WHO chief says Ethiopia, Eritrea using starvation as ‘a weapon of war’ in Tigray

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus waits for the arrival of Swiss Interior and Health Minister Alain Berset before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly at the WHO headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland May 24, 2021. Laurent Gillieron/Pool via REUTERS

NAIROBI (Somaliguardian) – The Director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom said on Monday Ethiopia and Eritrea’s forces were using starvation as a weapon of war in the conflict-torn northern region of Tigray, which has been under prolonged humanitarian blockade.

The humanitarian situation in Tigray, Ethiopia is catastrophic,” Tedros tweeted. “More than 6 million people have been sealed off from the outside world by Eritrean and Ethiopian forces for more than 500 days and counting. Starvation is being used as a weapon of war.”

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