Ethiopia

Ethiopia: ‘Unpredictable security’ in Tigray, hindering aid delivery

A “complex and unpredictable security situation” in Tigray continues to impede the delivery of life-saving assistance to Ethiopia’s northern region, the Deputy UN Spokesperson told journalists on Thursday.   

News in Brief 23 April 2021

  • 130 drown after shipwreck off Libyan coast
  • UN convoy delivers vital aid across Ukraine contact line
  • More than a million Tigray displaced in desperate need
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Tigray conflict latest, climate ‘abyss’ and Syria gets COVID jabs

In this week’s UN Catch-Up, first-hand information on the continuing humanitarian and security crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray – from the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF; an alert from the Central African Republic where fighting between Government forces and rebels in the north of the country has forced thousands to flee.

And, a warning from UN Secretary-General that the world is on the edge of an abyss from climate change, at the White House’s Climate Leaders’ Summit – as UNHCR unveils new data showing that climate shocks has displaced twice as many people as conflict in the last decade.

As ever, we have closing comments from regular guest Solange Behoteguy-Cortes, thanks for listening.

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Safe access is key to help child victims of Tigray conflict: UNICEF

Fighting is ongoing in Ethiopia’s Tigray, where the level of cruelty against women and children is “incomprehensible” and likely vastly under-reported.

That’s the disturbing assessment of the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, which is deeply concerned for the more than million people displaced by six months of violence.

Just back from the conflict zone, here’s the latest from UNICEF spokesperson James Elder, who’s been talking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 20 April 2021

  • UNICEF reports on conditions inside stricken Tigray region
  • WFP secures access to feed 1.5 million children in Venezuela
  • Central African Republic clashes force thousands across border to Chad
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‘No end’ to conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warns UNICEF

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.

News in Brief 26 March 2021

  • Alert over Eritrea refugees after camps found destroyed in Ethiopia
  • 100 million more children fail minimum reading proficiency because of COVID
  • Severe insecurity in Angola driving families to Nambia
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Deep concern for thousands of Eritrean refugees ‘scattered’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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.

Probe announced into alleged Tigray rights violations: UN rights office

Alleged serious abuses and rights violations in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are to be investigated by the UN, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Thursday.

Tigray crisis: Children must be protected from harm, urges UNICEF

The situation for children in Tigray is becoming increasingly serious as the conflict in the northern Ethiopian region continues to escalate, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).