Open Letter to H.E. Nick Dyer, UK Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs, FCDO

Your Excellency Mr. Dyer, We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your visits to the Tigray region of Ethiopia to assess the ongoing humanitarain crisis there. Your reporting…

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An August 21 NGO worker’s raw notes of his visit to the Koraro village in Tigray

My household assets (food and non-food commodities) have been looted. When I come back to my home from the mountain after staying for weeks there I found only the building and roofing of my house’. She added ‘We were able to get three rounds of food aid up to May, 2021. Since June 2021 I and my family were living by borrowing from different people in the Tabia and sometimes people gave us cooked food/slice of Enjera. For the last one month, we never had any ‘Wot’ (saus) to the Enjera we ate; we simply eat Enjera with salt or water and today I am worrying what I will feed my children and if we will not have some food aid in the coming few days, we will die’. Finally, we stopped asking her because we could not tolerate to hear additional grim news from her. My colleague gave her around 400 Birr which we had in our pocket and traveled back to Mekelle.

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Statement from the Government of Tigray on the Worsening Humanitarian Crisis

The Government of Tigray would like to once again request the unfettered delivery of emergency assistance by air and the opening of all possible humanitarian corridors - including a corridor through western Tigray - that allows for the safe and fast delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need not only in Tigray but also to parts of the Afar and Amhara regions currently under the control of our forces.

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