Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: UN urges protection of civilians


(BBC News) The UN has urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure the protection of civilians as the army plans to attack the capital of the northern region of Tigray.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced a 72-hour deadline for the region’s fighters to surrender. The army warned Mekelle’s 500,000 residents that soldiers would “encircle” the city and attack it. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the mountainous region, has vowed to keep fighting. The conflict has reportedly killed hundreds and displaced thousands in recent weeks. The UN has warned it could trigger a humanitarian crisis. Continu Reading

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