Urgent call to protect and save Eritrean refugees in the Tigray Region and other Parts of Ethiopia from abduction, killing, and forced repatriation to the war zone

Veröffentlicht: Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2020 Geschrieben von Eritrean National Forces

 

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December 16, 2020

Mr. Filippo Grandi
High Commissioner
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,

Geneva, Switzerland


Subject: Urgent call to protect and save Eritrean refugees in the Tigray Region and other Parts of Ethiopia from abduction, killing, and forced repatriation to the war zone

On behalf of the undersigned Eritrean Political Forces (EPF), we are writing this open letter to you to express our grave concerns about the physical security, dignity and the wellbeing of Eritrean refugees and asylum-seekers in the Tigray region and other parts of Ethiopia.

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Fleeing Ethiopians Tell of Ethnic Massacres in Tigray War

Veröffentlicht: Freitag, 11. Dezember 2020 Geschrieben von nytimes.com
 
 
 
 
Ethiopian refugees sharing a shelter in Hamdayet, Sudan, the first stop for new arrivals after crossing the border from Ethiopia.
Ethiopian refugees sharing a shelter in Hamdayet, Sudan, the first stop for new arrivals after crossing the border from Ethiopia.

Fleeing Ethiopians Tell of Ethnic Massacres in Tigray War

Tens of thousands have sought safety in Sudan, where they gave accounts to Times journalists of a devastating and complex conflict that threatens Ethiopia’s stability.

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Jawar Mohammed: The war in Tigray is a result of Ethiopia’s mismanaged transition

Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 03. Dezember 2020 Geschrieben von www.awashpost.com

Ethiopia is back in the global spotlight once again with the outbreak of the war in Tigray. I am saddened but not surprised. For anyone with a cursory understanding of the fragility of Ethiopia’s transitional politics, the escalation of Bildschirmfoto_2020-12-03_um_08.48.10.pngtensions between the federal government and the Tigray state into a full-blown military conflict does not come as a surprise. The tell-tale signs were there for everyone to see as the warring parties openly prepared their respective forces for the eventuality of an all-out armed confrontation.

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Are Emirati Armed Drones Supporting Ethiopia from an Eritrean Air Base?

Veröffentlicht: Freitag, 27. November 2020 Geschrieben von www.bellingcat.com

The conflict broke out on November 4 when the country’s central government accused the region’s local authorities of holding “illegal” elections and seizing a military base. Thousands of civilians have fled to neigbouring Sudan as the federal army advances towards the regional capital of Mekelle.

Tigray politicians have claimed that they are under attack “on several fronts” — including neighbouring Eritrea, with which the region shares a long border. As Regional President Debretsion Gebremichael recently told Reuters, “our country is attacking us with a foreign country, Eritrea. Treason!”

Getachew Reda, a senior advisor to Gebremichael, made more detailed claims about the use of drones:

Secret UN report reveals fears of long and bitter war in Ethiopia

Veröffentlicht: Sonntag, 22. November 2020 Geschrieben von the guardian

Confidential papers warn that, despite talk of success, army faces heavy resistance and regional stability is at risk