EU decries atrocities in Ethiopia, warns of humanitarian crisis

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The European Union has decried the appalling atrocities occurring in Ethiopia.

This was disclosed in a joint statement issued by EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič.

According the statement, ethnically targeted measures, hate speech and allegations of atrocities occurring in Ethiopia are deeply worrying.

“The demonisation of ethnic groups is a vicious and lethal cycle from which Ethiopia must be spared,” the statement reads.

The statement warns that the danger of a major humanitarian crisis is imminent, adding that an immediate de-escalation is needed.

“All parties should show restraint and reinforce their calls to avoid incitement to hatred and violence.

“Human rights and international humanitarian law need to be upheld, including ensuring safe and free movement of civilians as well as a timely, independent, unimpeded and unconditional access of humanitarian workers to most vulnerable,” the statement adds.

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