Friday, August 20, 2021

Tigray Worsens

 The Tigray crisis in Ethiopia has faded from the media's focus but the suffering has not disappeared.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday described the humanitarian situation in parts of Ethiopia as "hellish" and said there is no military solution to the conflict in Tigray and neighbouring regions. 

Guterres called for a cease-fire and the safe passage of humanitarian aid to devastated areas. Hundreds of thousands of people in the impacted regions are in dire need of food assistance. The conflict has also internally displaced hundreds of thousands in northern Ethiopia.

The fighting has expanded in recent months to the neighbouring states of Amhara and Afar. Guterres said this development  "has ensnared even more people in its horror."

Ethiopia: UN head decries ′hellish′ humanitarian situation | News | DW | 19.08.2021

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