UNHCR asks Ethiopia to provide access in Tigray region

UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch has expressed concerns over the humanitarian situation in Tigray and lack of access to humanitarian aid in the region.  

With our concerns growing by the hour, we’re appealing to the federal authorities of Ethiopia that access should be urgently provided to us in the Tigray region to reach the desperate people”, UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch told journalists at a regular UN briefing in Geneva. 

“The camps will have now run out of food supplies – making hunger and malnutrition a real danger”, he said. 

“We are also alarmed at unconfirmed reports of attacks, abductions and forced recruitment at the refugee camps”, Mr. Baloch said, adding that it was not possible to verify current conditions and UNHCR had no had any contact with the Eritrean refugees since the conflict started in early November.” 

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