The World Food Programme has warned that almost 40 percent of people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are suffering “an extreme lack of food” following 15 months of fighting, while also sounding the alarm about rising hunger in neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions. Al Jazeera quotes the UN humanitarian agency as saying that less than 10 percent of the needed supplies, including medicines and fuel, have entered Tigray since mid-July. All international NGOs operating in Tigray have also depleted their fuel, “with their staff delivering the little remaining humanitarian supplies and services on foot, where possible”.