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Hunger haunts Ethiopia’s Tigray region after years of war

Tsige Shishay, 10, a severely malnourished girl weighing 10 kg due to food aid suspension from the United Nations World Food Program and the US Agency for International Development, lies on her bed next to her mother Abrehet Hadegay, 28, and her father Shishay Asmelash, 40, at the Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, on 22nd June, 2023.

Mekelle, Ethiopia Reuters Curled up on a hospital bed in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, an emaciated little girl struggles to breathe, as her father softly strokes her gaunt face and her mother sits crying. Tsige Shishay, whose pink sweater reads “beautiful” on the front, is 10-years-old but weighs just 10 kilograms. Her doctor says she […]