Conflict in Tigray: opposition parties in Ethiopia warn of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’


A man stands amid the devastation of his village in Tigray

Comment on the image, The conflict has displaced more than 200,000 people and destroyed villages and towns

Opposition parties in the Tigray region of Ethiopia have warned of a huge “humanitarian catastrophe” if humanitarian aid did not arrive urgently to the area that witnessed armed confrontations between government forces and armed opposition parties.

The opposition said the population was already dying of hunger, and urged the international community to intervene.

For its part, the Ethiopian government says that the distribution of aid has begun, and has reached nearly 1.5 million people so far.

The opposition said 52,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of the conflict last November.

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