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UN decries Ethiopia air strikes; says dozens killed this month (Al Jazeera)

The UN human rights office expressed alarm at “multiple, deeply disturbing reports” of air strikes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, saying at least 108 civilians had been killed since the start of January. Liz Throssell, an Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesperson, described numerous attacks including on a […]

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Does Ethiopia’s PM want a peaceful end to the Tigray war? (Al Jazeera)

Ethiopia’s government appears to be offering an olive branch to end more than a year of conflict in the northern Tigray region. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is releasing several high-profile political prisoners, including leaders of the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Abiy says this will pave the way for a national dialogue for lasting peace. […]

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Aid groups halt work in northwest Tigray after deadly strike: UN (Al Jazeera)

Aid agencies have suspended their work in part of Ethiopia’s Tigray region after a deadly air attack on a camp for people displaced by the war, the United Nations’ emergency response agency has said. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement to the AFP news agency on Sunday that the […]

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Dozens killed in Ethiopian air strike on IDP camp in Tigray (Al Jazeera)

At least 56 people have been killed and 30 others wounded in Ethiopia’s Tigray following an air raid on a camp for civilians displaced by the brutal conflict in the northern region, according to rebels and humanitarian workers. In a tweet on Saturday, Getachew Reda, a spokesman for the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) said […]

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Reports of Mass Detentions, Killings, and Forced Expulsions in western Tigray (US Department of State)

The United States is gravely concerned by unconfirmed new reports alleging mass detentions, killings, and forced expulsions of ethnic Tigrayans in western Tigray by Amhara security forces.  The UN reports that 1.2 million people have been forcibly displaced from western Tigray since the beginning of the conflict in November 2020.  We call on Amhara leaders […]

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Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead (Al Jazeera)

Ethiopian military air strikes hit the capital of the Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said on Monday, returning the war abruptly to Mekelle after several months of peace. Ethiopia’s government, however, dismissed the reports. Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

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Tigray: Food aid reaches Afar and Amhara, but situation still ‘dire’ (UN News)

The first round of food distributions to people in Afar and Amhara regions impacted by the spread of the conflict in northern Ethiopia has been completed, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Tigray: Food aid reaches Afar and Amhara, but situation still ‘dire’  | | UN News

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The exemplary U.S. sanctions regime for Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict and its limitations (Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings)

On September 17, the Biden administration unveiled a new sanctions regime that in the coming weeks could be applied to a wide set of warring parties in Ethiopia. Its design and the diplomacy surrounding it are exemplars of a constructive U.S. engagement amidst an intensifying war and awful humanitarian situation. Yet there should not be high hopes […]

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UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ malnutrition in Ethiopia’s Tigray (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations has warned of “unprecedented” malnutrition among pregnant and lactating women in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, in a report published hours after the government ordered the expulsion of several senior UN officials from the country. The latest situation report from the UN’s humanitarian coordination office (OCHA) posted online late on Thursday, also described “alarming” malnutrition […]

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Will threat of sanctions end the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray? (Al Jazeera)

United States President Joe Biden has added pressure on all sides to end the fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. On Friday, he signed an executive order threatening new sanctions against the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments, leaders of Ethiopia’s Amhara region and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Will threat of sanctions end the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray? […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray/Sudan – Dozens of bodies found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray, Sudan (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera writes: At least 30 corpses have washed up on the Sudanese banks of a river that abuts Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, according to two Ethiopian refugees and four Sudanese witnesses who told Reuters news agency on Monday they had retrieved the bodies. The bodies were found in the Setit River, known in Ethiopia as […]