Humanitarian situation in Tigray (26 January 2023)

Dear reader, A team of eleven researchers, coordinated by the Geography and Environmental Studies department at Mekelle University, have conducted a thorough investigation of the effects of the Tigray War in ten villages in Dogu'a Tembien. The inquiry comprised in-depth group interviews, repeated photography, and field observations. The amount of data gathered is enormous, and... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (19 December 2022)

In  this 50th digest, we will again address the catastrophic humanitarian situation despite the Tigray deal (section 1), including some testimonies from the ground (section 2). Further, the murders and other human rights infringements at Ethiopian universities made headlines over the last weeks (section 3). Yet, the Ethiopian government tries to establish smokescreens of normality (section 4), but in Tigray the 2022 cropping season... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (08 November 2022)

This digest is largely echoing the Pretoria ceasefire agreement (section 1) between the Ethiopian government and TPLF on 2 November. The context is that the Tigray population has been decimated – literally, between 5 and 10% has been killed through direct murder and starvation; a collective punishment organised by Ethiopian, Eritrean and Amhara governments. The survivors... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (26 October 2022)

Dear reader, At least, after two years of war, there are now peace talks ongoing in South Africa (section 1). Further, this Digest addresses the Tigray death toll (section 2), and Ireland’s strong stance in international diplomacy (section 3). There is also the announcement of a webinar “Healthcare in war-torn Tigray” (section 4). Humanitarian air and road access to Tigray was halted due... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (18 October 2022)

"Calls" from every corner for an immediate cessation of hostilities, withdrawal of Eritrean troops, unfettered access, talks, etc. etc. But who can really believe that Abiy and even more Isayas would listen to simple calls without any concrete action to impose them practically? René Lefort on Twitter(journalist at Le Monde, retired) Dear reader, In this Tigray... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (25 August 2022)

Journalist and opinion maker Tsedale Lemma: “Whether the conflict spreads or not, things can hardly get any worse for Tigrayan civilians. Whether they die of a bullet or of a siege...” in The New York Times: Fighting Erupts in Northern Ethiopia, Shattering Cease-Fire! Dear reader, Unfortunately, yesterday war has flared up at the Tigray border. At this stage, it is not sure... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (17 August 2022)

URGENT: The International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia has extended the deadline to submit information and documentation about alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international refugee law in Ethiopia committed since 3 November 2020. New Deadline - 21 August 2022. See: The format (Word version) may be downloaded from here; submission through the above OHCHR... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (05 July 2022)

Dear reader, In June, despite the black-out imposed by Ethiopian authorities, determined international reporters could at last reach Tigray.  On July 2, ARTE TV broadcasted their documentary film: “Tigray: in the land of hunger”. You may watch it in French, or in German – parts are spoken in English and Tigrinya. ARTE has informed that “due to legal restrictions”,... Continue Reading →

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