The UN has called on the Ethiopian government and rebels in the Tigray region to enter a ceasefire agreement immediately following a breach in the five-month-old ceasefire agreement that fell apart this week.
This comes as civilians report that a new offensive by both sides is ongoing, with many innocent civilians trapped in the middle of ongoing offenses. In addition, citizens have started to flee some areas due to intense fighting.
Earlier today, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that the government’s air force conducted multiple strikes on rebels and shot down an aircraft transporting weapons for the rebels.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres responded to the fighting, saying he was “deeply shocked” and called for “the immediate cessation of hostilities and resumption of peace talks, full humanitarian access, and the re-establishment of public services in Tigray.