The United Nations World Food Programme says more than 90-percent of Ethiopia’s Tigray population is in need of emergency food assistance due to the conflict. The conflict began last November, when prime minister Abiy Ahmed ordered an attack on forces loyal to the region’s former ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, after they had overrun federal army bases. Newsflash reports that the World Food Programme’s Tomson Phiri says they aim to reach 2.1-million people in need in the coming months.