NewsPolitics

In Ethiopian thousands of people unable to access healthcare services after upsurge in violence,ICRC reports

Mekelle፡29 May 2024 (Tigray Herald)

In Ethiopian thousands of people unable to access healthcare services after upsurge in violence,ICRC reports

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reports that clashes in various parts of Ethiopia affected by armed conflict have disrupted health services, particularly in rural and remote areas. According to the ICRC, the most vulnerable groups include the wounded, the sick, pregnant women, children, and persons living with disabilities.

The conflict in the #Amhara region, which began in August 2023, has made it difficult to resupply medicines and medical supplies, while the security situation in the #Oromia region remains unstable, the ICRC states. Tigray region continues to experience the long-term effects of the war, which still affects people’s ability to access health facilities.

Nicolas von Arx, the ICRC’s head of delegation in Ethiopia, stated, “We are in regular contact with those involved in the fighting to remind them of the importance of respecting International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the need to ensure that medical assistance is unhindered to those in need.”

According to the ICRC, it has supported over 100 health facilities in conflict-affected areas during the first quarter of 2024, including donations of medicines, medical and surgical consumables, medical equipment, and hygiene items to improve the delivery of essential health services to vulnerable groups.

Source፡ICRC Ethiopia

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button