Addis Ababa, 20 April, 2022 / 9:17 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Archdiocese has said that the humanitarian situation in the embattled Tigray region is getting worse and that the violent conflict has resulted in the protracted suffering of the population.
In his message to the information service of Propaganda Fide, Agenzia Fides, Berhaneyesus Demerew Cardinal Souraphiel said that the passages through which food gets in the Northern region of the Horn of Africa country are “sometimes blocked” and that no one is held accountable for the region's deteriorating situation.
“The humanitarian situation in Tigray continues to worsen. The passage through the humanitarian corridors through which the United Nations, the government or other agencies try to bring food into the country, is sometimes blocked and we do not know for sure by whom,” Cardinal Souraphiel has been quoted as saying in the Wednesday, April 20 Agenzia Fides report.
The Ethiopian Cardinal goes on in reference to the suffering people in Tigray, “As a result, the suffering of the people is increasing.”
According to the report, the Ethiopian government has refused entry of aid into Tigray, since the last one that entered mid-December last year until the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) vacates the region.