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Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Food Crises: Report & other topics – Daily Briefing (05 May 2021) (United Nations)
by Cameron Hudson
Sky News: Hundreds Executed in Tigray, Ethiopia | በመቶዎች የሚቆጠሩ በትግራይ ተረሸኑ
MARCH 05, 2021
RISCH, CARDIN, COLLEAGUES RE-INTRODUCE RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING PEACEFUL RESOLUTION TO CONFLICT IN TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today were joined by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) in re-introducing a bipartisan resolution calling on the government of Ethiopia, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, and other belligerents to cease all hostilities, protect human rights, allow unfettered humanitarian access, and cooperate with independent investigations of credible atrocity allegations pertaining to the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia
Catholic Herald: Bishop urges UK government to “redouble” assistance to the people of Tigray, Ethiopia
As opposition parties in Tigray warn of a “humanitarian disaster”, Bishop Paul Swarbrick has called on the UK government to increase its support for the people of the Ethiopian region.
In a letter to James Duddridge, the UK’s minister for Africa, the CBCEW’s lead bishop for Africa urged the government take action.
“With no peace in sight”, Swarbrick called on Duddridge to protect the most vulnerable in Tigray from the atrocities being committed.
“We are particularly concerned by the reports of widespread sexual violence and there is an urgent need to ensure protection of vulnerable groups, especially women and girls,” he wrote.
ELIAS G | 1/21/2021, midnight
Tigrayan New Yorkers continue to raise awareness about the silent genocide in Tigray, Ethiopia’s northernmost state that has been at war with the federal government of Ethiopia and the neighboring state of Eritrea, since Nov. 4, 2020.
On Jan. 4, 2021, concerned New Yorkers, led by members of the Tigray Community of New York, came together to protest against the ongoing war in Tigray. The protest was held in front of the United Nations building in Manhattan between the hours of 9 a.m. and .
“The protest is all about creating awareness and shedding light on the genocide happening in Tigray,” said Niat, a protest attendee.
The Chapel of the Tablet, St Mary of Zion, Aksum, in Tigray
REPORTS of a massacre of 750 people in the cathedral complex that reputedly houses the Ark of the Covenant have emerged from the Tigray region of Ethiopia.
Accounts have come from those who fled the town of Aksum and walked more than 200km to the regional capital, Mekelle.
The massacre was first reported in dispatches from the Belgium-based NGO European External Programme with Africa (EEPA). The area is sealed off to journalists, but many reports of massacres have nevertheless emerged, some of which have been documented by Amnesty International.
Ethiopia: Concerns grow over missing Catholic bishop, priests, religious and Salesian missionaries (ICN)
Concerns are growing over the safety of an Eastern rite Catholic bishop, his priests and religious, and a group of 25 Salesian missionaries.
Since the beginning of the fighting in the Tigray region on 4 November, there has been no reliable information about the fate of Catholic Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin, his priests and around one hundred Eastern religious from the Eparchy of Adigrat. Local sources have told Fides concern is growing over the complete silence on the fate of ‘Abune’ Tesfaselassie.
The only indirect communication that can be attributed to the Bishop is a letter to church staff dating back to 23 November in which he refers to the difficult humanitarian situation in Tigray, where medicines, food, fuel and all essentials are lacking.
Last week it was reported that 25 Salesian missionaries are also trapped without communications in the Tigray region. “The situation is very tense, anything can happen at any moment and we have no information because everything is cut off, both the internet and the telephone,” a Salesian from Addis Ababa told Fides.
He said the Salesians have four communities in Tigray and that “the last connection with one of the communities was ten days ago – with the others it was not possible – and they told us that essential goods were starting to run out, such as electricity. , petrol and food.”
New Abductions, Killings, and Property Looting Are Taking Place by the Eritrean Forces in the Erob/Irob Woreda of Tigray
New Territorial Occupations, Civilian Abductions, Killings, and Property Lootings Are Taking Place Once Again By The Eritrean Forces In The Erob/Irob Woreda of Tigray, Ethiopia. The Irob People Appeal That The United Nations Take Immediate Action And Stop Such Kind Of Illegal Land-Occupation, Human Rights Violation, And Ethnic Cleansing Targeting The Irob Minority Ethnic Group!
Isayas’s army is engaged in murdering and looting at Aiga, Dawhan and Alitena and other places in Irob. They killed the guard who worked for a technical school that was just finished built by a close friend after looting everything in there. They also abducted many people from Irob again. It has to be remembered that they took 100 people from Irob in 1998 and never returned them or gave a closure about their fate. How much does Tigray have to bleed at the hands of these fascists! (Source: Dade Desta FB)
TMH NEWS 12-09-20 on the current situations of war and ethnic cleansing in Tigray, Ethiopia
UN News and Press Release: Joint statement on the protection of children affected by the unfolding situation in the Tigray region, Ethiopia
Joint statement by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed conflict, Virginia Gamba and UN Special Representative on Violence against Children, Dr. Najat Maalla Mjid on the protection of children affected by the unfolding situation in the Tigray region, Ethiopia
New York, 8 December 2020 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Dr. Najat Maalla Mjid express their deep concern for the safety and protection of children affected by the unfolding situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and urge all parties to do everything possible to better protect children and all civilians, uphold human rights and ensure humanitarian access for the provision of much-needed assistance..