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L ES and the European Union (EU) launched a pressing call to The action to combat a start of famine caused by the conflict in the Ethiopian tabby, on the eve of a Summit of G7 leaders in .
"Famine may already be underway in some areas, threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. It is inadmissible," launched the US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, during a international videoconference organized by the United States and the EU.
"To avoid a humanitarian disaster, the whole of the international community must act directly and indirectly, quickly and vigorously," said Janez Lenarcic, the European Commissioner responsible for the management of crisis.
Ethiopia: In Tigi, more than 90% of the population in need of food aid
© RFI / Sébastien Nemeth Host service for children with malnutrition, at the General Adigrat Public Hospital, in the Tiger region, Ethiopia. May 2021. The United Nations derive the alarm bell in the province of Tiger, Ethiopia. Famine plane on the region that has been at war for almost seven months. The Ethiopian government confronts the TPLF rebels, a separate Tygren party, with the help of the Eritrean army. Today, 91% of the population is in need of food aid.
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The American Ambassador lamented the inability of the UN Security Council to organize a public meeting to end the crisis. A closed session meeting is scheduled next Tuesday.An emergency caused by the man
"we are witnessing a humanitarian nightmare (...). We can not leave thestarving. We must act now," she said. Ms. Thomas-Greenfield denounced an emergency "provoked by man".
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, sent the Federal Army to Tiger in November 2020 to stop and disarm the TPLF leaders (Tiger's People's Liberation Front), Party to the Period in power in this region of the north of the country and which challenged the central government.
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He had promised a short military operation, but the fighting continues and many reports report atrocities, including the general appeal to rape.
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The United Nations stated that more than 90% of More than five million people living in the Tiger needed emergency food and an urgent call for more than $ 200 million to intensify their response.
"Famine is now ramping in the Tiger," said Mark Lowcock, head of United Nations humanitarian operations. "We really need everyone to mobilize," he insisted.
The United States announced an additional $ 181 million funding to "provide vital food, agricultural products, drinking water, shelters, health care and essential services" to people in need At the Tiger.
The President of the European Commissionhas for its part announced Wednesday aid of 250 million euros "to fight against hunger", of which 50 million euros specially allocated to the Sahel and the EAST.
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But the routing of the aid is blocked by the belligerents."burned and looted"
The Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, accused the military allies of Ethiopia for "burning and looted seeds and agricultural equipment and shot down Beef to ensure that the fields remain fallow, so they are determined to eliminate livelihoods ".
"These same forces threatened, intimidated, detained and even killed humanitarian workers who were trying to feed hungry people," she added.
"We know what is happening at Tiger, despite the complex nature of the conflict and the attempts of the Ethiopian government to hide it," she denounced.
"This requires doing everything we can to put an end," she added.
The United States decided to impose visa restrictions on Eritrean and Ethiopian officials accused of attracting the conflict. Washington also announced "large-scale" restrictions on economic and secure assistance to Ethiopia.
The EU has froze since December the payment of some 90 million euros of budget aid to Ethiopia.
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