Ethiopia’s government on Thursday declared “an indefinite humanitarian truce effective immediately”, saying it hoped to help hasten delivery of emergency aid into the Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands face starvation. In a detailed article which you can read on the News Blog page of the Future Media website, the AFP news agency reports that since war broke out in northern Ethiopia in November 2020, thousands have died, and many more having been forced to flee their homes as the conflict has expanded from Tigray to the neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar.