Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray

0
13

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is demanding that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food and other assistance. Francis called for an immediate end to fighting in Tigray, the return of social harmony and for “all food aid and health care assistance to be guaranteed.” Speaking at his Sunday noon blessing, Francis said he was thinking of the people of Tigray who have been “struck by a grave humanitarian crisis that has exposed the poorest to famine.” The United Nations and aid groups say more than 350,000 people in Tigray face famine and that 2 million more are a step away from the worst famine since 2011 in Somalia. 

The post Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray appeared first on WEEK.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here