UN evacuates staff from Ethiopia's Tigray after another airstrike

United Nations, Oct. 21, (Xinhua/GNA) - The United Nations is evacuating some humanitarian personnel from Ethiopia's Tigray region, following a new airstrike on the regional capital of Mekelle, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday.

"Initial information from the ground indicates that civilians -- including women and children -- were injured," said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

"We are trying to gather more information." While the United Nations and humanitarian partners are staying and delivering humanitarian aid, Haq said adding that, "for safety measures, a small proportion of the UN team has been relocated."

Airstrikes in and around Mekelle claimed the lives of three children and wounded 20 others on Monday