September 16, 2019
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 In Situation in Tigray

Country: United States of America
Delegate Name: Carson Patten

Security Council
Tigray
United States of America
Carson Patten

In Ethiopia, there has been a long history of political instability. Their region has been plagued by misinformation and poverty. The people who stay in power retain it because the public is left in the dark and their elections are not secure and credible. Thousands of people have been caught in the various conflicts that keep pushing the region to instability. The United States has deepening concerns about the violations of multiple human rights. Despite the diplomatic engagements between the parties in Tigray, there has been no meaningful action taken towards peace. There is also a lack of humanitarian aid that the citizens of the region are in desperate need of because of the uncertain security protocols.

The United States condemns all acts of violence towards the innocent people caught in the conflict within the Ethiopian region. We are also appalled by the lack of regard for civilian property and the destruction of resources such as the water supply. The government of Ethiopia continues to raise concerns as well. We are also aware that there are a considerable number of displaced persons within the region and that neighboring countries are concerned about letting in refugees. The United States has already issued “visa restrictions under section 212(a)(3)(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, for any current or former Ethiopian or Eritrean government officials, members of the security forces, or other individuals.” The United States also favorably looks upon the distribution of aid packages to help the people of the Ethiopian region, but there without more stability and peace, we will not be able to contribute. The continued violence and uncertainty in the government are not suitable to receive the necessary funds or aid to sustain the civilian population.

The United States strongly encourages a durable and politically stable solution to the process. The United Nations Security Council needs to make sure that there is a strong government in place that can protect the needs of all of the citizens present in the region. The United States would also encourage the UNSC to put together a humanitarian aid package that is secure enough to reach the citizens suffering in the Ethiopian region and to ensure that the region can sustain itself.

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