On August 17, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), described the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as the “worst disaster on earth”. Questioning why the situation was not getting enough attention from the international community, he said: “maybe the reason is the colour of the skin of the people.”“Nowhere in the world, six million people are sealed off…from basic services, from their own money, from telecom, from food, from medicine,” Dr. Ghebreyesus, who also hails from Tigray, said at a virtual press briefing. Further, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on August 19, that the conflict in Ethiopia, which started in November 2020, had left nearly half of Tigray’s population without enough food as aid groups struggled to reach rural areas owing to inadequate fuel supplies. (Read More)
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