Localized fighting and insecurity continues in rural parts of Tigray, though humanitarian workers have been able to access areas that were so far inaccessible in Tirgay region, particularly in cities, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
The Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Council confirmed the looting of service providing materials and tools during the attack of Al Nejashi Mosque, urging authorities for a speedy refurbishing of the world heritage site.
Two US senators representing Idaho and Maryland have introduced a resolution that calls for targeted sanctions on Ethiopian military and political officials, it was learnt. The resolution was introduced on December 10, 2020.
As the conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) moves into a second week, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) announced a new leadership for the State of Tigray in a provisional administration to be set up in the region.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the hundreds of thousands of Eritrean refugees who are currently taking shelter in Tigray region are not in immediate danger from the current fighting between the Ethiopian National Defense Forces and the forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
As war breaks out in Tigray, international humanitarian organizations engaged in humanitarian activities in Ethiopia warned that the number of people in need of food and humanitarian assistance will rise.