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350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region face famine conditions: UN report

A high-level UN-led committee on humanitarian crises estimated about 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are facing famine conditions. The 350,000 figure was presented at a meeting of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, comprising 18 UN and non-UN organisations chaired by UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock. The analysis, which diplomats said could be released publicly […]

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Rebel fighters take over Ethiopian county home to 25,000 residents: EHRC

A rebel group has taken control of a country in western Ethiopia that is home to about 25,000 people, reportedly killing civilians and abducting public servants, according to the country’s Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The state-appointed body said in a statement that it received reports that Sedal Woreda, in the Kamashi zone of the […]

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Eritrean troops have not withdrawn from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, they continue to commit atrocities: UN

The United Nations and its aid partners have seen no proof of a declared withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to Mark Lowcock, the world body’s top humanitarian official, who also warned the situation in the embattled region has deteriorated. The comments came more than two weeks after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy […]

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Over 100 killed in border clashes between Ethiopia’s Afar, Somali regions

Border clashes between Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions have killed at least 100 people, a regional official said, in the latest outbreak of violence ahead of national elections in June. About 100 civilians, many of them herders, were killed since clashes broke out on Friday and continued through to Tuesday, Ahmed Humed, the deputy police […]

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Ethiopia and Sudan accuse each other of trespassing border, raising tensions

Ethiopian forces crossed into Sudanese territory in an act of “aggression”, Sudan’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, marking the latest flare-up in a long-standing border dispute. “Ethiopia’s trespass into Sudanese land is an unfortunate and unacceptable escalation, which could have dangerous repercussions on security and stability in the region,” the Sudanese foreign ministry said in […]

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Over 142 people killed in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region

At least 100 people have died in a deadly attack in western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia early Wednesday, an area bedeviled by ethnic violence. Belay Wajera, a farmer in the western town of Bulen, told Reuters he counted 82 dead bodies in a field near his home after Wednesday’s raid. He and his family awoke […]

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As many as 2.3 MILLION CHILDREN in Ethiopia’s conflict-riven Tigray region have NO access to AID

The United Nations warned of millions children in Ethiopia’s conflict-riven Tigray region being cut-off from aid and basic humanitarian assistance. As many as 2.3 million minors are struggling to get treatment for malnourishment, critical vaccines, emergency medicines, and water and sanitation supplies, UNICEF, the UN agency responsible for children, said Tuesday. “We are extremely concerned […]

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Ethiopian government troops SHOT at United Nations aid team in conflict-hit Tigray region

The Ethiopian government admitted that its troops fired and detained United Nations workers in the conflict-hit Tigray region, blaming the team for trying to reach areas where “they were not supposed to go.” Redwan Hussein, spokesman for the Ethiopian government’s task force for Tigray told reporters that the UN staffers “broke” two checkpoints and were […]

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Continued fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region DELAYS aid: UN says

Amid continued fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has delayed the efforts to deliver aid, UN says. Millions of people are said to be running out of food and medicines. UN officials say that there was still no access on Friday, despite a deal allowing “unimpeded” humanitarian access to government-controlled areas. The military entered the regional […]

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Ethiopian government forces completed operations to capture regional capital Mekelle: PM Abiy Ahmed

Government forces in Ethiopia are now “fully in control” of the regional capital of the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. Abiy in a statement said the army was in full control and that this “marks the completion of the [military’s] last phase”. “I am pleased to share that we have completed and […]

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Government forces in Ethiopia begin offensive on Tigray capital Mekelle

Government forces in Ethiopia began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday. The government said its military campaign is in its final stages after it gave the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) an ultimatum that expired on Wednesday to lay down arms or face an assault […]

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Tigrayan ethnic group fighters fire rockets on Tigray capital raising concerns wider war

Rebels from Ethiopia’s Tigray region fired rockets at the capital of neighbouring Amhara region on Friday, Amhara authorities said, raising concern that a conflict between the insurgents and the central government could spill into a wider war. Two weeks into the conflict, the United Nations said it was making plans for as many as 200,000 […]