Ethiopia gives UN ‘unimpeded’ access to Tigray to deliver aid

Tigray

(Source: Aljazeera.com, 02 December 2020)

Deal allows aid workers access to government-controlled areas of Tigray, where federal troops are battling the TPLF.

Ethiopia and the United Nations have reached an agreement to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to a northern region where a month of war has killed, wounded and uprooted large numbers of people.

The pact, announced by UN officials on Wednesday, will allow aid workers “unimpeded” access to government-controlled areas of Tigray, where federal troops have been battling the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and captured the regional capital.

The war is believed to have killed thousands, sent more than 45,000 refugees into Sudan, displaced many more within Tigray, and worsened suffering in a region where 600,000 people were already dependent on food aid even before the flare-up from November 4.  Continue Reading

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