From YouTube: FAC 13/12/2021 | #02 Ethiopia
HR/VP's remarks at the Foreign Affairs Council on 13 December 2021.
Only a political solution can reverse the negative and dangerous dynamics we are seeing now and all efforts of the european union and international like-minded actors, notably the african union, kenya and the us, should be directed towards achieving a ceasefire and bringing rewarding parties to the negotiation table.
Only 10 percent of humanitarian help needed in the north of ethiopia is reaching the people in need. Only 10. There are more than 9 million people starving in the north of ethiopia, and the fight has been very fierce, but more than defied themselves. It has been brief violation of human rights by both sides.
The fight continues nearby the capital. Ethiopia is one of the issues that we have debated the most this year and it is also one of my biggest frustration because we were not able to react properly to the large-scale human rights violations, mass rapes using sexual violence, killings and concentration camps based on ethnic belonging.