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UN chief lauds ‘demonstrable effort to make peace’ in Ethiopia

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa.

Guterres calls for end to conflict in Ethiopia after deadly attacks

New York: The Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday he was deeply saddened by reports that more than 50 civilians were killed and injured in an airstrike in northern Ethiopia, last Friday.

Release of detainees a ‘significant confidence-building step’ in Ethiopia: UN chief

New York: The Ethiopian Government on Friday freed several high-profile political detainees, a move UN Secretary-General António Guterres hailed as a “significant confidence-building step”.

Severe cash crunch threatens WFP operations in Ethiopia

New York: Millions of people in Ethiopia could be pushed deeper into hunger as the World Food Programme (WFP) faces a major funding shortfall that threatens its operations there over the coming six months, the UN agency warned on Monday.

Ethiopia: Mass arbitrary arrests target Tigrayans, says UN rights office

New York: Over the past week, mass arrests of people reportedly of Tigrayan origin have continued in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and elsewhere, the UN rights office said on Tuesday.

Ethiopia: $40 million in aid relief for victims ‘living on a knife-edge'

New York: As the humanitarian crisis grows in Ethiopia’s conflict-affected north, the UN announced on Monday that $40 million in funds have been made available to scale up emergency operations.

Security Council ‘deeply concerned’ by expanding clashes in northern Ethiopia

New York: The Members of the United Nations Security Council expressed “deep concern” about the expansion and intensification of military clashes in northern Ethiopia.

EU concerned over Ethiopia's possible further fragmentation, aggravation of armed conflict

Brussels/Sputnik: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell expressed concerns over the recent escalation of fighting in Ethiopia, pointing to risks of further fragmentation of the country and spreading of the armed conflict, and also reiterated calls for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops.

Ethiopian Parliament approves state of emergency as Tigrayan Rebels advance: Reports

Addis Ababa/UNI/Sputnik: The lower house of the Ethiopian parliament has approved imposing a state of emergency in the country in the last ditch effort to protect the population from the advancing rebels of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray (PNLF), Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported on Thursday.

UN chief extremely concerned by escalation of violence in Ethiopia

New York: The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, is extremely concerned by the escalation of violence in Ethiopia and the recent declaration of a state of emergency. 

Ethiopian govt says TPLF terror group killed over 100 young residents of seized city

Addis Ababa/UNI/Sputnik: The Ethiopian government said on Monday that rebels from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) killed more than 100 young people living in the northern city of Kombolcha, captured by the insurgents last weekend.

Guterres criticizes ‘unprecedented expulsion’ of staff from Ethiopia; calls for focus on saving lives

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday urged authorities in Ethiopia to allow vital humanitarian work there to continue, following the recent decision to declare seven of the Organization’s staff persona non grata and expel them from the country.

Ethiopia: Decision to expel UN staff could put aid operations at risk

New York: The decision to expel United Nations staff from Ethiopia could affect aid distribution in the war-torn north of the country, where needs and displacement are rising, UN humanitarians said on Friday.

‘Unprecedented funding gap’ for 7 million facing hunger in Ethiopia: WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing an unprecedented funding gap of $426 million for its operation in Ethiopia, as the UN agency ramps up delivery to meet the needs of up to 12 million people this year.

Ethiopia: UN chief gravely concerned over ‘unspeakable violence’ in Tigray

New York: Speaking outside the Security Council chamber on Thursday, UN chief António Guterres told journalists that he is gravely concerned about the situation in Ethiopia, particularly the “unspeakable violence” against women and others in Tigray.