Ethiopia: UN concern about the escalation of the conflict. Thousands of refugees in Sudan The agency spokesman: “According to unconfirmed reports there is a massive internal shift from western to northern Tigray. So far more than 25,000 Ethiopians have entered Sudan”.
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“Our humanitarian colleagues are alarmed by the escalation of the conflict in northern Ethiopia. There have been reports of missile attacks in the Amhara region, as well as in Eritrea. In addition to an air strike in the vicinity of Mekelle, the main city in the Tigray region”.
This was stated by the UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric. “According to unconfirmed reports – he specified – there is a massive internal shift from western to northern Tigray.
So far more than 25,000 Ethiopians have entered Sudan”. Furthermore, “we are equally alarmed by the growing insecurity in the western and southern province of Oromia, as well as in the eastern region of Benishangul Gumuz.”
“The protection of civilians and adherence to international humanitarian law must be applied as a priority by all parties”, he concluded, calling for “humanitarian access and the resumption of telecommunications and basic supplies, including food, medicine and fuel. in the Tigray region”.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said via Twitter that Ethiopia is ready to “welcome and reintegrate” thousands of citizens fleeing the regional state of Tigré, where federal government soldiers have been fighting against government soldiers for nearly two weeks. local. Abiy promised to “protect their possessions” and “guarantee their peace upon return”.