Gov’t Exerting Efforts to Address Existing, Emerging Crises in Tigray

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February 26/2021(ENA) The Government of Ethiopia said various efforts have been undertaken to address the existing as well as emerging security complex, humanitarian and social challenges following the criminality of the rogue Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister today stated that these efforts will continue by the Federal Government with close collaboration with humanitarian agencies and development partners in order to stabilize the region, bring normalcy to the lives of citizens, and adequately address existing and new humanitarian needs.

The statement recalled the treasonous attack perpetrated by the TPLF criminal clique against the Ethiopian National Defense Force on 4th November 2020.

Following the surprise attack, complex challenges in the region emerged as a direct consequence of this treasonous act which has put civilians in Tigray under great vulnerability, it added.

The law enforcement operation was carried out in the region to ensure that perpetrators are apprehended and brought to justice for their crimes against the constitutional order of the country and for putting the continued survival of our nation under grave threat.

Acknowledging the complex challenges in the region that emerged as a direct consequence and  put civilians under great vulnerability, the office pointed out that the Federal Government announced the developments on humanitarian assistance, international media access to the region and ongoing investigations for alleged crimes.

Accordingly, “we wish to affirm that humanitarian agencies have now been provided unfettered access to aid in the region. Furthermore, the Government of Ethiopia will continue bringing all perpetrators to justice following thorough investigations into alleged crimes in the region through our federal institutions.”  

In this regard, the government welcomes international technical assistance to undertake the investigations as well as invites the potential to collaborate on joint investigations.

The statement underlined that the Government of Ethiopia once again reiterates its commitment to enabling a stable and peaceful region in which its citizens needs are met and impunity does not prevail for perpetrators of crimes against humanity and crimes against the state.