Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on Gender-Based Violence in Tigray region of Ethiopia

Published Date

Amid a worsening humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, reports of indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civilians, including rape and other horrific forms of sexual violence, continue to surface. This must stop.

Signatories:

  • Mr. Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Mr. Ignacio Packer, Executive Director, International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
  • Mr. Samuel Worthington, Chief Executive Officer, (InterAction)
  • Mr. António Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Mr. Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Ms. Maimunah Mohammed Sharif, Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • Ms. Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Ms. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of
  • internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)