According to Agence France-Presse, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a rare personal comment on the 28th, talking about the “personal pain” caused by the “worsening” conflict in his motherland, Ethiopia.

He told the reporter: “In addition to the Covid-19, 2020 is also difficult for me personally because my motherland is facing trouble.”

It was reported that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed ordered the army to enter the northern region of Tigray State on November 4, saying this was in response to the “Tigray People’s Liberation Front” attack on the barracks. According to the International Crisis Research Organization, the fighting in Tigray State has resulted in thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of refugees flocked to Sudan across the border.

The report pointed out that Tedros, as the most well-known Tigray native in the world, said at a press conference on the 28th that he has many relatives in that area, “including my brother, I don’t know where they are. I can’t contact them, because the communication there was broken. I am worried for the whole country.”