The UN Security Council calls for an end to the hostilities in Ethiopia and an acceleration of humanitarian aid

Members of the United Nations Security Council demonstrated this Friday over the heightened tensions in Ethiopia over the past few days, and again insisted on an end to hostilities and on channeling humanitarian aid to the hardest-hit areas in the conflict.

The Security Council expressed “its deep concern about the expansion and intensification of the military conflict in northern Ethiopia and” about the impact of the conflict on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia.

For this reason, they have demanded of the conflicting parties that they “do not incite hatred, violence and division” and respect humanitarian law as well as “safe and unhindered” access to international aid and the restoration of public services.

The UN Security Council calls for an end to the hostilities in Ethiopia and an acceleration of humanitarian aid
The UN Security Council calls for an end to the hostilities in Ethiopia and an acceleration of humanitarian aid

Demands include an end to hostilities, the negotiation of a permanent ceasefire and the creation of the necessary conditions to initiate an inclusive Ethiopian national dialogue to resolve this crisis, the group notes.

The Security Council has reiterated its support for regional organizations such as the African Union (AU) and their key officials such as the High Representative for the Horn of Africa Olusegun Obasanjo, whose actions and strategies to achieve a ceasefire and a swift and peaceful resolution by the United Nations has been welcomed “with consent”.

The Security Council has reaffirmed its “firm commitment to the sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and unity of Ethiopia”.

The conflict began on November 4, 2020 when, after months of tension between the TPLF and the central government over postponing the congresses, Abiy finally ordered a military offensive in retaliation for the attack on the army base in the capital Tigray, Mekelle, which took place in June and which took place in June Abiy achieved a landslide victory due to the uncertainty despite calls for boycotts and a lack of coordination in several areas – including Tigray.

However, the TPLF made important strides in June that enabled it to retake Mekelle, whereupon Abiy, citing humanitarian grounds, announced a unilateral ceasefire that was rejected by the group, which expanded its offensive to the adjacent Amhara and Afar regions and spread of the war for the rest of the country.

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