WHO: The humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is catastrophic

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom, highlighted the “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in تيجراى In Ethiopia, at a time when the world’s attention is focused on the war in Ukraine.

In a press conference, Ghebreyesus urged member states and humanitarian groups “not to forget the other humanitarian crises that are taking place around the world,” noting that “due to the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, nearly 6 million people from the Tigray tribe have been denied access to funds, fuel and communications.” No food has been delivered to the area since last December“.

He stressed that “the situation is catastrophic, as 83% of the population suffers from food insecurity,” noting that “about three quarters of health facilities have been damaged or destroyed.”“.

He stated that “the WHO airlifted 33 tons of medicines and health supplies to the region in February, the first shipment of this kind since July of last year,” adding: “Yes, I am from Tigray, and this crisis affects me and my family and friends very personally.” …but as Director-General of the World Health Organization, it is my duty to protect and promote health wherever it is threatened and there is no place on earth where the health of millions of people is more threatened than in Tigray.“.

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