A year of war in Tigray, but when will there be dialogue?

Is there enough will to force the pride of a few, to try and interrupt the drama that affects Ethiopia? Jan Nyssen & André Crismer, La Libre Belgique, 2 November 2021: Un an de guerre au Tigré, mais à quand le dialogue ? [in French] By André Crismer, general practitioner, member of the non-profit association... Continue Reading →

One year of war in Tigray: blockade, famine and counter-offensive

English translation of an article published on INFO (French): https://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_un-an-de-guerre-au-tigre-blocus-famine-et-contre-offensive?id=10871821 Daniel Fontaine | 2/11/2021 A year after the outbreak of war in Tigray, fear seems to have changed sides. Tigrayan fighters have regained control of most of their region and are now advancing to the south, and to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. On November 4,... Continue Reading →

In Tigray, a population dies and the world is silent

It has been almost a year since the armed conflict ravaging Tigray broke out. There are already thousands of deaths, two million exiles and millions of civilians in immediate need of humanitarian assistance. The international community can no longer remain silent. English translation of an op-ed article published on Le Soir: https://www.lesoir.be/401895/article/2021-10-21/au-tigre-un-peuple-meurt-et-le-monde-se-tait archived as https://archive.ph/FoeQS... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (12 October 2021)

Dear reader, Renewed warfare, ”all out war” seems real again, which will strongly add upon the suffering of the populations in and around Tigray. In this 33rd digest, we address in the first place hunger and starvation in Tigray (section 1). Directly related, we have published version 2.1 of the Tigray Atlas (section 2). The communication blackout makes that receiving news... Continue Reading →

Atrocities committed by Amhara soldiers in Tigray

Incoming images from the Ethiopian region show massacres of civilians. Panorama edited them into a video. English translation of an article published on Panorama (Italy): https://www.panorama.it/news/dal-mondo/tigray-eccidi-soldati-amhara (original comprises shocking video taken from cellphones of fallen Amhara soldiers) Elisabeth Burba | 30 September 2021 "Footage found in the cell phones of dead Amhara soldiers." With this... Continue Reading →

Unique pictures show the conditions in the Peace Prize laureate’s country

Children die of starvation. The doctors who are trying to save them are fainting from food shortages. English translation of an article published on Aftenposten (Norway): https://www.aftenposten.no/verden/i/x8O2mQ/unike-bilder-viser-forholdene-i-fredsprisvinnerens-land Gina Grieg Riisnæs | Journalist | 27 September 2021 On 4 November 2020, the war began in Tigray. Then Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed closed the internet in the region. ... Continue Reading →

UNHRC-EHRC joint investigation in contrast to ‘Tigray: Atlas of the Humanitarian Situation’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has delivered an update to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in the Tigray region and on progress made in the context of the joint UN and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission investigation. Strangely, we noted the presence of Ethiopia’s attorney general, who acts as a spokesperson... Continue Reading →

Seppe Deckers (KU Leuven) and Jan Nyssen (UGent) on food as a weapon in Ethiopia

'The famine in Tigray is due to themselves, that’s the reasoning' English translation of an article published in MO* (Belgium): https://www.mo.be/interview/die-hongersnood-heeft-tigray-zelf-gezocht-de-redenering Erik Raspoet . August 14, 2021 Tiebei Negash covers mouth and nose to avoid the smell of rotting bodies in her village Shiw’ate Higum, Tigray, 10 July 2021. ©Reuters / Giulia Paravicini They share... Continue Reading →

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