UN, Ethiopian Government sign agreement for humanitarians to have access to areas in Tigray

The UN in Ethiopia and Ethiopian Government have signed an agreement that would allow humanitarians to deliver aid in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.

The agreement seeks to enable unimpeded, sustained and secure access for humanitarian personnel and services to areas under the control of the Federal Government in Tigray, and the bordering areas of Amhara and Afar regions.

The UN and humanitarian partners in Ethiopia are engaging with the Federal Government of Ethiopia and all parties to the conflict to ensure that humanitarian action in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions is strictly based on needs, and carried out in compliance with the globally-agreed principles of humanity, impartiality, independence and neutrality. This includes working to ensure that people impacted by the conflict are assisted without distinction of any kind other than the urgency of their needs.

Today, 2 December, an assessment and response mission is taking place in Afar, in areas bordering Tigray, to reach people who have been internally displaced by the conflict.

UN entities involved in this initiative
OCHA
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs