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Ethiopian Officials Accuse Tigray Rebels of Civilian Massacre

Ethiopian government officials on Wednesday accused the rebellious Tigray minority of murdering 120 civilians at a village in the neighboring Amhara region, the first report of a large-scale atrocity since the Tigrayans invaded Amhara. Meanwhile, Sudan summoned its Ethiopian ambassador to complain about the large number of Tigrayan corpses floating across the border on the Setit River.

A woman holds up a placard in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 6, 2021, during a ceremony held to support the Ethiopian military that is battling against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Amhara and Afar regions. (Photo by Amanuel Sileshi / AFP) (Photo by AMANUEL SILESHI/AFP via …

U.N.: 70 Percent of Yemen Is Starving

A staggering 70 percent of the population in Yemen — 20 million people — are facing acute food insecurity raging from minimal to catastrophic levels, marking a 15 percent increase from last year, the United Nations humanitarian chief revealed on Monday, echoing a recent inter-agency report issued by the international body’s aid divisions.

UN seeks $4 bn for Yemen

Venezuela: Over 15% of People Eat Garbage to Survive

A new study finds Venezuela on the brink of famine, with an alarming fifteen percent of citizens saying they can only feed themselves with “food waste discarded by commercial establishments,” while nearly half say they have had to take time off work to search for food.

This June 2, 2016 photo shows a pregnant woman who did not want to be named, holding a pineapple in one hand as she continues to pick through garbage bags outside a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. Unemployed people converge every dusk at the trash heap to pick through rotten …

Venezuela: Bishops Oppose ‘Totalitarian’ Military Takeover of Food Supply

The Venezuelan Episcopal Conference, the organization of the nation’s Catholic bishops, has issued a scathing statement condemning socialist president Nicolás Maduro for giving the military full control of the nation’s food supply, accusing him of being at the helm of a devastating “moral crisis” crippling every aspect of life in Venezuela.

In this March 8, 2016 photo, Bolivarian Army soldiers tend to tomato plants at a military base near Maracay, Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Monday night said he was creating a new government initiative to boost production and guarantee the smooth distribution of food supplies in the face of …