Thursday, 06 May 2021 10:29 GMT

Ethiopia says international anti-poverty NGO Oxfam’s claim false

( MENAFN )Ethiopia called international anti-poverty NGO Oxfam’s declared that 5 million people in the country’s northernmost region of Tigray face extreme hunger as "falsified information."

Oxfam stated that “Six months since the conflict erupted in Tigray, thousands of farmers have nothing to plant ahead of the rainy season as the crisis compounded by climate-fueled locust devastated their tools and livestock and pushed over 5 million people to extreme levels of hunger.”

“Farming should be beginning now ahead of the long rainy season in June, but it has come to a total halt due to conflict and the absence of rain. Many farmers have no seeds to plant, and their oxen and tools were looted or destroyed in the conflict. Trade and market exchanges have stagnated as people fear a resurgence of fighting,” said Gezahegn Kebede Gebrehana, Oxfam’s country director in Ethiopia.

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