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    As the drought deepens, dozens more Ethiopians die of hunger.

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    Somali Magazine – According to authorities, at least 176 people have perished as a result of drought-induced famine in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray regional state.

    Hadush Asemelash, a regional administrator, told Tigray TV that 101 males and 75 women have perished so far.

    According to Kidanmariam Surafel, the regional governor, approximately 45,000 people in the Emba Sieneti area are suffering from extreme hunger, which has been exacerbated by the two-year civil war and drought.

    According to the authorities, there has also been an increase in the number of individuals fleeing their homes as a result of the continuous drought and insufficient humanitarian relief.

    After more than 200 people died from drought-related starvation in recent weeks, Tigray’s provisional administration announced a state of emergency last week.

    According to the UN, the Horn of Africa has seen five failed rainy seasons since 2019.

    The United States and the United Nations suspended supplies earlier this year following claims of theft, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.

    Tigray is recovering from a two-year civil war that ended a year ago, but a conflict in neighboring Amhara has started.

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