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Published On: Wed, Dec 2nd, 2020

UN says Ethiopia agrees to provide aid to Tigray region

Araweelo News Network.

 

“I am close to the Tigray town of Mekelle to fight the invaders,” Debretsion Gebremichael TPLF leader.

 

New York (ANN) – The United Nations says the Ethiopian government has reached an agreement to allow aid agencies to deliver aid to people in need in the northern region of Tigray.

UN spokesman Saviano Abreu told reporters that the assessment operation would begin on Wednesday afternoon, December 2, 2020, although no statement had been issued by the Ethiopian federal government.

Hundreds of people have been reported killed in a month-long battle between federal government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and food and medical supplies have been depleted as fighting continues between federal forces and the liberation administration. Tigray in TPLF. according to sporadic reports from the area.

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The Ethiopian government said last week it had captured the town of Mekelle, the administrative capital of Tigray, last Saturday.

However Debretsion Gebremichael, in a telephone interview with the Associated Press on Monday, November 30, 2020, said he was still close to the Tigray capital, Mekelle, and dismissed the allegations as baseless.

READ: Ethiopian PM declares assault on Mekelle, rejected the Declarations of the World, and the Tigrayans vowed not to surrender

Debretsion Gebremichael, who described the victory of the Ethiopian federal government in Abiy as “unacceptable”, said the war was not over and “we are sure we will win,” adding that the war was about regional self-determination. In Tigray, home to about six million people, “the fighting will continue until the invaders leave,” said Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF leader.

“I am close to the Tigrean town of Mekelle to fight the invaders,” Gebremichael told Reuters in a text message to Reuters on Sunday. , that the government’s claim is false, and said that some cities have been recaptured and others are in the midst of fierce fighting.

READ: Who is Tigray’s leader Debretsion Gebremichael?

The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has repeatedly rejected international calls for an end to the fighting and for the situation to be resolved through dialogue, and last week lashed out at members of the African Union delegation. had the confidence of the international community.

READ: Rise and fall of Ethiopia’s TPLF – from rebels to rulers and back

Meanwhile, the European Parliament is Concerned about the situation in Tigray, November 25 and a motion, supported by several parliamentarians from different political parties. The motion adopted by the European Parliament call. European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic announced Plans to visit Sudan to Speak to refugees.

READ: Ethiopia sent home soldiers of Tigrayan ethnicity from UNMISS

The words that Prime Minister Abiy expressed on the occasion of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize 2019, on December 2019, were taken up by several parliamentarians such as Z. Zovko and H. Heide to underline the contrast between his commitment to cooperation and peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea and his current actions in the Tigray region.

READ: Ethiopia says foes surrendering, But Tigray forces report battle win

Several other parliamentarians (C. Zorrinho, A. Kanko and E. Roughly) further underlined the differences between the political results achieved a year ago and the escalation of violence that has been taking place for three weeks now. All parliamentarians called for a peaceful dialogue between all parties involved and hoped that the three senior African Envoy representatives sent to Addis Ababa, together with the mediation work carried out by the African Union, could put an end to human rights violations.

READ: Sudan Will Decide the Outcome of the Ethiopian Civil War

Members of the European Parliament L. Berg and C. Zorrinho and European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic himself recall how the Ethiopian constitution provides for secession in order to respect the freedoms of the individual peoples that make up the State of Ethiopia and how this possibility is provided also to avoid unnecessary bloodshed.

READ: Ethiopia’s invasion of Tigreans and Abiy’s threats against Tigrean fighters are seen as defeat

The real situation in the Tigray region is uncertain, with communications and telephones missing from the region since the beginning of the war in early November 2020, and there are calls from aid agencies to reconsider the situation in the region. In terms of health services such as medicines and food which are completely non-existent.

READ: Ethiopia: Abiy’s indiscriminate bombardment of Makkale University and historical sites in Tigray region

Human rights groups have previously called for genocide, abuse and other abuses in the area and others feared to occur during the conflict, and hundreds of thousands of people have fled the fighting, Flee to Sudan as UNHCR seeks emergency assistance to rescue people fleeing fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

By. Araweelo News Network.

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