The Chief of WHO has released a statement refuting the allegations of his support for Tigray in the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia.
In his statement, Dr. Tedros states “My heart breaks for my home, Ethiopia, and I call on all parties to work for peace and ensure the safety of civilians and access for health and humanitarian assistance to those in need.”
“I am deeply saddened about reports of casualties and large numbers of people being displaced and seeking refuge in neighboring countries. In the midst of global epidemic, I am further concerned about the impact on health.”
“As a child, I have seen destructive nature of war. I recall vividly the fighting , and the terrible human toll. As an adult, I have used that first-hand experience to always work for peace, to bring warring parties together and start dialogue to broker peace.”
“History looks favourably on those that manage to reach across, bridge division and move from war to peace. I join the United Nations Secretary-General in calling for immediate measures to de-escalate tensions and ensure a peaceful resolution to the dispute.”
“There have been reports suggesting I am taking sides in this situation. This is not true and I want to say that I am on only one side and that is the side of peace.”
“The whole world needs peace for health and health for peace.”