UN / ETHIOPIA TIGRAY UPDATE

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Speaking to reporters in New York today, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, continues to lead to more people needing humanitarian relief and affects aid workers’ ability to respond. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 14 JANUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

14 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, reporters, Farhan Haq on screen
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On Ethiopia, the conflict in the country’s north continues to lead to more people needing humanitarian relief. It also affects aid workers’ ability to respond. Fighting around the town of Abala, on the border between Tigray and Afar, is making it difficult for our humanitarian colleagues to bring aid into Tigray. There have been no deliveries of assistance into Tigray since the 14th of December. Fuel trucks have not been allowed entry into Tigray for more than five months, since the 2nd of August of last year. Aid organizations which are providing food do not have enough fuel to distribute even the limited food supplies available in Tigray. They warn that their work will soon stop without additional fuel. Meanwhile, as you know, air strikes in several parts of Tigray have intensified since the start of the year, reportedly causing significant civilian casualties. Our humanitarian partners temporarily restricted their activities in north-western Tigray, except for the town of Shire, due to the ongoing air strikes. Although they have resumed their work, they continue to be hindered by the lack of fuel. While fighting continues to hamper aid operations in parts of Amhara, the humanitarian response is scaling up as more areas become accessible.”
4. Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE:

Speaking to reporters in New York today (14 Jan), UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, continues to lead to more people needing humanitarian relief and affects aid workers’ ability to respond.

Fighting around the town of Abala is making difficult to bring aid into Tigray, where there have been no deliveries of assistance since 14 December. Fuel trucks have not been allowed entry into Tigray for more than five months, and “aid organizations do not have enough fuel to distribute even the limited food supplies available in Tigray,” Haq added.

Meanwhile air strikes in several parts of Tigray have intensified causing significant civilian casualties.

Haq added, “our humanitarian partners temporarily restricted their activities in north-western Tigray, except for the town of Shire, due to the ongoing air strikes. Although they have resumed their work, they continue to be hindered by the lack of fuel. While fighting continues to hamper aid operations in parts of Amhara, the humanitarian response is scaling up as more areas become accessible.”

According to the UN, more than a year into the conflict in northern Ethiopia, an estimated 9.4 million people require humanitarian food assistance. This is an increase of 2.7 million from four months ago.
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