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UN condemns air strike in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

From Abraham Jonah, Managing Editor, Middle East

Following a recent air strike in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amidst the unrest that has left many injured, dead and confused, the United Nations has expressed it disappointment over the developments that has left more people dead.

According to the spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in a recent statement, the Secretary-General strongly condemned the air strike on the village of Togoga in the Tigray region of Ethiopia on 22 June, which is reported to have killed many civilians, expressing his deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

He added that “The Secretary-General reiterates the need for all parties to uphold their responsibilities under international humanitarian and human rights law and to ensure the protection of civilians.  He calls for an independent and swift investigation into this incident”, as he again called for an immediate end to the fighting and for urgent steps to peacefully resolve the conflict.

The Secretary-General really reiterate6s the need to protect civilians and all non-combatants from brutality and future attacks. 

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