The head of the World Health Organization Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has denied allegations made by Ethiopia’s military boss that he assisted with acquiring weapons for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front .
Dr Tedros is Tigrayan and was a wellbeing clergyman in a past Ethiopian government, which was driven by the TPLF.
“I need to state that I am on just one side and that is the side of harmony,” he added.
His remarks come after Gen Berhanu Jula said in a public interview that Dr Tedros had “left no stone unturned” to help the TPLF and help get them weapons.
“My heart breaks for my home, Ethiopia, and I approach all gatherings to work for harmony and to guarantee the security of regular citizens and access for wellbeing and philanthropic help,” Dr Tedros tweeted.
Prior, Gen Berhanu stated: “We don’t anticipate that he should remain in favor of Ethiopians and censure these individuals.
In the wake of being casted a ballot in as the top of the WHO in 2017, Dr Tedros turned out to be notable toward the start of the Covid pandemic and is currently apparently the most prominent Tigrayan abroad.
“Profoundly worried about the helpful emergency in Ethiopia, reports of focused ethnic brutality, and the danger to provincial harmony and security,” Antony Blinken tweeted.
What’s the conflict about?
The TPLF ruled Ethiopia’s military and legislative issues for quite a long time before Abiy Ahmed became a leader in 2018. He pushed through significant changes which some states sidelined the TPLF. The fight arose in September when Tigray held a local political decision, resisting a cross country restriction on all surveys forced due to the Covid pandemic. Mr. Abiy called the vote unlawful.
At that point, battling broke out on 4 November after Ethiopia’s focal government blamed the TPLF for assaulting an army installation to take weapons. The TPLF has denied the assault.