She fled Ethiopia’s fighting. Now she warns of ‘catastrophe’

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the few hundred evacuees from Ethiopia’s sealed-off Tigray region has provided in an interview with The Associated Press rare details of anger, desperation and growing hunger as the country’s government wages war and seeks to arrest the region’s defiant leaders. With communications severed to Tigray, supplies blocked at its borders and frantic United Nations and other aid workers using a small number of satellite phones to reach the world, it is extremely difficult to hear voices from those suffering on the ground. The warring sides have rejected international calls for dialogue or a humanitarian corridor for aid. The evacuated aid expert said, “I am telling you, people will slowly start to die.”