Humanitarian situation in Tigray (05 January 2022)

Dear reader, First of all, our best wishes for 2022 and ርሑስ በዓል ልደት – may we soon see peace in Tigray and Ethiopia as a whole! In this digest, we address the ongoing extreme famine and starvation in Tigray (section 1) and the new edition of the “Tigray: Atlas of the Humanitarian Situation” (section 2). On the diplomatic front, the... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (23 July 2021)

Dear friends, This 29th digest focuses on some news from Tigray despite the near-total blackout (section 1), the situation at Mekelle University (section 2), the dire conditions of Western Tigray (section 3). We use the German case, as an example to mention the diplomatic efforts (section 4), and further include links to some major press articles (section 5) and opinion pieces... Continue Reading →

Report: “Tigray (Ethiopia) residents are deliberately starved on a large scale as a weapon of war”

English translation of the article published on vrt NWS (Dutch), 06 April 2021: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2021/04/06/rapport-in-tigray-ethiopie-worden-de-burgers-bewust-uitgehon/ The inhabitants of Tigray, a region in northern Ethiopia, are starving and circumstantial evidence suggests that this is done consciously and on a large scale. This is stated in a report published today by the World Peace Foundation, a research group... Continue Reading →

The civil war in Tigray is becoming more and more like the Rwandan genocide

English translation of the article published on Trouw (The Netherlands): https://www.trouw.nl/verdieping/de-burgeroorlog-in-tigray-begint-steeds-meer-te-lijken-op-de-rwandese-genocide~bfbd8370/   A year after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he is also held responsible for heinous war crimes in the renegade Tigray region. ‘He could even be complicit in genocide.’ Erik van Zwam 23 March 2021, 8:50 Some reports from... Continue Reading →

Follow-up (20 March 2021) regarding the appeal on humanitarian disaster in north Ethiopia

Cluster bombing in the surroundings of Samre Dear friend, As a signatory of the Appeal by concerned scientists and development professionals, we continue updating you on the humanitarian situation in Tigray. This update addresses the announced Human Rights mission to Tigray (section 1), the dire health situation (section 2), the situation of education and the re-appearance of Prof.... Continue Reading →

The Genocidal war on Tigray: an opinion by Prof. Dr. Kjetil Tronvoll

Note: This is an opinion piece directly published from twitter thread (Feb 27, 2021): https://twitter.com/KjetilTronvoll/status/1365731886614671363 "As a professor of human rights, one should be very careful to use the term genocide, the most serious international crime existing." Professor Kjetil Tronvoll is professor of peace and conflict studies at Bjørknes College in Oslo and has researched Ethiopia... Continue Reading →

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