United Nations: (40%) of the population of Tigray suffers from acute food shortages – Kosh News
The United Nations announced that about 40% of the population of the Ethiopian Tigray region, which has been witnessing a war for more than 14 months, suffer from severe food shortages.
The World Food Program said, according to Al-Saha newspaper, that the latest assessment of the nutritional situation carried out by a United Nations body showed that (13%) of Tigrayan children under the age of five years, in addition to half of pregnant women, suffer from a lack of food.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Tigray is also suffering from severe fuel shortages, and since August 2, no supply of this substance has been allowed, with the exception of two trucks belonging to the World Food Program.
Earlier, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced that international humanitarian NGOs had depleted their stockpile of fuel, forcing them to “walk the few remaining humanitarian supplies and services.”
According to the latest assessment of the nutritional situation conducted by the World Food Programme, (83%) of the population of Tigray suffer from food insecurity, and (13%) of children under the age of five and half of pregnant and lactating women suffer from malnutrition.
Khartoum (Kush News)