Children Of Ethiopia Are Once Again Under Attack

August 26, 2022

  Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell

NEW YORK (August 26, 2022) –  “UNICEF strongly condemns the air strike in Mekelle, the capital city of the Tigray Region, Ethiopia. The strike hit a kindergarten, killing several children, and injuring others. UNICEF calls on all parties to agree to an immediate cessation of hostilities.

“Yet again, an escalation of violence in northern Ethiopia has caused children to pay the heaviest price. For almost two years, children and their families in the region have endured the agony of this conflict. It must end.”

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