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UN warns more than 30,000 children risk death from famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region (euronews.com)

Malnourished baby Mebrhit, who at 17 months old weighs just 5.2kg (11lbs 7oz), being cared for by her mother Birhan Etsana, at a Tigray hospital on May 10, 2021
Malnourished baby Mebrhit, who at 17 months old weighs just 5.2kg (11lbs 7oz), being cared for by her mother Birhan Etsana, at a Tigray hospital on May 10, 2021   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Tens of thousands of children are at risk of dying from famine in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the United Nations warned on Friday.

“Without humanitarian access to increase our aid, some 30,000 severely malnourished children in these extremely inaccessible areas are at great risk of dying,” said UN’s children’s fund spokesperson James Elder

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