US News The UN at the bedside of Ethiopian refugees from Tigray

16:55  28 november  2020
16:55  28 november  2020 Source:   fr.euronews.com

The Ethiopian army accuses the Ethiopian leader of the WHO of supporting the Tigray region

 The Ethiopian army accuses the Ethiopian leader of the WHO of supporting the Tigray region © AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, is accused by the Ethiopian army of campaigning for the Tiger. The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army criticizes the director general of WHO for supporting this region where violent clashes have been taking place for several days.

The UN has warned of a major humanitarian crisis if as many as 9 million people flee all-out The Tigray People’s Liberation Front dominated politics in Ethiopia for nearly three decades before The Ethiopian authorities have not yet formally responded to a request for dialogue from the UN secretary

The United Nations said 32 tons of emergency aid were flown into Khartoum on Friday to help the growing number of refugees fleeing into Sudan Tigray men who fled the conflict in Ethiopia 's Tigray region, work to build shelters at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Thursday

The UN, which fears a humanitarian disaster, on Friday sent 32 tons of aid for Ethiopian refugees in Sudan. View on euronews

  L'ONU au chevet des réfugiés éthiopiens du Tigré © Nariman El-Mofty / Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visited Camp Hamdayet in Sudan, where thousands of Ethiopians have taken refuge after fleeing the fighting raging in the breakaway region of Tigray.

Soon 200,000 refugees

Since the beginning of the month, more than 40,000 Ethiopians, including many children, have already crossed the border. They could be 200,000 in the coming weeks.

Ethiopia: the African Union tries a new mediation

 Ethiopia: the African Union tries a new mediation © AFP - EBRAHIM HAMID Ethiopian refugees who fled the fighting in Tigray bring food back to a Sudanese camp on November 18, 2020. It is a new attempt to mediation in Ethiopia to end the conflict between the government and the dissident region of Tigray. This latest attempt comes from Cyril Ramaphosa and the African Union.

The UN has warned that refugees are quickly running out of food. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government is committed to the "protection and security of civilians" in the northern Tigray region where federal troops are battling regional forces, his office said Friday.

United Nations aid workers have warned that emergency relief supplies are running out in the Ethiopian region of Tigray after weeks of fighting there. A spokesman for the UN humanitarian affairs agency, Saviano Abreu, said it had been blocked from sending staff or supplies.

The UN on Friday sent 32 tons of aid for the refugees: blankets, lamps, solar, mosquito nets. Another flight is scheduled to carry family tents and prefabricated warehouses on Monday.

The difficult living conditions of Ethiopian refugees in Sudan On the border between Ethiopia and Sudan, the nightmare of refugees from Tigray The Ethiopian army offensive on Tigray

On the ground of the fighting, the The Ethiopian army continues its offensive on the dissident region of Tigray and its capital Mekele, where the rebel leaders of the TPLF, the Tigray People's Liberation Front are entrenched.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reaffirmed his will to maintain order in this unstable region, but the international community fears numerous civilian casualties and a serious humanitarian crisis.

Ethiopia: hospitals in the capital of Tigray overwhelmed after the victory announced by Addis Ababa .
© Supplied by Le Point Numerous wounded flock to hospitals in Mekele on Sunday, 24 hours after the Ethiopian government announced the capture of this city , capital of Tigray (north), and its military victory in this dissident region, warned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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