U.N., Ethiopia Sign Agreement To Allow Humanitarian Access To Tigray As Crisis Deepens, Food Runs Out For Eritrean Refugees In Region
AP: U.N., Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray
“In a breakthrough a month after deadly conflict cut off Ethiopia’s Tigray region from the world, the United Nations on Wednesday said it and the Ethiopian government have signed a deal to allow ‘unimpeded’ humanitarian access, at least for areas under federal government control after the prime minister’s declaration of victory over the weekend. This will allow the first food, medicines, and other aid into the region of 6 million people that has seen rising hunger during the fighting between the federal and Tigray regional governments. Each regards the other as illegal in a power struggle that has been months in the making…” (Anna, 12/2).
AP: U.N.: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia
“The United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea who have been sheltering in camps in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, which has been cut off from the world for nearly a month amid fighting…” (Anna, 12/1).
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