UN Deputy Secretary General visits drought affected, displaced Ethiopians

The Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, has visited the people in the drought affected areas of Somali region and displaced peopled due to the war in northern part of Ethiopia.

During her visit in Somali region on Monday, she was accompanied by President of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde, and Mustafe Mohammed Omer, President of Somali region of Ethiopia. Some of the displaced people by the drought in Somali region have told the visiting delegation that they have lost their cattle because of the shortage of water and severe drought in their areas.

“Briefed a delegation led by H.E Amb. Sahlework Zewde, President of Ethiopia & Dep. Secretary General of the UN H.E Amina Mohammed on the drought situation. Agreed to scale-up ongoing response while also giving due attention to mitigating the underlying causes of vulnerability,” Mustafe twitted.

During her stay in the country from 5 to 8 February 2022, Ms. Amina has also attended the 35th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union. She has also visited the humanitarian tragedy in Amhara region where hundreds of thousands of people are displaced due to the invasion of Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF).

During the visit Amina has discussed with the Government officials on how to provide humanitarian assistance for the displaced peopled due to the drought