Full-scale humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ethiopia - UN refugee agency

17 November 2020 - 13:54 By Reuters
A volunteer holds an Ethiopian flag during a blood donation ceremony for the injured members of Ethiopia's National Defense Forces (ENDF) fighting against Tigray's special forces on the border between Amhara and Tigray, at the stadium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 12, 2020.
A volunteer holds an Ethiopian flag during a blood donation ceremony for the injured members of Ethiopia's National Defense Forces (ENDF) fighting against Tigray's special forces on the border between Amhara and Tigray, at the stadium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 12, 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

A "full-scale humanitarian crisis" is unfolding in Ethiopia, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, with more than 27,000 now having fled heavy fighting to Sudan.

Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, also told a Geneva news briefing: "UNHCR is on stand-by to provide assistance in Tigray when access and security allow".


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