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Media Monitoring: Jan 25th-Feb 1st

United Nations

Associated Press, February 1st, 2022

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made “the strongest possible appeal” to all combatants in Ethiopia on Tuesday to observe the Olympic Truce and halt hostilities.


 

Drought

Associated Press, February 1st, 2022

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The children walk among carcasses of animals dead from hunger and exhaustion, a stark image of the drought threatening millions of people in the Horn of Africa.


 

Conflict

Gianluca Mezzofiore & Katie Polglase, January 31st, 2022, CNN

Yohannes and Gebremeskel knew it would be freezing cold inside the bulk cargo area of the Airbus A350 plane on the long flight from Ethiopia's capital to Belgium.


Cara Anna, January 27th, 2022, Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nearly 1,500 people died of malnutrition in just part of Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray region over a four-month period last year, including more than 350 young children, a new report by the region’s health bureau says. It cites more than 5,000 blockade-related deaths in all from hunger and disease in the largest official death toll yet associated with the country’s war.


Peter Mwai, January 30th, 2022, BBC

Dozens of people have been killed in airstrikes in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray in recent months.


 

Politics

Associated Press, January 30th, 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has traveled to the United Arab Emirates on a state visit amid his country’s ongoing war against Tigray rebels.


Reuters, January 26th, 2022

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's cabinet on Wednesday approved the lifting of a six-month state of emergency ahead of its expiration in light of changing security conditions in the country, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office said in a statement.


 

Famine

Lizzy Davies, January 28th, 2022, The Guardian

At least 2 million people in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray are suffering from an extreme lack of food, with the 15-month conflict between rebel and government forces pushing families to the brink, the UN’s emergency food agency has found.


Thomson Reuters, January 28th, 2022, CBC

Fifteen months of war have left nearly 40 percent of the people in Ethiopia's Tigray region without enough food as aid groups struggle to reach cut-off areas, the World Food Program (WFP) said on Friday.


Al Jazeera, January 28th, 2022

Almost 40 percent of people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are suffering “an extreme lack of food” following 15 months of fighting, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said, also sounding the alarm about rising hunger in neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions.


GIULIA PARAVICINI, January 28th, 2022 The Globe and Mail

Fifteen months of war have left nearly 40 per cent of the people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region without enough food as aid groups struggle to reach cut-off areas, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.


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