Ethiopia: UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Tigray Peace Call

The United Nations Security Council has scrapped plans to issue a statement calling for an end to violence in the country's northern Tigray region, according to reports from three UN diplomats. Ireland, which drafted the statement, decided not to push for approval after the council failed to reach a consensus due to objections by China, Russia and India. In November 2020, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military operations against the leadership of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the northern Tigray region's then-ruling party. He said they were a response to TPLF attacks on federal army camps. Human rights groups say troops from neighboring Eritrea killed hundreds of children and other civilians in Tigray that same month.


Ethiopian refugees fleeing clashes in the country's northern Tigray region cross the border into Sudan (file photo).

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