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The endless pain of T. from Tigray

Since this summer, T., a colleague of Joost Dessein, has been trapped in Ethiopia in appalling conditions. It raises the question as to whether Flemish[1] researchers should revise their long-standing collaboration with local universities. Joost Dessein | Associate Professor in Rural Sociology (Ghent University, Belgium), writing in his own name De Standaard (Belgium), Thursday, 4 […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (03 November 2021)

Dear friend, In these times when the Ethiopian “final offensive” against Tigray seems to have failed, there may be some hope for negotiations and lifting the siege on Tigray. People there live in famine conditions (section 2) and are far from recovering from the numerous massacres, many of which have even not been documented. We tried […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (12 September 2021)

Dear friend, This newsletter comes with a little bit of positive news: primary and secondary schools will reopen soon in Tigray (section 1). From our side, we published a new edition of the Tigray Atlas (section 2) and analysed the status of cropping in Tigray. The next harvest is anticipated to be “normal” on only 20%-50% of […]