The statement is from the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed. The Prime Minister said thousands of refugees are fleeing the Northern State of Tigray where federal troops are fighting TPLF forces.
“We vow to our innocent civilians that have fled, to protect their property, enable humanitarian support by the ENDF and guarantee their peace upon return,” the Prime Minister said adding that;
“The Ethiopian government is ready to receive and reintegrate our fellow Ethiopians fleeing to neighboring countries,” the PM said.
At least 20,000 people have crossed from Tigray into neighboring Sudan over the last 10 days, according to UN estimates.
Ethiopia’s minister in charge of democratization, Zadig Abraha, says the ongoing fighting between federal troops and those loyal to the Tigray regional government is not a civil war.
Prime Minister Abiy has promised to enable humanitarian support by the military.