Middle East

Facing famine in Tigray

A CIVIL WAR between Ethiopia’s federal government and the ousted ruling party of the northern region of Tigray has caused widespread hunger. The UN’s humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, has warned it could spark the world’s worst famine in a decade amid evidence that forces allied to the government are using “starvation as a weapon”.

This article appeared in the Middle East & Africa section of the print edition under the headline “Hunger as a weapon”

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