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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: TPLF says 150 have died of starvation

About 150 people died of starvation in Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region in August, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has said.

These are the first hunger-related deaths that the TPLF has reported since its fighters recaptured most of the region from federal forces in June.

There is no independent confirmation of its statement.

The UN previously said that about 400,000 were already living in famine-like conditions in Tigray.

The federal government has not responded to the TPLF statement.

About 5.2 million people - or 90% of Tigray's population - urgently needed aid "to avert the world's worst famine situation in decades", the UN said last week.


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