Urgent call to protect and save Eritrean refugees in the Tigray Region and other Parts of Ethiopia from abduction, killing, and forced repatriation to the war zone

Veröffentlicht: Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2020 Geschrieben von Eritrean National Forces

 

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December 16, 2020

Mr. Filippo Grandi
High Commissioner
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,

Geneva, Switzerland


Subject: Urgent call to protect and save Eritrean refugees in the Tigray Region and other Parts of Ethiopia from abduction, killing, and forced repatriation to the war zone

On behalf of the undersigned Eritrean Political Forces (EPF), we are writing this open letter to you to express our grave concerns about the physical security, dignity and the wellbeing of Eritrean refugees and asylum-seekers in the Tigray region and other parts of Ethiopia.

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Fleeing Ethiopians Tell of Ethnic Massacres in Tigray War

Veröffentlicht: Freitag, 11. Dezember 2020 Geschrieben von nytimes.com
 
 
 
 
Ethiopian refugees sharing a shelter in Hamdayet, Sudan, the first stop for new arrivals after crossing the border from Ethiopia.
Ethiopian refugees sharing a shelter in Hamdayet, Sudan, the first stop for new arrivals after crossing the border from Ethiopia.

Fleeing Ethiopians Tell of Ethnic Massacres in Tigray War

Tens of thousands have sought safety in Sudan, where they gave accounts to Times journalists of a devastating and complex conflict that threatens Ethiopia’s stability.

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Jawar Mohammed: The war in Tigray is a result of Ethiopia’s mismanaged transition

Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 03. Dezember 2020 Geschrieben von www.awashpost.com

Ethiopia is back in the global spotlight once again with the outbreak of the war in Tigray. I am saddened but not surprised. For anyone with a cursory understanding of the fragility of Ethiopia’s transitional politics, the escalation of Bildschirmfoto_2020-12-03_um_08.48.10.pngtensions between the federal government and the Tigray state into a full-blown military conflict does not come as a surprise. The tell-tale signs were there for everyone to see as the warring parties openly prepared their respective forces for the eventuality of an all-out armed confrontation.

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Are Emirati Armed Drones Supporting Ethiopia from an Eritrean Air Base?

Veröffentlicht: Freitag, 27. November 2020 Geschrieben von www.bellingcat.com

The conflict broke out on November 4 when the country’s central government accused the region’s local authorities of holding “illegal” elections and seizing a military base. Thousands of civilians have fled to neigbouring Sudan as the federal army advances towards the regional capital of Mekelle.

Tigray politicians have claimed that they are under attack “on several fronts” — including neighbouring Eritrea, with which the region shares a long border. As Regional President Debretsion Gebremichael recently told Reuters, “our country is attacking us with a foreign country, Eritrea. Treason!”

Getachew Reda, a senior advisor to Gebremichael, made more detailed claims about the use of drones:

Secret UN report reveals fears of long and bitter war in Ethiopia

Veröffentlicht: Sonntag, 22. November 2020 Geschrieben von the guardian

Confidential papers warn that, despite talk of success, army faces heavy resistance and regional stability is at risk

Why Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki, the tactical authoritarian, might be president for life

Veröffentlicht: Dienstag, 10. November 2020 Geschrieben von https://qz.com/africa By Martin Plaut
By Martin Plaut

Senior Research Fellow, Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study

There are few leaders as enigmatic as Eritrea’s president, Isaias Afwerki.

In my book, Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State, I profile the president who led the country as it fought for its freedom from Ethiopia for 30 years, only to then turn on his own people.

Eritrea has been independent since 1993 but has no constitution and no parliament. No budget has ever been published. Elections have never been held and Isaias’s opponents languish in jail.

The president is a brooding, taciturn figure, who has dominated Eritrean politics since the 1970s.

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Ethiopian Forces Battle Tigrayans as Refugees Head to Sudan

Veröffentlicht: Mittwoch, 11. November 2020 Geschrieben von https://learningenglish.voanews.com
 Ethiopian government troops were reported to have captured an airport in northern Ethiopia from Tigrayan forces on Tuesday.

State media said federal forces had captured the airport, near the border with Sudan and Eritrea, as well as a road leading from the town of Humera. Reuters news agency says information from the area was difficult to confirm because all communications are cut.

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) governs Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, which is home to 5 million people. The TPLF did not comment on the reports.

Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered airstrikes and sent troops into Tigray. He had earlier accused the TPLF of attacking a federal military base.

Tigrayans say Abiy’s government oppresses and discriminates against them.

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Debretsion : “We are getting positive response from the people of Eritrea”

Veröffentlicht: Montag, 09. November 2020 Geschrieben von borkena.com

Dimtsi Woyane report published on YouTube channel cited Debretsion as saying that Tigray is getting positive support from Eritrea.

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Debretsion Gebremichael giving press statement about three days ago. (Photo : screenshot from Demtsi Woyane video)

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