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Conflicting parties agree on humanitarian access to Tigray

Rebels are fighting the government in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. People suffer. Now humanitarian aid must come to the area.

In Ethiopia’s conflict, which has been going on for two years, the government and rebels have agreed to provide humanitarian aid to the people of the war-torn northern Tigray region.

In a joint statement on Saturday, the military leadership and the rebel commander-in-chief said, “The parties have agreed to provide unhindered access to humanitarian aid to all those in need in Tigray and neighboring regions.”

The agreement provides for “guaranteeing the security of humanitarian workers”. African Union (AU) mediator Olusegun Obasanjo said it was “effective immediately”. Mediated by the AU, the conflicting parties signed a peace agreement on 2 November.

The treaty contains disarmament provisions

Among other things, the agreement provides for the disarmament of the rebel group Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and “restoration of public order, services (in Tigray), free access to humanitarian supplies and protection of civilians”.

The Tigray conflict began in November 2020 with an attack by the Ethiopian armed forces after the TPLF repeatedly questioned the central government’s authority.

The war triggered a massive humanitarian crisis in the northern part of the country. At least two lakh people have been displaced. According to US estimates, nearly half a million people died in the conflict.


SULTAN MAHMUDhttps://nextpress.news/
Bangladesh Politics, Political Development, Party Politics, International Affiars, Liberation War of Bangladesh, Peace and Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Security Studies.
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