Daily Archives: July 1, 2020

An Unnecessary Burden: Forced Evictions and Covid-19 (Briefing Note July 2020)

Covid-19 is a public health crisis that for many vulnerable people in East Africa, is made worse by the threat of forced eviction. Forced evictions impact many vulnerable communities particularly Displacement Affected Communities (DACs) whom are particularly at risk. Even

Disasters meet political unrest, displacing millions in East Africa

An unprecedented overlap of natural and man-made disasters are plaguing the Greater Horn of Africa region. We have seen one million displacements in two months, communal tensions reignited, and pre-existing vulnerabilities exacerbated. In recent weeks, our news channels have been

Ethiopia: 7 killed, 94 injured protesting the murder of famous political singer

ADDIS ABABA, Demonstrations have broken out in parts of Ethiopia following the shooting dead of musician Hachalu Hundessa, well known for his political songs. Seven have died during the spontaneous protests, medics said. Hachalu’s songs often focused on the rights

UNODC and GIZ to continue countering trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in the Horn of Africa

Nairobi (Kenya), he United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) recently signed a funding agreement to the value of EUR 6,5 million for UNODC to continue as implementing partner of the second

Rights Groups Call for Swift Response to Ethiopian Singer’s Death

WASHINGTON – As anger boils over among Ethiopia’s Oromo population after the killing of a revered singer, analysts and activists say swift action and transparency by the government are necessary to avoid further bloodshed. Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead in