It is being called “the worst disaster on Earth” and the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is expected to worsen.
The United Nations says the nearly two-year conflict has left almost half the population in “severe” need of food assistance. That is despite a ceasefire in March, which allowed the delivery of aid to resume.
The UN has called for urgent action to avert further disaster in the war-torn region. Tigrayan leaders are accused of refusing talks with the Ethiopian government.
So is peace a condition for ending the humanitarian crisis?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Sudd Hasen – Tigrayan activist
William Davison – senior Ethiopia analyst at the International Crisis Group
Bizuneh Getachew Yimenu – Ethiopia researcher and lecturer at Kent University