A new food security assessment released by WFP shows that almost 40 percent of Tigrayans are suffering an extreme lack of food, after 15 months of conflict.
WFFP today warned that its lifesaving food assistance operations in northern Ethiopia are about to grind to a halt because intense fighting has blocked the passage of fuel and food.
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The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has grown to an estimated 9.4 million as a direct result of ongoing conflict.
WFP has completed its first round of food distributions to people affected by conflict in the Afar and Amhara regions.
Time is running out for millions across Northern Ethiopia. This momentum must be sustained to save millions from falling deeper into hunger.
WFP delivered food to over a million people in the northwest and parts of southern Tigray in June and July under the second round of distributions, despite numerous challenges.
The first United Nations Humanitarian Air Service passenger flight, which is managed by WFP, has touched down at Tigray’s Alula Aba Nega International Airport in Mekelle today.
A WFP convoy of 50 trucks arrived in the Tigrayan capital of Mekelle today with 900 metric tons of food as well as other emergency supplies.
WFP has resumed its operations in the Tigray region of Ethiopia after fighting halted the emergency response last week.
According to new data, over 350,000 people are facing catastrophic hunger in Tigray region. This is the highest number of people classified in "Catastrophe" level of hunger in a single country in the last decade.
Alarming new data has today confirmed the magnitude of the hunger emergency gripping Tigray, where at least 4 million people face severe hunger and 350,000 of them are facing famine.