The plight of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

For the past eight months, the country’s federal army, supported by Eritrean soldiers and neighboring Amhara regional forces, has been fighting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. The fighting has killed thousands and displaced more than 2 million. Humanitarian organizations face multiple obstacles to access the remote areas of the region. As a result, thousands of civilians are facing famine. Notify our correspondents.

On June 28, the Ethiopian government announced a unilateral ceasefire after several military defeats. The move could provide some hope for the civilian population. But reconstruction will take time, as many farmers have not been able to plow their fields before the rainy season.

Our correspondents Maria Gerth-Niculescu and Marika Julien report from the center of Tigray, one of the areas most affected by the war.

Program prepared by Olivia Bizot.

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