In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

New York Times | Abdi Latif Dahir | Tens of thousands of Christian refugees, fleeing the violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been given a warm welcome by the residents of a sleepy Sudanese town: “We are brothers.” HAMDAYET, Sudan — The refugees were hungry and exhausted, their shoes dusty and worn from […]

Refugee Camps in Ethiopia Appear to Have Been Systematically Destroyed

VICE | Satellite photos show military actors at the camps right after they were razed; the damage is far more extensive than previously reported. Two refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region were deliberately razed to the ground in attacks carried out between November and January, according to researchers who have been analyzing satellite images that […]

Eritrean refugees caught in crossfire of Ethiopia’s Tigray war

AFP | They have survived gun battles, attempted abductions, attacks by angry militiamen and days-long treks to safety with nothing to eat but moringa leaves. Yet Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia fear their suffering may not be over, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed strains to end a brutal conflict in the northern region of Tigray that […]

Joint NGO Letter call for a Special Session on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ethiopia

28 January 2021 | OPEN LETTER | To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations, strongly support the call for a UN Human Rights Council (HRC) special session on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ethiopia and urge your delegation […]

Tigray crisis: Biden administration calls for Eritrea troops to withdraw

BBC | The US has called for the immediate withdrawal of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. “Credible reports” had emerged of their involvement in human rights abuses, including sexual violence and looting, the state department said. This is its first statement on the conflict since the Joe Biden administration took office last week. Both […]

Witnesses: Eritrean soldiers loot, kill in Ethiopia’s Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Eritrean soldiers’ pockets clinked with stolen jewelry. Warily, Zenebu watched them try on dresses and other clothing looted from homes in a town in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region. “They were focused on trying to take everything of value,” even diapers, said Zenebu, who arrived home in Colorado this month after […]

 People are dying of hunger” in Ethiopia — Tigray on the brink of humanitarian disaster

After two and a half months of conflict, NGOs still have very limited access to the region, where food and healthcare are deeply lacking for the 6 million inhabitants. Since the start of the conflict in Ethiopia between federal government troops and those from the dissident province of Tigray, ten weeks ago, humanitarian organizations have […]

‘Extreme urgent need’: Starvation haunts Ethiopia’s Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after pleading with the Ethiopian government for access describe weakened children dying from diarrhea after drinking from rivers. Shops […]