Tigray, 26 January, 2021 / 6:39 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Pontifical Organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is experiencing difficulties delivering aid to victims of the ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the leadership of the charity has said and appealed to authorities in the Horn of Africa country to improve the region’s accessibility.
In a Monday, January 25 report, the leadership of ACN notes that the Tigray region has become “isolated from the rest of the world.”
“The situation in Northern Ethiopia is alarming. Communication is very precarious and for almost three weeks the region has been totally isolated from the rest of the world,” ACN Project Manager, Regina Lynch says.
She adds in reference to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, “No internet or telephone. But the news we get from those who have been able to visit the area is terrible.”
Insecurity has spiked up in the Tigray region that was plunged into violence on November 4 last year after Ethiopia’s government ordered a military offensive against the authorities in the region that borders Eritrea and Sudan.