Pope Francis' humanity call
Pope Francis participates in the commemoration of the 500 migrants that drowned off the Italian coast in 2015, calls for a "more united humanity" for migrants, and stresses the need to provide Tigray with food and care.
Pope Francis said the Mediterranean has become "the largest cemetery in Europe".
Marking the sixth anniversary of the drowning of hundreds of migrants trying to cross over to Europe, Francis called for "a more united humanity to stand up to the wall of ignorance".
And in April of 2015, about 500 migrants drowned on their way from Libya to the Italian coast, after getting into overcrowded and rickety boats, often run by smugglers, hoping for a better life in Europe.
The Italian Navy recovered the wrecks of the sank a year after the accident and used them to build a memorial to the victims in the Sicilian city of Syracuse, off which the victims sank.
An unpublished report conducted by United Nations agencies and aid groups revealed that about 350,000 people across the city of Tigray in northern Ethiopia are suffering from level five of famine.
The violence in Tigray has killed thousands and displaced more than two million in the mountainous region, where more than five million people live.