Friday, May 21, 2021

Tigray Still at Crisis Point

  • More than two million people have been displaced by the conflict to date.

  • Only about 1.8 million people of the 5.2 million or 91 per cent of the population in Tigray in need of food assistance were reached since late March.

Six months into the conflict, humanitarian needs continue to increase. Humanitarian access in Tigray remains unpredictable with increased incidents of denial of movement of relief cargo and confiscation of humanitarian vehicles and supplies. Military checkpoints are aggressively searching humanitarian vehicles and regularly demanding permission and approvals from local authorities or the Northern Command.

 Sexual and gender-based violence continues but it has been difficult to estimate the magnitude.

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