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In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

New York Times | Abdi Latif Dahir | Tens of thousands of Christian refugees, fleeing the violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been given a warm welcome by the residents of a sleepy Sudanese town: “We are brothers.” HAMDAYET,…
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Refugee Camps in Ethiopia Appear to Have Been Systematically Destroyed

VICE | Satellite photos show military actors at the camps right after they were razed; the damage is far more extensive than previously reported. Two refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region were deliberately razed to the ground in attacks…
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Eritrean refugees caught in crossfire of Ethiopia’s Tigray war

AFP | They have survived gun battles, attempted abductions, attacks by angry militiamen and days-long treks to safety with nothing to eat but moringa leaves. Yet Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia fear their suffering may not be over, as Prime…
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Joint NGO Letter call for a Special Session on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ethiopia

28 January 2021 | OPEN LETTER | To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations,…
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Tigray crisis: Biden administration calls for Eritrea troops to withdraw

BBC | The US has called for the immediate withdrawal of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia's Tigray region. "Credible reports" had emerged of their involvement in human rights abuses, including sexual violence and looting, the state department said. This…
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Witnesses: Eritrean soldiers loot, kill in Ethiopia’s Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Eritrean soldiers’ pockets clinked with stolen jewelry. Warily, Zenebu watched them try on dresses and other clothing looted from homes in a town in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region. “They were focused…
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 People are dying of hunger” in Ethiopia — Tigray on the brink of humanitarian disaster

After two and a half months of conflict, NGOs still have very limited access to the region, where food and healthcare are deeply lacking for the 6 million inhabitants. Since the start of the conflict in Ethiopia between federal government…
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‘Extreme urgent need’: Starvation haunts Ethiopia’s Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after…