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.
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.
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.