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Media Roll-up: August 22nd-29th

United Nations

Catastrophe ‘unfolding before our eyes’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray region – UN chief

UN News, August 26th, 2021

“A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes”, António Guterres warned. “The unity of Ethiopia and the stability of the region are at stake”, he added calling for an immediate ceasefire and the launch of national political dialogue.

U.N. chief says social fabric of Ethiopia being torn apart

Reuters, August 27th, 2021

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council on Thursday that a conflict in Ethiopia has spread beyond the northern Tigray region and "a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes."

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UN chief says ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ unfolding in Ethiopia (Al Jazeera)


Tigrayan Forces

Tigray forces in Ethiopia support 'negotiated end' to war

Cara Anna, August 26th, 2021, Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Tigray forces in Ethiopia has expressed the commitment to a “negotiated end” to the nine-month war that has killed thousands and left nearly half a million people facing famine, while the United Nations secretary-general on Thursday warned “there is no military solution.”


United States

U.S. says war in Ethiopia's north could affect trade benefits

Reuters, August 26th, 2021

NAIROBI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's north could affect the country's trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the U.S. Trade Representative's Office said.

US sanctions Eritrean general over rights abuses in Ethiopia

Radmilla Suleymanova, August 23rd, 2021, Al Jazeera

The Treasury Department blacklisted General Filipos Woldeyohannes, the chief of staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. blacklists Eritrean official over human rights abuse in Ethiopia's Tigray (Reuters)

New US sanctions target Eritrea over Ethiopia's Tigray war (Associated Press)



‘My Blood Is Boiling’: War Fever Surges in Ethiopia as Its Civil War Spreads

Abdi Latif Dahir, August 25th, 2021, International New York Times

NAIROBI, Kenya — He swept to power preaching unity and hope, struck a landmark peace deal with the longtime foe Eritrea, released thousands of political prisoners, lifted restrictions on the press and promised to overturn decades of repressive authoritarian rule. For those accomplishments, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019.

Caught in the crossfire, Ethiopian minority flees to Sudan

Al Jazeera, August 22nd, 2021

Dragged into a conflict not of their making, members of Ethiopia’s Qemant ethnic group say their only choice was fleeing to Sudan – marking another bleak turn in a widening war.

US, EU warn of influx of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Al Jazeera, August 25th, 2021

The United States and European Union are raising alarm over the recent deployment of troops from Eritrea to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where nine months of war have killed thousands of people and sparked a worsening humanitarian crisis.


Humanitarian Aid


Addis Standard, August 28th, 2021

Addis Abeba, August 28/2021 – In the newest report on the humanitarian situation in the country, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) discussed the humanitarian situation in Afar, Amhara and Tigray regions.

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