In East Africa Ethiopia since 2020 at least 20 humanitarian workers have lost their lives due to ongoing clashes between members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and army units.
According to the African Center for Journalists (CAJ), Ethiopia is the country where humanitarian workers have lost the most lives due to the conflict.
At least 20 humanitarian workers have been killed in the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia since November 2020.
Mali on the other hand ranked first in the abduction of humanitarian workers. 44 kidnapping cases have been registered in this country.
Due to security problems among the countries most targeted for humanitarian workers in Africa are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan.
– The humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia is growing
The humanitarian crisis in the region deepened as the power struggle between the federal army and the TPLF in Tigray province spread to neighboring states.
Although the Ethiopian army achieved partial success in operations launched against the rebels in November 2020, on 28 June it withdrew from the Tigray capital, Mekelle, citing the humanitarian situation as a justification.
Announcing a unilateral ceasefire, the government launched a counterattack following the TPLF’s rapid advance in the north.
The ongoing conflict in the north of the country has displaced nearly 2.5 million people while more than 5 million people are in urgent need of assistance.
The number of people living in similar conditions of hunger has reached 400 thousand.
In Tigray where educational and health institutions have become dysfunctional adequate assistance cannot be provided due to safety and lack of fuel.
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