House of Commons International Development Committee: The humanitarian situation in Tigray: Government Response to the Committee’s Tenth Report of Session 2019–21

First Special Report The International Development Committee published its Tenth Report of Session 2019–21, The humanitarian situation in Tigray (HC 1289) on 30 April 2021. The Government response was received on 1 July 2021 and is appended below. Appendix: Government Response Introduction The Government welcomes the International Development Committee’s (IDC) report “*The humanitarian situation in Tigray*” and […]

Ethiopia: Tigray: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (June 2021)

The conflict in Tigray took a sudden shift following a unilateral ceasefire announced by the federal government on 28 June. The ceasefire came after the Tigray interim administration, appointed by the federal government, called for a ceasefire so that a desperately needed aid can be delivered. Subsequently, Ethiopia National Defense Forces (ENDF) and Eritrea National Defense […]

Ethiopia: Vigil Insight Information Alert – Report 4: 16 July 2021

The Ethiopian government’s threatened offensive against TDF advances means their cease fire is in name only while a new statement claiming some aid groups are “arming” opposition forces further threatens the safety of aid operations. This document provides an analysis of the current situation within Ethiopia and the implications for aid agencies working there. SUMMARY […]

Ethiopia: media regulator suspends Addis Standard

The Ethiopian media regulator suspended the license of popular English-language online news website, the Addis Standard, on Thursday, 15 July, for allegedly “advancing the agenda of a terrorist group”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemned the suspension as a grave threat to media freedom and called on the Ethiopian authorities to revoke the decision. […]

Ethiopia: End arbitrary detentions of Tigrayans, activists and journalists in Addis Ababa and reveal whereabouts of unaccounted detainees

Police in Addis Ababa have arbitrarily arrested and detained dozens of Tigrayans without due process, following the recapture of the Tigray region’s capital, Mekelle, by forces from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that also calls itself Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) on 28 June, Amnesty International said today. The arrests appear to be ethnically motivated, […]

Ethiopia Commends IDA for its Support to COVID-19 Response Measures

(ENA) Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide participated in a virtually meeting that focused on generating support for the 20th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA). The main objective of the replenishment is to support Africa to have a resilient economy and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis as well as help the continent continue its […]