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Alex de Waal speak with ABC Radio about the humanitarian crisis in Tigray.

The sense of urgency and impending disaster in Ethiopia is escalating. 

The country has been bedevilled by violence- especially in its northern region of Tigray –for four months now.  

Now, on top of that, a drought is leading to mass starvation. 

The UN Security Council was briefed on Thursday.  

The US Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, made a couple of interventions earlier in the week, urging Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to find a way to stop the violence, so that, perhaps, the food catastrophe could be helped.  

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