June 2021, Eritrea forces are unleashing a mass starvation of the Tigray people not seen since the Holodomor by the Soviet Union. UN officials reported Thursday that an estimated 6 million people are at risk of starvation and 350,000 people are already afflicted by famine.
A criterion on how to determine famine comes from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification criteria; a system comprised of a scale of 1-5 to determine the severity of a famine. The data shows that 350,000 people in the Tigray region are facing food insecurity at phase 5 levels, and 1 million additional people are soon to follow.
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