U.S. pushes U.N. Security Council to publicly address Ethiopia’s Tigray

U.S. pushes U.N. Security Council to publicly address Ethiopia’s Tigray

FILE PHOTO: Bags of food donations are seen at the Tsehaye primary school, which was turned into a temporary shelter for people displaced by conflict, in the town of Shire, Tigray region, Ethiopia, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Thursday pushed for the U.N. Security Council to meet publicly on Ethiopia’s conflict-torn Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands of people are in famine conditions.

She also told a virtual event on Tigray, organized by the United States and the European Union, that it’s “time for the Ethiopian government to respond responsibly to requests for humanitarian access.”