The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dinh Quy Dang (Viet Nam):
The members of the Security Council noted with concern the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region, Ethiopia.
The members of the Security Council acknowledged the efforts by the Government of Ethiopia to provide humanitarian assistance and to provide increased humanitarian access. The members of the Security Council recognized, nevertheless, that humanitarian challenges remain. They called for a scaled-up humanitarian response and unfettered humanitarian access to all people in need, including in the context of the food security situation.