WHO says no food and medicine reaching Tigray yet

The World Health Organization says no food or medicine has reached the Ethiopian region of Tigray despite the signing of a ceasefire last week.

The United Nations has accused Ethiopia as using starvation as a weapon of war in Tigray, where it says a humanitarian blockade put 90% of the population at risk.

“Nothing is moving,” said WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

“I was expecting food and medicine to start flowing immediately after the ceasefire. That’s not happening.”

He said people were dying from starvation and treatable diseases.

Dr Tedros, who comes from Tigray, called for the restoration of telecom, banking and other basic services.

He said six million people for two years had been shut off from the rest of the world as if they didn’t exist.

An Ethiopian official said Dr Tedros was trying to undermine the peace agreement – and that food and medicine were reaching Tigray.

He said electricity and telecom services had been restored in some areas.

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