Ethiopia – Ethiopia may finally have some relief for the Tigray community as the administration has given its nod for allowing aid to help the community after taking note of their sufferings for nearly two years.
With this, the Ethiopian government has also announced a unilateral truce. This is a big step from a government that was least willing to even let the Tigrays out of the hook after starvation reports.
The United States and the United Nations have repeatedly tried to intervene in the matter calling on human rights concerns but the leaders were reluctant to let aid be dispatched.
The African nation announced ‘an indefinite humanitarian truce effective immediately’ while also adding that from here on, it hopes to help and be available to the Tigray, especially since the reports of them facing starvation.
The official declaration states, “To optimize the success of the humanitarian truce, the government calls upon the insurgents in Tigray to desist from all acts of further aggression and withdraw from areas they have occupied in neighboring regions.”
It also added that the government is also committed to humanitarian efforts and will work towards bettering in the coming days. The statement also highlighted the government’s resolution towards moving ahead for truce without any bloodshed. However, an official declaration is yet to come from the Tigrayan forces. No spokesperson has said or confirmed anything related to the matter. The announcement has come after the visit of US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, David Satterfield to the capital city of Addis Ababa.