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UN, US Call for An End to Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region March 04, 2021(VOA News)

UN, US Call for An End to Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

March 04, 2021 10:15 PM

Both the United States and the United Nations are calling for an immediate end to the fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and for access to independent investigators, amid reports of ongoing atrocities against civilians. VOA’s Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine report

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UN, Ethiopia strike a deal over aid workers’ access to Tigray (AlJazeera)

UN, Ethiopia strike a deal over aid workers’ access to Tigray

World Food Programme says it will ‘scale up’ operations in embattled northern region after reaching a deal with Addis Ababa.

The conflict has displaced tens of thousands of people [Ashraf Shazly/AFP]
The conflict has displaced tens of thousands of people [Ashraf Shazly/AFP]

The United Nations’ food agency says it has reached a deal with Ethiopia to expand access for aid workers and “scale up” operations in the country’s conflict-hit Tigray region.

David Beasley, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP), made the announcement late on Saturday amid growing fears of a humanitarian catastrophe in Tigray, a region of more than five million people.

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