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Hundreds of Women, Girls Brutalized By Soldiers in Tigray War

Hundreds of Women, Girls Brutalized By Soldiers in Tigray War

Soldiers came to their homes and demanded to know the whereabouts of their husbands, fathers or brothers, insisting the men were fighters with Tigrayan forces at war with the government of Ethiopia. When the men were nowhere to be found, soldiers attacked wives, daughters and sisters. “They pointed a gun at me and shouted, ‘We […]

UN Gives $65 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Tigray

UN Gives $65 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Tigray

 The United Nations is disbursing $65 million for humanitarian needs in Ethiopia, $40 million of which will go to the aid operation in the northern Tigray region. “Ethiopian lives and livelihoods are being destroyed by drought, and children are suffering from malnutrition,” U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said in a statement Thursday while announcing the […]

Tigray Crisis Worsening With No Withdrawal Of Eritrean Troops In Sight – UN

Tigray Crisis Worsening With No Withdrawal Of Eritrean Troops In Sight – UN

The UN humanitarian chief has said that sexual violence and starvation were being used as weapons of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray. He urged Eritrea to make good on its pledge and recall its troops. The humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-stricken Tigray bordering Eritrea is deteriorating with no sign of a promised pullback of Eritrean soldiers […]

U.N. Calls For Stop To ‘Horrific’ Sexual Violence In Ethiopia’s Tigray

U.N. Calls For Stop To ‘Horrific’ Sexual Violence In Ethiopia’s Tigray

A dozen top United Nations officials on Monday called for a stop to indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civilians in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, particularly calling out reports of rape and “other horrific forms of sexual violence.” In a joint statement the officials, including U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock, rights chief Michelle Bachelet and refugee […]

United Nations Agencies Deliver Lifeline Food Assistance to 25,000 Eritrean Refugees in Tigray

United Nations Agencies Deliver Lifeline Food Assistance to 25,000 Eritrean Refugees in Tigray

Eritrean refugees in two camps in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia received a month’s worth of food supplies through a joint distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Ethiopia’s Agency for Refugees and Returnee Affairs (ARRA). In coordination with Federal authorities, a convoy of 18 trucks […]

The Happenings In Ethiopia

The Happenings In Ethiopia

Accounts of civilian casualties have been emerging from Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region. Humanitarian organizations are increasingly worried about living conditions for the survivors of the conflict. There is little information about the situation in Shire, a town in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Telecommunications are shut down. Organizations can only speculate about the extent of casualties […]

Refugees In Ethiopia’s Tigray Set To Run Out Of Food: U.N.

Refugees In Ethiopia’s Tigray Set To Run Out Of Food: U.N.

Nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region will run out of food as early as next week if parties to the conflict do not allow humanitarian access, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. African peace envoys met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday, a day after he said that the military […]