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Addis Ababa(ANN)-United Nation and the international community is concerned about the situation more disappointed in the lives of civilians in the region of Tigray in Ethiopia incidents have become “very  disturbing, and quickly deteriorating” and that hunger continues is growing, and the war is still hampering the delivery of aid to millions of people, who according to the United Nations are at risk of death.

The United Nations said in a new report on Thursday that access to basic services, food, water and other livelihoods was still hampered by the situation in many parts of the troubled region of Tigray.

Recent reports indicate that nearly 20,000 refugees have disappeared since the fighting broke out there in November 2020, with some human rights groups reporting that in recent days nearly 50,000 people have been killed in the fighting, most of them. Many were massacred, and there was widespread rape and torture, along with looting and looting, often linked to Eritrean soldiers as part of an international war against the Tigrayans.

Although little is Known about the Golden situation There, little is Known about the plight of the majority of Tigray’s six million people, since the Fighting along There, as journalists and aid agencies and Human rights groups have gone false barred from entering, and communication is Still flawed and Impossible to communicate with the region, and many Aid workers are Still struggling to get permission to enter the region.

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Conflict has rocked Ethiopia’s Tigray region, one of Africa’s most powerful and most populous and impoverished countries. There are no official figures for the death toll, but UN agencies say that an estimated 950,000 people were displaced by the fighting.

Filippo Grandi, a senior UN official, visited Ethiopia this week and urged Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government to allow independent investigators to investigate widespread human rights abuses. general in Tigray region very bad.”extremely grave”.he said.

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Grandi, who spoke to reporters on Monday in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, he said, “even though” some progress “in testing the security of the state,” in some areas, we will continue to blind violence by armed groups and the alternative “resulting in looting, violence, sexual violence, and rape.

Meanwhile, Mark Lowcock, the UN’s aid chief, told the Security Council on Wednesday that there were reports of growing insecurity in other parts of Ethiopia, which could be due to a vacuum created by the relocation of Ethiopian troops. in Tigray, and that the UN is concerned about the possibility of expansion. national and regional instability.

One challenge is that Ethiopia may no longer control up to 40% of the Tigray region, the U.N. Security Council was told in a closed-door session this week. Ethiopia and allied fighters have been pursuing the now-fugitive Tigray regional government that once dominated Ethiopia’s government for nearly three decades.

Now soldiers from neighboring Eritrea are deeply involved on the side of Ethiopia, even as Addis Ababa denies their presence. Eritrea on Friday rejected “false and presumptive allegations” after the U.S. Embassy there posted a statement online about the need for Eritrean forces to leave.

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was the latest to pressure Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed directly, urging the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner in a phone call to allow “immediate, full and unhindered” aid access to Tigray before more people die.

Abiy’s brief statement on the call didn’t mention Tigray. Neither did his statements on calls this week with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as European countries also express concern over one of the world’s newest crisis zones. Neighboring Sudan and Somalia could be sucked in, experts have warned.

Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and a Norwegian diplomat, political scientist, humanitarian leader and former Labor Party, dismissed the situation in the region and said it was a blatant lie to say that aid was growing in Tigray.

Jan Egeland, criticized the aid agencies for the situation being monitored, according to a statement

The situation in the region it a blatant lie to say that aid was growing in Tigray.Secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council.