UK urges end to violence in Tigray

FILE PHOTO: Woman carries an infant as she queues in line for food, at the Tsehaye primary school, in Shire

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain urged all parties to pull back from the violence in Tigray and allow humanitarian workers access to the area on Thursday, after the Ethiopian government declared a unilateral ceasefire earlier this week.

"We welcome the Government of Ethiopia’s announcement of a humanitarian ceasefire in Tigray and urge all other parties to the conflict to make similar announcements," a spokesperson for the Foreign Office said.

"The violence must now stop and unfettered humanitarian access granted. Eritrean forces should also leave Tigray."

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by William James)