation, and tens of thousands of people are at risk of dying of starvation. The Ethiopian government claims that with the pacification of the area the flow of humanitarian aid is returning to normal, but local sources heard by the BBC describe a tragic situation. “We have nothing to eat“, a resident of Qafta Humera, an isolated district in Tigre ‘, said on the phone,” we were feeding on small leftovers of the harvest that we had managed to hide but now we have nothing left “.” Nobody helped us, “he said. added, “almost everyone is on the verge of death, death is knocking on our door, you can see hunger on the face of each of us”.