Amid reports of widespread human rights abuses, thousands of people are feared to have been killed, as more than two million have been forced to flee their homes.
The UN secretary-general said on Wednesday he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” is finally underway in Ethiopia, according to information passed on to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa. Africa.
According to a statement from his Spokesman, António Guterres spoke by phone with the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, to exchange views on the conflict that has affected millions of people throughout the country and the rest of the region, since the fighting in Tigray, in November 2020.
The High Representative briefed Mr. Guterres on the efforts being made by the Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) to move towards a resolution of the violent conflict.
On the call, Mr. Obasanjo also “expressed optimism that there is now a real opportunity for political and diplomatic resolution of the conflict.”
Despite this optimism, the UN chief believes that the ongoing military operations “remain a challenge to the peace process and sour the confidence-building measures that we hope are being taken by all parties to the conflict.”
He also reiterated his call on all parties to quickly end hostilities as a step in the right direction to achieve peace.
Amid reports of widespread human rights abuses, thousands of people are feared to have died as more than two million have been forced to flee their homes.
In recent months, the killings, looting and destruction of health centers and agricultural infrastructure, including irrigation systems that are vital for production, have led to an increase in humanitarian needs.
In his statement, the Secretary-General again urged all actors in the conflict to support and facilitate local and international efforts to provide humanitarian aid.
Last week, the World Food Program (WFP) announced that food relief and distribution operations in northern Ethiopia are about to “come to a standstill” amid continued fighting, bloodshed and a lack of financing.
Currently, an estimated 9.4 million people are in need of humanitarian food assistance. This is an increase of 2.7 million from four months ago.
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