Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 1 December 2020
The UN continues to call on all parties to the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, to allow unconditional, free and safe humanitarian access to the region.
Almost one month since the conflict started, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, with several reports from our colleagues on the ground about a critical shortage of emergency supplies to respond to increasing needs.
The conflict in Tigray is taking place in a context where more than 800,000 people were already in urgent need of assistance and protection, including nearly 96,000 Eritrean refugees and nearly 600,000 people relying on food aid to survive.
Humanitarian partners inside Tigray need immediate access to basic commodities including food, medical supplies, fuel to run water pumps and enable overall response, so we can sustain the ongoing response and scale up to assist people affected.
The UN has pre-deployed personnel to key locations in Afar and Amhara to support possible assessment and response missions in Tigray, while access negotiations continue.