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UN Secretary General: Tigray is on the brink of famine


Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, warned that there is almost a famine in the Tigray region in Ethiopia and that the people of the region are almost in need of food assistance, and Guterres tweeted on his official account on Twitter, saying: “Many areas in Tigray are on the brink of famine. The situation will continue to deteriorate unless the need for funding is increased and humanitarian access is improved."


In his letter, Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, noted that the actions we are taking now could mean the difference between life and death for many people living in Ethiopia's Tigray region.


The United Nations has announced that almost all residents of the Tigray region in Ethiopia are in need of food assistance, with a call for $ 203 million to increase its aid.


The World Food Program spokesman, Thomson Ferry, said in statements reported by the American (Al-Hurra) channel, that "the United Nations program has distributed emergency food aid to more than one million people since the start of distributions in March in the northwestern and southern regions of Tigray. 91% of the population of Tigray is in need of emergency food assistance due to the conflict."


"We are very concerned about the number of people we see in need of urgent food support and food assistance," said WFP spokesperson, Thompson Phiri.


"The World Food Program is requesting $203 million to continue strengthening its response in Tigray in order to save lives and provide livelihoods until the end of the year," the WFP spokesperson said.


WFP is distributing emergency food assistance in northwestern and southern Tigray, and plans to step up its operations to reach 2.1 million people in these areas.

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