The Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Brussels confirmed on 2 June 2021 that it has opened a file on various war crimes and crimes against humanity in Tigray, Ethiopia. Several Belgian victims of the war in northern Ethiopia had submitted testimonies to the Prosecutor’s Office. Their relatives were executed and property looted.
Government troops, backed by those from neighbouring Eritrea, have been involved in battle with the region’s now-ousted ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), since November, precipitating a humanitarian crisis.
As Policymakers Raise Alarm about Tigray Crisis, More Action is Needed (Council on Foreign Relations)
June 16, 2021 2:13 pm (EST)
As the horrific suffering in Ethiopia’s Tigray region continues, the United States and other members of the international community are sounding ever more urgent alarms.
It is now indisputable that the outbreak of war in Tigray, a region in northern Ethiopia, in November 2020 has resulted in widespread conflict-related sexual violence. In mid-April, the top public health official in the interim government in Tigray (a body established by the federal government) told Reuters that there have been more than 820 reported cases of sexual violence registered across five hospitals since the start of conflict. This health official further asserted that women are being subjected to “sexual slavery.” There are now assertions that the sexual violence in Tigray constitutes “genocidal rape.”
The United Kingdom’s permanent representative to the United Nations has warned famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and the country’s north.
NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) – Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are expected to “definitely leave soon,” Ethiopia’s U.N. envoy said after a top U.N. official told the Security Council on Tuesday that Eritrea’s soldiers were using starvation as a weapon of war.
Alarming new data shows a growing hunger emergency in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where violent conflict has raged since November 2020, creating a humanitarian crisis affecting millions of children and families.
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Canada will finance investigation in Tigray after reports of massacres by Ethiopian, Eritrean soldiers (The Globe And Mail)
Canada will finance investigation in Tigray after reports of massacres by Ethiopian, Eritrean soldiers
The Canadian government is helping finance a formal investigation of widely reported atrocities in Ethiopia’s war in Tigray, but it says it hasn’t decided yet whether to join the United States in imposing sanctions on Ethiopia and Eritrea for their conduct in the war.
In November 2020, two months after Ethiopia’s Tigray region held elections in defiance of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed order postponing them, Ethiopian forces invaded the restive province, engaging in widespread human rights abuses and collective punishment. Eritrean forces too joined in the slaughter, the true extent of which has only slowly become known as both Ethiopia and Eritrea have sought to keep independent observers and journalists out of the region.
Alex de Waal on Ethiopia’s new famine
— Tim Vanden Bempt (@tvbempt) June 14, 2021
Concerns and condemnations are killing Letebirhan, Adan and tens of thousands other children in #Tigray.
They need action to be taken to end hostilities and to ensure that aid is not blocked from reaching them.
— Tim Vanden Bempt (@tvbempt) June 13, 2021
— Rome — Pope Francis warned of a “grave humanitarian crisis” in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, as famine has struck the area after months of fighting between government forces, aided by Eritrea, and local rebels.
“I am especially close to the population of the Tigray region in Ethiopia, struck by a grave humanitarian crisis that could expose the poorest people to famine,” the Pope said, inviting the faithful to “pray together that the violence may cease immediately, that food and health assistance may be guaranteed to everyone, and that social harmony may be restored as soon as possible.”
ልዕሊ 42 ቶን ኬሚካል ዌፐን ናብ ትግራይ ሓዱሽ ውሳነ G7 ኣብ ጉዳይ ትግራይ፣ መስተንክራዊ ዓወታት ሰራዊት ትግራይ፣ 2ይ ክፋል ሸሊኹ ዝውጸ ሚስጥረ ብልጽና
ሰበር ዜና ዓወት ዕሱብ ሰራዊት ኢሳያስ ካብ ኣዲ ዳዕሮ ፣ ኣዲ ሀገራይን ኣዲ ጎሹን ተጸራሪጉ ወጽዩ!! ዜና ዓወታት ዓዲ ዓሕፈሮም. (Microphone media)
ጉጅለ ሃገራት-7 (ጂ7)፡ ኣብታ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ከባቢ 350,000 ህዝቢ ኣብ ኩነታት ዓጸቦ ከም ዝርከቡ ዝገለጸላ ክልል ትግራይ ንዝነጥፉ ሰራሕተኛታት ረድኤት ገደብ ዘይብሉ መገዲ ክኽፈት ጸዊዑ።