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Main hospital in Ethiopia’s Tigray’s region runs out of food

Main hospital in Ethiopia’s Tigray’s region runs out of food

KATHARINE HOURELD THE main hospital in Ethiopia's war-ravaged region of Tigray has sent home 240 patients after food supplies ran out last week, officials said. The decision by Ayder Referral Hospital in Tigray's capital Mekelle underscores how little food aid is reaching the region despite the government's declaration in March of a unilateral truce to allow aid deliveries. One hospital official, who asked not to be named, said about 360 patients remained who were able to purchase their own food. New patients without food or money were being turned away, he said. Those who had to leave included babies with…
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Tigray: Dwindling hospital supplies leads to deaths

Tigray: Dwindling hospital supplies leads to deaths

KATHARINE HOURELD and GIULIA PARAVICINI IN the largest hospital in Ethiopia's Tigray region, a child wounded in an air strike bled to death after doctors ran out of gauze and intravenous fluids. A baby died because there were no fluids for dialysis. Doctors at the Ayder Referral Hospital in the regional capital Mekelle, which is under the control of Tigrayan forces fighting the central government, told Reuters by phone the lack of supplies is largely the result of a months-long government aid blockade on the northern region. "Signing death certificates has become our primary job," the hospital said in a…
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