France – Official statement on the situation in Ethiopia

Situation in Tigray (29 January 2021) France is extremely concerned by the gravity of the humanitarian and food crisis in Tigray and reiterates its call to the Ethiopian government to facilitate access to the region – including the Hitsats and Shimelba refugee camps – by the UN and humanitarian organizations. Repeated and consistent allegations of […]

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 […]

Departing US Envoy Warns Ethiopia Against Violence

VOA News | ADDIS ABABA – Calling Ethiopia “the critical actor in Horn of Africa stability,” outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor voiced confidence in a strengthened bilateral relationship but warned that violence – especially in the northern Tigray region – threatens the country’s progress. “We remain concerned about ethnic violence around the country and […]

Dozens Die in Ethnic Massacre in Troubled Ethiopian Region

Source: The New York Times | Simon Marks and Declan Walsh It was the latest of several bloody outbursts over the past year in the western region of Benishangul-Gumuz, along the border with Sudan, where ethnic tensions are running high. At least 80 people were killed on Tuesday when unidentified gunmen stormed through a village […]

Over 80 civilians killed in latest west Ethiopia massacre: EHRC

Age of victims of attack in Metekel zone in Benishangul-Gumuz region ranged between two and 45, says Ethiopian Human Rights Commission.   More than 80 civilians, including children as young as two years old, have been killed in the latest attack to afflict western Ethiopia, according to the country’s national human rights commission. Aaron Maasho, […]