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Ethiopia: Safe access and swift action needed for refugees in Tigray

New York: The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday expressed his deep concern over the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including its impact on Eritrean refugees hosted there.

UNHCR relocates victims of Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict to new site in Sudan

New York: A second refugee camp has opened in Sudan for people fleeing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region carrying “little more than the clothes on their backs”, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), said on Tuesday.

Ethiopia: UN refugee agency calls for ‘unfettered access’ to Tigray

New York: Amidst “disturbing reports” from Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan, the UN refugee agency called on Friday for “unfettered access to Tigray in order to reach people in need”.

Ethiopia: UN concern mounts over shortages, child welfare, in ongoing Tigray crisis

New York: The dire shortage of food, water, fuel and cash in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is seriously affecting people there, including aid workers, the United Nations reported on Tuesday, citing its humanitarian affairs office, OCHA. 

‘Quickly restore the rule of law’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray, urges Guterres

New York: The UN Secretary-General said on Monday it was “essential to quickly restore the rule of law” in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, where Government forces and those loyal to the ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have been engaged in fighting for more than a month.

UNHCR asks Ethiopia for urgent access to 96,000 Eritreans cut off without food

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealed to Ethiopia on Tuesday for urgent access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, saying the month-long conflict in Tigray had left them without vital supplies.

First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum

New York: An airplane loaded with humanitarian supplies for people fleeing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, in an appeal for international assistance to cope with the growing numbers seeking shelter in Sudan.

First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum

New York: An airplane loaded with humanitarian supplies for people fleeing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) said on Friday, in an appeal for international assistance to cope with the growing numbers seeking shelter in Sudan.

Appointment of AU envoys for Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis an 'initiative for peace': UN chief

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the African Union’s (AU) appointment of three high-level envoys to help resolve the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, calling it an "initiative for peace.”

Heartbreaking stories from refugees fleeing Ethiopia violence

New York: In a briefing to journalists on Thursday, a senior UN humanitarian official in Sudan recounted moving testimony from refugees who are crossing the border from Ethiopia in their thousands, fleeing fighting in Tigray province.

Reported Ethiopia massacre: UN rights chief warns of spiralling situation, war crimes

New York: Disturbing reports of an alleged massacre have surfaced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, amid fighting between national and regional forces that may become impossible to control, the UN human rights chief warned on Friday.

‘No way’ to get vital humanitarian aid into Ethiopia’s Tigray region, UN warns

New York: With telephone lines still cut and transport links disrupted, it is impossible for humanitarians to get vital supplies into Ethiopia’s Tigray region or assess evolving humanitarian needs, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

Ethiopia: ‘Halt the violence’, resolve grievances peacefully:  UN rights chief

New York: The UN human rights chief called on Friday for the de-escalation of violence and military clashes across parts of Ethiopia, urging all those involved to “engage in a genuine, inclusive and credible dialogue to solve any differences through peaceful means”.

‘Take urgent steps’ to calm intercommunal violence in Ethiopia: Guterres

New York: Inclusive dialogue is crucial to diffuse tensions across Ethiopia, said the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday, following reports of dozens killed and injured during brutal attacks in the west of the country over the weekend.