Tigray crisisDate: 15 June 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
The conflict between federal government and the ruling party in the Tigray region of Ethiopia has turned into a major crisis.
Ever since the Federal forces occupied Tigray, there have been tensions brewing. There is a widespread allegation of torture and atrocities performed on the residents.
Thousands of people in the region have been displace from their homes. They are facing risks of diseases and famines.
Large sections of residents have taken refuge in neighbouring countries to escape the fighting. The numbers are higher than expected.
Many independent organisations and groups have identified sexual exploitation is used as a weapon of war to instil fear in people. Women and girls have been at the receiving end.
Disaster in Tigray
Tigray has a population of about 6 million and about 3,50,000 people are expected to be affected by the adverse situation.
There are many reasons for the occurrence, one being the involvement of Eritrean forces in helping federal government of Ethiopia by burning crops.
The government has assured that hunger is not being used as weapon but aid agencies say that the government has restricted the availability of food.
The UN resolution 2417 on armed conflict and hunger is into action so as to prevent using food as a weapon during armed conflicts.