Tigray, 28 April, 2021 / 7:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region that has been in war since last November is deteriorating each passing day, a Catholic Priest ministering in the country’s Northernmost region has said.
The Priest who preferred to remain anonymous for security reasons told Pontifical Charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) United States, that people in the region that is covered by Ethiopia’s Eparchy of Adigrat are in immense suffering and many are now traumatized.
Describing the extent of the ongoing conflict between the government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the Priest said that there is “still devastating war going on in almost the whole of the Tigray region.”
He added, “I don’t have the words to describe their suffering – there is great despair and the people are traumatized.”
On November 4, fighting broke out in Tigray after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent federal troops, supported by militia and army from Amhara, and troops from Eritrea, to fight the TPLF, which he accused of holding illegitimate elections.