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20 November 2020

WFP Providing Food to Thousands in Sudan Fleeing Fighting in Ethiopia (For the Media)

The United Nations World Food Programme is alarmed at growing numbers of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia and Sudan because of conflict in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia between the Ethiopian National Defence Forces and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
The violence has displaced upwards of 100,000 civilians fleeing conflict internally and externally.
The biggest issue hampering a humanitarian response is a lack of access for organizations, including WFP, both into and within the Tigray region.
Any response to assist people in need in Ethiopia is planned and conducted with the leadership of the federal and regional governments.
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