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HRW Urges Actions on Human Rights Violations in Amhara

HRW Urges Actions on Human Rights Violations in Amhara

HRW Urges Ethiopia's International Partners to Turn on their Eyes on Human Rights Violations in Amhara Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Ethiopia's international partners to stop turning a blind eye to the ongoing human rights violations in the Amhara region. In a recently released report, HRW has highlighted the serious and widespread abuses committed by government security forces, particularly in restricting access to health services. The report, which covers a period from August 2023 to May 2024, details how security forces have systematically targeted health facilities, preventing the people of the Amhara region from receiving essential medical care.…
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Fresh Conflict Erupts on Afar and Somali Border

Fresh Conflict Erupts on Afar and Somali Border

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) announced that a fresh conflict broke out in Afar and Somali border in Eastern part of Ethiopia. The commission said that its monitoring and concerned by reports of armed clashes, civilian casualties and displacement in areas bordering Afar and Somali regions after the recent ceasefire agreement between the two regions in April 2024. EHRC has been receiving complaints and reports of casualties, damage to private and public civilian property and other damages amid escalating tensions which have led to armed clashes in the areas since June 6, 2024. Administrative and security regional authorities that EHRC…
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Govt Pressures to Halt Human Rights Council Violations Probe

Govt Pressures to Halt Human Rights Council Violations Probe

Ethiopian Human Rights Defenders Center has called for an end to the harassment & arrest of artists The Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRC) stated that it is facing increasing violence and pressure from the government. In its announcement, the EHRC declared that the government's actions have reached a dangerous level, citing numerous incidents of surveillance, threats, and intimidation by government security personnel. The EHRC reported that security forces have been physically assaulting, insulting, harassing, and threatening their employees who are investigating human rights violations. Despite being legally registered for the past 32 years, the organization noted that security forces in…
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Ethiopian Army Accused of Killing 17 Civilians in Bahirdar

Ethiopian Army Accused of Killing 17 Civilians in Bahirdar

Amnesty International has released a damning report alleging that the Ethiopian Defense Forces perpetrated extrajudicial killings of civilians in Bahirdar, the capital of the Amhara region. The report sheds light on egregious human rights violations within the region. According to the report, Amnesty International has corroborated eyewitness testimonies confirming the deaths of more than 17 innocent individuals in the Abune Hara, Ledta, and Saba Tamit areas. The killings occurred three months following the onset of clashes between the Defense Forces and Fano militants in the Amhara region. The organization highlights the challenges in documenting these violations, attributing them to internet…
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Britain Grants $125 Million for Emergency Food Aid in Ethiopia

Britain Grants $125 Million for Emergency Food Aid in Ethiopia

The British Director of African Development visited Ethiopia for two days, expressing his support following the visit. The minister stated afterward that the number of Ethiopians facing serious food security issues would reach 10.8 million in the coming months. The $125 million grant aims to provide life-saving assistance to three million people. Urgent support will be extended to 75 health institutions to mitigate deaths caused by malnutrition and other essential resource shortages. The European Union provided 2.8 billion Birr in support to citizens displaced by drought and conflicts in Ethiopia one month ago. In Ethiopia, the number of citizens requiring…
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European Union grants €43 million to Ethiopia

European Union grants €43 million to Ethiopia

Displaced persons and host communities in Ethiopia to benefit from new 2.7 billion birrs support from European citizens. The European Union (EU) and its partners launched a three- year programme to provide sustainable support to displaced persons and their host communities in the Ethiopian regions of Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz and Tigray. The programme is coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and jointlyimplemented with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), theItalian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the Danish and Ethiopian Red Cross and t theUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The 43.5 Million Euro (2.7 Billion Birr)…
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Ethiopian Human Rights Council urges the government to stop kidnapping by militants

Ethiopian Human Rights Council urges the government to stop kidnapping by militants

The Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRC) has stated that the government didn’t pay attention to the kidnapping made by the militants. EHRC stated that in addition to Ethiopians, foreign nationals are also being kidnapped in the Oromia region. Attacks and obstructions by militants in various areas, especially in the Oromia region, neither the federal government nor the regional state governments have paid enough attention to EHRC in his statement. EHRC announced that the attacks being carried out by armed groups against citizens of the country as well as foreigners in various parts of the country are increasing. "The government's responsibility…
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Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia exceeds to 64 thousand

Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia exceeds to 64 thousand

Armed conflict in Sudan has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries. According to IOM Ethiopia, as of 11 July 2023, over 64,000 people have arrived in Ethiopia through multiple border crossing points in Amhara, Benishangul Gumz, and Gambella Regions. IOM has scaled up presence at border crossing points and it’s Migration Response Centre (MRC) in Metema, providing multi-sectorial assistance to arriving people, including health, water and sanitation, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), onward transportation, and tailored protection assistance. So far, citizens of 71 countries have been displaced from Sudan to Ethiopia and are entering…
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Ethiopia rejects human rights watch’s report

Ethiopia rejects human rights watch’s report

Ethiopia rejects human rights watch's report on human rights violations. Ethiopia rejected Human Rights Watch's report of human rights violations in Tigray region. The government has responded to a recent report by Human Rights Watch, saying that despite the signing of a peace agreement between the federal government and forces of Tigray, the crime of ethnic cleansing continues in the western areas of Tigray, and those who have committed human rights violations have not been held accountable for the atrocities. In response, the government criticized the report as a baseless report stating that significant human rights violations had been committed…
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ECSOC Calls for Aid resumption in Tigray Region

ECSOC Calls for Aid resumption in Tigray Region

The Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations Council (ECSOC) calls for resumption of humanitarian food support in Tigray Region. The World Food Programme (WFP) and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have decided to suspend the humanitarian food aid they have been providing to the Tigray region owing to the diversion of shipments to illicit sales in local markets rather than reaching the people in need. The ECSOC stated in its statement that, it understands WFP and USAID’s decisions and finds the temporary pause of such support to be sensible. The Council has also established the facts from different sources…
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