Millions in Ethiopia face water shortages

Online Desk |  1 year ago | international

 State media in Ethiopia are warning that more than eight million people are facing acute water shortages in those parts of the north-western Amhara region worst affected by the conflict in neighbouring Tigray.

Regional officials say almost 1,500 water sources were destroyed during fighting between the federal government and Tigrayan secessionists.

The conflict ended in November, but there remain marked shortages of food, water and medicine in both Tigray and Amhara.

Under the terms of the peace accord, Tigrayan rebels have disarmed, but thousands of troops from neighbouring Eritrea, who had fought alongside federal forces, remain in the region.