The spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Stephane Dujarric said the organisation was concerned with the disruption of humanitarian aid to the Ethiopian region of Tigray. Dujarric was speaking at a news conference in New York on Thursday.
«In addition to concerns over disrupted humanitarian aid to more than two million people in Tigray, there is also rising worry about the inability to assess additional humanitarian needs that are likely to spike,» said Dujarric.
Fighting in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray began last week. The government launched a military campaign against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) ruling the state after it was blamed for attacks on the federal army posts.
On Thursday, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claimed the region was 'liberated' but the lack of media access meant the statement was yet to be verified.