The Secretary General of the United Nations, while announcing his support for the African Union's proposal to immediately stop the conflict in northern Ethiopia, emphasized that this crisis does not have a military solution.

Iran PressAmerica: A civil war has been raging in the country for almost two years, since late 2020. The conflict, which is concentrated in the northern state of Tigray, but has spread to other areas, has brought on what the head of the World Health Organisation has called the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world”.

Millions have been displaced, and lack access to food and basic services. The UN estimates that even before hostilities resumed in August, 13 million were in need of aid. There had been a ceasefire in place since March, which had allowed limited aid to reach the area.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters that “violence and destruction have reached alarming levels” in the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia.

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, said on Monday, that the civil war in northern Ethiopia is “spiraling out of control” and that “violence and destruction have reached alarming levels.”

“Hostilities in the Tigray region of Ethiopia must end now,” he told journalists. “There is no military solution,” the UN chief emphasized. 219

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