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'Emaciated' survivors hint at worse in Ethiopia's Tigray

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NAIROBI – “Many, many severe cases of malnutrition” are being reported in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, Red Cross officials said Wednesday, and “emaciated” people in displacement camps are the ones who managed to escape rural areas still inaccessible in the fourth month of fighting.

The officials spoke to reporters as some 80% of the Tigray population of 6 million people is still unreachable. Fighting continues between Ethiopian and allied forces and those of the now-fugitive Tigray government that had dominated the country’s leadership for nearly 30 years.

With the fate of so many people unknown, starvation is a growing concern. The fighting broke out just before the harvest in the largely agricultural region and in the midst of a

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