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Massive killings by TPLF Terrorist Group in Ethiopia shock Unicef

By Xinhua
August 12, 2021

afarThe UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) chief said she was extremely alarmed by the reported killing of more than 200 displaced people, including 100 children, in Ethiopia’s Afar region.

“The intensification of fighting in Afar and other areas neighboring Tigray is disastrous for children,” said Henrietta Fore, Unicef executive director. “It follows months of armed conflict across Tigray that have placed some 400,000 people, including at least 160,000 children, in famine-like conditions.”

Afar 1The attack on displaced families sheltering at a health facility and a school occurred on Thursday.

Recent fighting displaced more than 100,000 people, adding to the 2 million people already uprooted from their homes, she said in a statement. “Unicef estimates a 10-fold increase in the number of children who will suffer from life-threatening malnutrition in Tigray over the next 12 months.”

The World Food Programme (WFP) reached half of the people it planned to assist including communities on the verge of famine in northern Ethiopia. It faces severe shortages of food, cash, fuel and functioning telecommunications equipment.

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Last week, more than 175 aid trucks arrived in the Tigray Region via the Abala corridor and 90 more are expected in the coming days, WFP said.

About 90 percent of Tigray’s population, some 5.2 million people, require humanitarian food assistance. The UN agency and its partners require at least 100 trucks daily to meet their needs.

 

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  1. The news organization “Democracy Now!” on its August 11,2021, blamed the killings on Ethiopian and Eritrean Forces. The news organization cited UNICEF and Amnesty international as its sources for its story on VIDEO CLIP 06:49 to 07:40. But as can be seen on the above article and the article from UNICEF on August 9, 2021 under the heading “Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on reported killing of hundreds of civilians, including children, in Afar, northern Ethiopia”, do not put the blames of the killings on the Ethiopian and Eritrean forces as the news organization Democracy Now claimed on its video reporting of August, 11, 2021.
    The news organization’s “contact us” page receives and replies to comments from viewers and it has received prompt comment regarding its reporting regarding Ethiopia.

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