European Union Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Tigray

 Source: The European Union posted on 8 February 2021 a press release titled “Ethiopia: Joint-Statement by High-Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and Commissioner Janez Lenarcic.

The statement says the EU remains very concerned by the tragic humanitarian crisis unfolding in Tigray and its regional implications.  Humanitarian access needs to be guaranteed and humanitarian assistance allowed to reach all affected areas and people in Tigray, and border areas of Afar and Amhara regions.  The EU calls for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia and access for local journalists and international media to Tigray.0 commentsLabels: Afar RegionAmhara RegionEritreaEthiopiaEUhuman rightshumanitarian assistancehumanitarian crisismediarefugeesTigray Region