GENEVA, 23 December 2020 – The United Nations is demanding unhindered access to Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said her agency wants full access so that allegations of war crimes can be investigated.
Bachelet confirmed Tuesday that two humanitarian assessment missions were able to enter the region on Monday.
However, on account of restrictions, the team has not yet been able to investigate allegations of artillery strikes on populated areas, extrajudicial killings and widespread looting.
The United Nations says it has received reports of artillery strikes on homes and the hospital in the town of Humera on the border with Eritrea.