US doubles aid in Ethiopia's Tigray amid famine fears

The United States on Thursday said it was providing another $152 million to prevent potential famine in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region as it urged unhindered access. The US Agency for International Development said the funding brought the total US contribution for Tigray to $305 million and that the contributions, along with a US team on the ground, would support food, water, shelter and medical care to more than three million people. The agency urged other donors to step up contributions “immediately,” pointing to UN warnings that “there could be a risk of famine.” “The United States r…

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