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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.

Ethiopia: ‘Heartbreaking’ devastation in Tigray, says UN humanitarian chief

New York: The new UN Emergency Relief Coordinator ended a six-day mission to Ethiopia with a fresh push to get badly needed food and other supplies into the embattled Tigray region. 

UN appeals for faster passage for aid convoys to Ethiopia’s Tigray

New York: UN humanitarians appealed on Tuesday for far quicker access to Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, after the first aid trucks in days to reach the local capital, Mekelle, encountered multiple checks delaying their arrival.

Hospitals barely functioning, famine still looming in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

New York: UN humanitarians expressed concern on Tuesday at the uncertain situation in Ethiopia's conflict-ravaged Tigray region despite a ceasefire call from the Government, highlighting the ongoing famine-like conditions there and the potential for disease outbreaks.

Telecom War: Ethiopia shuns China-backed consortium, favours US

Addis Ababa: China's attempt to establish economic dominance in Africa received a jolt recently when a U.S.-backed consortium beat out one financed by China in a closely watched telecommunications auction in Ethiopia.

‘No end’ to conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warns UNICEF

New York: Disturbing reports have continued to emerge of widespread abuse of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, nearly six months since conflict erupted, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Ethiopia: Amidst hostilities in Tigray, humanitarian situation remains ‘dire’

New York: The humanitarian situation in Tigray, Ethiopia, remains “dire”, the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday. 

Deep concern for thousands of Eritrean refugees ‘scattered’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

New York: In Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region there’s deep concern for thousands of Eritrean refugees whose camps have been found burned to the ground, confirming satellite imagery and testimony from those who have fled attacks.

Ethiopia: Government approves ‘first step’ towards Tigray emergency assistance

New York: UN agencies have received approval from the Ethiopian Government for 25 international staff to provide humanitarian assistance inside the country’s conflict-torn Tigray region, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday.

Aid agencies renew appeals for aid access to all areas in Ethiopia’s Tigray

New York: The UN renewed appeals on Friday for humanitarian access to all areas of Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region to help people displaced fighting, forcing the most desperate to eat leaves to survive.

Urgent steps needed to alleviate suffering in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: Guterres

Srinagar: The United Nations Secretary-General, on Tuesday, voiced grave concerns over the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and underscored the need for urgent efforts to protect populations at risk.

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.