The war between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) supported by the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) was launched on November 4, 2020. The fighting left thousands dead and displaced more than two million people.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed proclaimed the government’s victory on November 28, 2020, but TPLF fighters recaptured most of Tigray in June 2021, then advanced into the neighboring regions of Afar and Amhara.
Less than 15% of humanitarian aid necessary has been able to reach Tigray since mid-July, according to the UN, fueling fears of a large-scale famine.
Over 400,000 people are on the verge of famine in Tigray.