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Getachew Reda’s Shocking Statement: Tigray Crisis vs Ethiopia’s Famine

Ethiopia’s 1985 famine would ‘pale in comparison’ to current crisis, says president of Tigray Interim Administration

We spoke to Getachew Reda, President of the Tigray Interim Regional Administration, and began by asking him about the current humanitarian situation.

Feb 2, 2024

It’s already been ravaged by war. Now Ethiopia’s Tigray region is on the verge of famine – with at least two million people at risk of starvation and death. Elders and international aid agencies are comparing the crisis to the mid-1980s – when war and drought caused a famine that killed up to a million people in the East African country.

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