UN Says Food Supply has Run Out for Nearly 100,000 Refugees in Ethiopia

The United Nations has reported that there are now food shortages for about 100,000 Eritrean refugees who are sheltering in camps in Tigray, Ethiopia.

The United Nations has reported that there are now food shortages for about 100,000 Eritrean refugees who are sheltering in camps in Tigray, Ethiopia.

“The camps will now have run out of food supplies making hunger and malnutrition a real danger. We are also alarmed at unconfirmed reports of attacks, abductions and forced recruitment at the refugee camps,” UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch said as he also urged Ethiopian authorities for access to the region to aid refugees.

“With our concerns growing by the hour, we are appealing to the federal authorities of Ethiopia that access should be urgently provided to us in the Tigray region to reach the desperate people,” Baloch said. 

“Ethiopia is a very hospitable country for refugees, but now they are caught in this conflict, we don’t have access to them,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said. 

On Sunday, Grandi called for international assistance as refugees from the Tigray region fled to Sudan. According to the UNHCR, more than 43,000 refugees have already crossed the border to flee the armed conflict in Ethiopia. 

 


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