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UN OCHA: USG briefs Security Council on Ethiopia

 A mother sits with her son and daughter in a temporary shelter in Um Rakuba refugee camp in Sudan, having fled conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. © WFP/Arete/Ed Ram

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, today briefed the Security Council on Tigray, Ethiopia.

Mr. Lowcock’s briefing focused on the current humanitarian situation in Tigray; access to the region; and action needed to scale up humanitarian deliveries.

At least 4.5 million people in Tigray need assistance, according to official estimates. Many people in rural areas remain inaccessible.

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