Addis Ababa, 12 September 2022 (TDI): The regional government of Tigray announced their agreement to any possibility of an immediate solution to end the war.

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General supported this decision and encouraged dialogue between parties involved in the conflict.

He urged the parties involved in this conflict to create an atmosphere suitable for peaceful talks. He also encouraged them to seize this opportunity to maintain peace and security in Northern Ethiopia.

Furthermore, the Secretary-General emphasized the preparedness of the United Nations (UN) to help and assist in the peace process.

It is indeed a new beginning for Ethiopia. The region has been facing an armed conflict since November 2020. As one of the parties has agreed to end the hostilities, this must be reciprocated for a peaceful tomorrow.

The Deadliest War

It all started on the 3rd of November 2020. A violent conflict between the Federal Forces of Ethiopia and the rebel Tigrayan Forces. This armed conflict between forces crushed civilian lives.

According to researchers from Belgium’s Ghent University estimate 2022, half a million people have died. 50,000 to100,000 due to violence, 150,000 to 200,000 due to starvation, and more than 100,000 from the lack of medical attention.

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Meanwhile, the fighting and continued restrictions on humanitarian access have pushed more than two million people to flee their homes. Thousands of Tigrayans have fled to Sudan, whereas 2.3 million need assistance.

The earlier mediation efforts of the African Union had proved ineffective. Several International organizations had tried to help maintain peace in the region, but those efforts went in vain, and people continued to suffer.

The world is hopeful that this time, the efforts will be fruitful. This agreement to move towards peace will indeed end the hardships of millions of people affected by this monstrous war.

On this occasion, UNSG congratulated the people of Ethiopia and wished them a happy and peaceful new year.