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The United Nations states that at least 108 civilians have been killed in Tigray airstrikes since the beginning of the year – Middle East Monitor

The United Nations is “warning” on Friday after 108 civilians have been killed in the Tigray region of Ethiopia since the beginning of the year, as reported by the Ethiopian Air Force on a mountain of airstrikes in a war-torn area. Said that it has been.

At the same time, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned that combat was blocking the passage of life-saving food and fuel to Tigray. Anadolu Agency Report.

At a UN press conference, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Srossel said there were reports that at least 75 civilians were injured in her office.

She said her office received “multiple, deeply disturbing reports” of civilian casualties and the destruction of civilian property.

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“As a result of the Ethiopian airstrikes, at least 108 civilians have been reportedly killed and 75 injured since the beginning of the year,” she warned, as the fighting passed food to Tigray. He said he was hindering.

The deadliest airstrike to date this year struck a debit camp for internally displaced persons on January 7, killing at least 56 people and injuring 30.

The United Nations then proved that the three seriously injured later died in the hospital, pushing the death toll from that single attack to at least 59.

Throssell said the bombing killed a 72-year-old man on Wednesday, but the day before, the state’s Institute of Technical Vocational Education and Training was attacked, killing three men and killing 21. It is reported that he died. Injured – Most of them are female.

And on Monday, January 10, 17 civilians were killed and 21 were injured after an alleged drone airstrike struck a gristmill gathered to grind grains into flour. It is reported that.

“Last week, a number of other airstrikes were reported, crashing into a dedicated minibus traveling from Aksum to Aksum, Shire Airport, Maiaini refugee camps and other areas,” Slossel said.

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At a UN press conference, WFP Geneva spokesman Thomson Phili said:

“It’s because fierce fighting in the neighborhood has blocked the passage of fuel and food. The intensifying conflict in northern Ethiopia means that WFP’s fleet hasn’t arrived in Mechelen since mid-December.”

Since December, severe food insecurity has affected more than 9.4 million people in northern Ethiopia, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Within Tigray, 5.2 million people, about 90% of the population, need humanitarian assistance.

According to the United Nations, all parties to the conflict, including the military, Tigrinya and Eritrean forces, have committed “more or less” international human rights abuses.



https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220114-un-says-at-least-108-civilians-killed-in-tigray-airstrikes-since-start-of-year/ The United Nations states that at least 108 civilians have been killed in Tigray airstrikes since the beginning of the year – Middle East Monitor

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