ADDIS ABABA, FEBRUARY 9 – The President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr Francesco Rocca, is visiting Tigray in Northern Ethiopia. Mr. Rocca is visiting the region to better understand needs and humanitarian priorities and to convey support and solidarity to the Ethiopian Red Cross (ERCS) teams for their critical humanitarian work.
The fighting in Tigray has compounded pre-existing vulnerabilities in Ethiopia and in neighbouring countries. Even before fighting began, the region was dealing with acute food insecurity, an invasion of desert locusts, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upon his return from Tigray, Mr Rocca will virtually brief the press from Addis Ababa, together with Ato Abera Tola, ERCS’ President. (@OnuItalia)