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Media Monitoring: Jan 10th-Jan 17th


Al Jazeera, January 15th, 2022

UN says at least 108 civilians killed in Tigray since new year began as it warns aid distributions at an all-time low.

Geoffrey York, January 15th, 2022, The Globe and Mail

Drone strikes on non-military targets could qualify as war crime, human-rights officials charge.



CBC, January 16th, 2022

Ethiopian-Canadians have been painfully watching from afar as Ethiopia’s deadly conflict in the Tigray region between government forces and rebels, leaving thousands dead and more at risk of starvation.

Helina Selemon, January 16th, 2022, The Associated Press

Thousands of miles away from the war in Ethiopia, the ethnic cracks have started to show in an Ethiopian church in Ohio, in a lawsuit between trustees and clergy.



Al Jazeera, January 12th, 2022

Tigray is under what the UN calls a de facto blockade that is preventing medicine and food from reaching millions.



Al Jazeera, January 13th, 2022

The war in Tigray has sparked calls to strip Abiy of the Nobel Prize, but it’s not possible under the award’s statutes.

Nicholas Bariyo, January 13th, 2022, The Wall Street Journal

In a sharp reversal of fortunes over just a few weeks, Ethiopian government forces have repelled rebel fighters who had appeared poised to seize the country's capital, Addis Ababa, and threaten the government.

Jan M Olsen, January 13th, 2022, The Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, on Thursday issued a very rare admonition to the 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, over the war and humanitarian crisis in his country’s Tigray region.


Humanitarian Aid

Doctors at Tigray’s main hospital are urging the Ethiopian government to allow supplies of insulin to be airlifted into the region, warning that their stocks will run out within a week and that patients with type 1 diabetes are “at serious risk of death”.

UN News, January 14th, 2022

Aid and food distribution operations in northern Ethiopia are about “to grind to a halt” amid ongoing fighting, bloodshed and a lack of funding that is making humanitarian access impossible, the UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Friday.

Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab, January 16th, 2022, Forbes

The conflict in Ethiopia continues to take new victims. Shortly after it began on November 4, 2020, evidence of mass killings of several hundred people in the western Tigray town of Mai Kadra, started to emerge.



Elizabeth Culliford, January 13th, 2022, Reuters

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Facebook owner Meta Platforms said on Thursday it would "assess the feasibility" of commissioning an independent human rights assessment into its work in Ethiopia, after its oversight board recommended a review of how Facebook and Instagram have been used to spread content that heightens the risk of violence there.

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