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Ethiopia conflict: 33,000 Tigray children risk death from hunger - UN

About 33,000 severely malnourished children in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are at high risk of death, the UN children's agency Unicef has warned.

Tigray has been devastated by fighting between government forces and rebels, with 1.7 million people displaced since the conflict began in November 2020.

A UN-backed study released on Thursday found that 353,000 people in the region were living in "severe crisis".

The Ethiopian government disputes the finding, saying aid is getting through.

According to Thursday's assessment, the food situation in the region has reached the level of a "catastrophe", which it defines as starvation and death affecting small groups of people spread over large areas.

Unicef is calling for humanitarian access to cut-off areas in Tigray.


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