UN requests access to Tigray region to deliver humanitarian aid

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The UN demanded that humanitarian services be allowed access to the Ethiopian Tigray region, warning of the highly vulnerable situation faced by the population of this area.

The humanitarian chief of United Nations, Mark Lowcock, recalled in a statement that already before the current hostilities, almost a million people in Tigray and millions in nearby areas required help to survive.

Vulnerable population

“The current situation is aggravating the needs and vulnerability of the local population& rdquor; said Lowcock, who said the fighting is slowing down the work of the UN and other humanitarian organizations.

Therefore, it demanded full access to be able to attend to those in need, that civilians seeking help be given safe passage and that the protection of humanitarian workers. According to Lowcock, the UN is in contact with the government and relevant authorities to try to get that access.

Blocked access

According to the United Nations humanitarian services, access roads to Tigray remain blocked and stocks in the region will soon run out, putting millions of people at risk of food insecurity and diseases.

This Tuesday, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, warned of a “final” offensive against the northern rebel region of Tigray in the coming days, after defeating the ultimatum he gave last week at tiger forces to surrender.

“The three-day deadline set for the special forces and the Tigray militia to defend themselves and defend his people Instead of carrying out the intentions of the greedy board, it ended today, “said Abiy, alluding to the Tigray Liberation Front (TPLF), the party that governs the region, bordering Eritrea and Sudan.

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