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Ethiopia: The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Tigray

As attacks against the TPLF in Ethiopia’s Tigray resume, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate.

Air attacks against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) are increasing – and so too is the humanitarian cost.

It has been described as the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade. And it is feared the situation in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray will become even bleaker.

The United Nations has suspended all humanitarian flights to the regional capital, Mekelle.

After 11 months of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, millions of people are displaced and nearly 500,000 face famine-like conditions.

So how can aid agencies ease the crisis?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Neamin Zeleke – Member of the Global Ethiopian Advocates Nexus

William Davison – Senior Ethiopia analyst at International Crisis Group

Jan Abbink – Professor of politics and governance in Africa at Leiden University