Starving Tigray: Mass atrocity and humanitarian emergency in Ethiopia

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia has unleashed a major humanitarian emergency. With most of Tigray off-limits to humanitarian agencies and journalists, the true dimensions of the crisis are hard to determine precisely. The World Peace Foundation report, ‘Starving Tigray’ documents what is known about the causes of the food crisis, its scale, and its possible trajectory.

The evidence points
to a campaign of widespread and systematic pillage and forced starvation, threatening deepening hunger and possibly famine in the coming months, and impoverishment and aid-dependency in the longer term. In this session, World Peace Foundation researchers will outline their findings and debate what can be done.

Join World Peace Foundation’s Executive Director and Fletcher School Professor, Alex de Waal, Fletcher Assistant Professor Tom Dannenbaum and WPF researchers as they Fletcher School Dean, Rachel Kyte.

5:00-6:30pm EST

  • Alex de Waal, Executive Director, World Peace Foundation and Re- search Director at The Fletcher School
  • Tom Dannenbaum, Assistant Professor of International Law, The Fletch- er School
  • Chris Brew, Researcher, World Peace Foundation
  • Delia Burns, Researcher, World Peace Foundation
  • Haddush G. Gebremedhin, Tufts University
  • Chris Newton, Researcher, World Peace Foundation

Moderated by Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Registration required