The Ethiopian government had said the reason for the ceasefire was conditional: to allow farmers to farm where – according to the United Nations – more than 90% of the population is in need of emergency food aid and where – according to the United States – a million people are facing famine.
There has been limited movement of aid vehicles towards Tigray as violence intensifies in Afar while the Amhara region has been off-limits because of the decades-long animosity between the two regions.
The United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report on Ethiopia following a visit by the organisation’s head – Martin Griffiths – who called for immediate humanitarian access.
TPLF committed gross human rights violations on ethnic Amharas just because they are Amharas. However, after all this, I think the people of Amhara and Tigray have many common interests
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