UNHCR says it hopes humanitarian access to Tigray will be granted soon

FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi speaks with members of the media during his visit to the Um Rakuba refugee camp, which is home to Ethiopian refugees fleeing the fighting in the Tigray region, on the border between Sudan and Ethiopia, Sudan.  , November 28, 2020. REUTERS / Baz Ratner / File Photo

The director of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Sunday that he hoped Ethiopian authorities would make pledges of humanitarian access to the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia as soon as possible.

“It is not possible yet, so I hope it will develop in the next few days,” United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said at an online press conference from the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

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