Biden aide appeals for end to Tigray conflict

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

by bbcafrica

US President-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy aide has appealed for an end to fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

“Deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, reports of targeted ethnic violence, and the risk to regional peace and security,” 

“The TPLF and Ethiopian authorities should take urgent steps to end the conflict, enable humanitarian access, and protect civilians.”

More than 30,000 people have crossed the border into Sudan following the outbreak of conflict on 4 November between the federal government and the regional government, led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).