Daily Archives: November 11, 2020

Ethiopia: Risk of wider humanitarian emergency as fighting breaks out in the north of the country

In early November, escalating tensions between the national government in Addis Ababa and the northern region of Tigray boiled over into armed clashes. While a telecommunications blackout makes it difficult to fully assess humanitarian needs, ICRC’s teams in Addis Ababa Mekelle, the

Atrocity Alert No. 228: Ethiopia, China and Mozambique

On 4 November Ethiopia’s federal government launched a military offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party in the northern Tigray region. Hundreds of people have been killed in the resulting fighting. Critical humanitarian aid is struggling

Ethiopia: Tigray Region Humanitarian Update – Situation Report No. 2 (11 November 2020)

This report is produced by OCHA Ethiopia and covers the period from 7 November to 11 November 2020. The next report will be issued in due course. HIGHLIGHTS Telephone lines remain cut making information flow and corroboration of media reports

Transitional Administration to Set up in Rescued Areas of Tigray: Defense Minister

Addis Ababa  Transitional administration will be formed in parts of the Tigray Regional State that have been set free from the extremist group of TPLF, Defense Minister Kenea Yadeta said. Defense Minister Kenea Yadeta today gave a presser on the

National Committee Formed to Mobilize Resources in Support of Military Operation

Addis Ababa  The Ministry of Peace has announced the establishment a national committee that mobilizes resources to support the Ethiopian National Defense Force which has been conducting a military operation in Tigray to enforce rule of law. Speaking at a

Ethiopia COVID-19 Cases Surpass 100,000

Addis Ababa  Ethiopia on Wednesday confirmed that COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed 100,000 in the country amid steady raise in recoveries. Ministry of Health revealed that to date the total confirmed tally of Coronavirus cases in Ethiopia hit 100,327. It

Israeli Experts to Train over 300 Personnel on How to Fight Locust in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa   Six Israeli locust experts have arrived in Ethiopia with 27 surveying drones, 2 generators and many spray materials to train over 300 Ethiopians on how to fight locust infestations, Ministry of Agriculture disclosed. In a media briefing

TPLF Kidnapped Many Inhabitants:Residents of Liberated Dansha Town

Addis Ababa  Dwellers of Dansha town recently freed from the TPLF junta disclosed that the group has kidnapped many inhabitants of the town whose whereabouts is not yet known. Residents of the town and surroundings have been expressing their happiness