FAMINE REPORTED IN ETHIOPIA

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UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock has said there is famine in northern Ethiopia after the release of a UN-backed analysis of the situation.

“There is famine now,” he said, adding: “This is going to get a lot worse.”

The Integrated Phase Classification found that 350,000 people were living in “severe crisis” in the war-torn Tigray region, as well as neighbouring Amhara and Afar.

Tigray has been devastated by fighting between government forces and rebels.