Food and healthcare in war-torn Tigray: preliminary insights on what’s at stake

Officials have disclosed that most health facilities have been destroyed or looted during the war. Most ambulances in the region were either lost or destroyed. The interruptions or limited access to water, sanitation and hygiene services, both within facilities and at the population level, also pose health risks. There have been reports of women being raped in the capital city of Tigray, Mekelle. Such violence could be worse in rural and other towns of Tigray.