(Source: BBC Africa Eye) –
Fighting in Ethiopia’s civil war has claimed tens of thousands of lives, while millions more face hunger and starvation. For almost two years, the Tigray region has been largely isolated and under a state of siege. Millions of Tigrayans are in need of food and lack of supplies have pushed health systems to the brink of collapse. “There is nowhere on earth”, says WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “where the health of millions of people is more under threat than in Tigray”. Ethiopian authorities have repeatedly denied blocking humanitarian aid to the region, instead blaming the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. As this investigation discovers, the human impact of the siege has been devastating.
From inside Tigray, #BBCAfricaEye investigates the human cost of one of Africa’s deadliest conflicts.