UN warns of famine in northern Ethiopia – BBC News

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    The United Nations is warning of widespread famine in northern Ethiopia after months of fighting in the Tigray region between rebels and government troops.

    The Ethiopian government is limiting access of aid agencies to the Tigray region, leaving civilians trapped by the fighting without sufficient food and water.

    Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Africa correspondent Andrew Harding.

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