Ethiopia risks descent into generalised violence: UN

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The United Nations warned Friday that all sides in Ethiopia's 13-month conflict were committing severe abuses, and cautioned that generalised violence could ensue, with implications for the entire region. Ethiopia risks descent into generalised violence: UNThe United Nations warned Friday that all sides in Ethiopia’s 13-month conflict were committing severe abuses, and cautioned that generalised violence could ensue, with implications for the entire region.

Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council, deputy rights chief Nada Al-Nashif warned that the risk in Ethiopia “of increasing hatred, violence and discrimination is very high.”

This, she said, could allow the already brutal conflict to “escalate into generalised violence, (with) major implications, not only for millions of people in Ethiopia but also across the region.”

Her comments came at the start of an emergency council session to address the spiralling conflict which the UN says has left thousands dead, displaced more than two million people and pushed hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine.

The session was requested by the European Union, with the support of more than 50 countries, urging the body to “stand up to its responsibilities”.

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