Norwegian Refugee Council’s compound in Hitsaats camp appears to have burned down and roofs of its structures substantially damaged
Buildings set up to serve refugees were among several destroyed in Ethiopia’s Tigray region according to satellite imagery received by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In addition to NRC facilities, a school and a health clinic were also damaged and burned down in Hitsaats and Shimelba refugee camps in recent weeks.
“We condemn the criminal destruction of our buildings and facilities that we set up to serve refugees in great need,” said Jan Egeland Secretary General of NRC. “This rampage of burning and looting by armed men deepens an already dire crisis for millions of people.”