Ethiopia: Antonio Guterres calls for immediate ceasefire in Tigray region

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has once again called for an immediate ceasefire in the Ethiopian region of Tigray, where government forces and rebel fighters have been locked in conflict since November.

After the UN Secretary General has called the humanitarian conditions in Tigray “hellish” he also said aid agencies needed unrestricted access.

He said “conditions must be created to allow for the start of an Ethiopian-led political dialogue to find a solution for the crisis”.

Such a dialogue can contribute to addressing the underlying causes of the conflict and ensure Ethiopian voices direct the pathway to peace, “ he added.

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Millions of people have been displaced and hundreds of thousands are living in famine conditions.

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