Mekelle
Besieged population in Ethiopia’s Tigray region faces starvation, rights violations

“Living in crowded camps, children and families urgently need food, shelter and clean water…Immunizations have ground to a halt, health and water facilities have been damaged or destroyed, and essential supplies looted,” says UNICEF

Ethiopian federal forces capture Tigray region’s capital Mekelle; rebel forces vow to fight back

The Red Cross warns that the hospital treating the injured is “running dangerously low on sutures, antibiotics, anticoagulants, painkillers, and even gloves.”

Civilian casualties to mount as the battle for Mekelle begins in Ethiopia’s northern region

The military conflict between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray regional government, which began on November 4, has already claimed thousands of lives. International agencies have raised concerns over shortages of food and medicine.

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