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ADDIS ABABA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Ethiopia conducted an air strike on Sunday in the western part of the Tigray region that hit a training site of the rebellious Tigrayan forces and an arms depot, government spokesperson Legesse Tulu told Reuters. It was not immediately possible to verify the claim as communications are down throughout most of war-hit Tigray. TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda told Reuters he had no information about any strike on Sunday and would seek to verify the report with his colleagues. Mai Aini and Adi Harush Refugee Camps, which host thousands of Eritrean refugees, are both in the vicinity of Mai Tsebri. Tulu said that the refugee camps were not affected by the strike.
Persons: Legesse, Tsebri, Getachew Reda, Mai Aini, Mai Tsebri, Maggie Fick, Hugh Lawson, Raissa Organizations: Reuters, Adi, Ethiopia’s Administration, Refugee, Returnee Affairs, United Nations, Refugees, Addis, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Adi Harush, Mai, Addis Ababa
REUTERS/Baz RatnerSummary Thousands of Eritrean refugees caught in north Ethiopian warRefugees distrusted and abused by both sides' fighters'Clear war crimes' committed, says rights groupNAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees live in Tigray, a mountainous and poor province of about 5 million people. Tigrayan forces marched fleeing refugees back to Hitsats, shooting some stragglers, refugees reported to HRW. In the northernmost camp, Shimelba, Eritrean forces killed at least one refugee, raped at least four others and killed local residents, HRW said. Tigrayan forces took over those camps in June and refugees have reported killings and looting.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Tigrayans, Laetitia Bader, Horn, Getachew Reda, PEOPLE, HRW, Tigrayan, Ziban, Adi Harush, Mai Aini, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, Refugees, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Human Rights Watch, Reuters, International, UNHCR, United Nations, HRW, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Sudan, NAIROBI, Ethiopia’s, of Africa, Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hitsats, Hitsats camp’s, Zelasle, Shimelba, Mai
Residents walk past Adi Harush Refugee camp in Mai Tsberi town in Tigray Region, Ethiopia, June 26, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, Aug 4 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), said on Wednesday during a visit to Ethiopia that she had raised her concerns about "dehumanising rhetoric" with authorities, amid war in the country's northern Tigray region. Her visit to the country, and to neighbouring Sudan, this week follows warnings from U.S. President Joe Biden's administration of punitive measures against the Ethiopian government if aid is unable to reach the Tigray region. read more"Dehumanising rhetoric hardens tensions and can historically accompany ethnically-motivated atrocities," Power said, adding she had delivered that message in a meeting with the country's Minister of Peace. War broke out in November between federal troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party that controls Tigray.
Persons: Adi Harush, Samantha Power, Joe Biden's, Power, Abiy Ahmed’s, Maggie Fick, Chris Reese, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Tiksa, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA, U.S . Agency for International Development, USAID, Ethiopian, country's, of, Thomson Locations: Mai Tsberi, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's, Sudan
Eritrean Refugees protest in-front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices to condemn the attacks on the refugees in Hitsats and Shimelba camps during the fight between Ethiopia’s National Defence Force and Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 29, 2021. The agency said it lost access to the camps on July 14. read moreThe United States said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned about the fate of Eritrean refugees in Tigray. The refugee camps, which have existed for years and house Eritreans who have fled repression in their home country, were caught up in violence that now threatens to escalate. Demonstrators on Tuesday held a banner reading "Protect the rights of Eritrean refugees". She said she fled to safety in Addis Ababa from Hitsats, another refugee camp in Tigray, in January, but did not know where her husband was.
Persons: Mai Aini, Adi Harush, Hermon Hailu, Eritreans, Medihn Mehari, Ayenat Mersie, Giulia Paravicini, Maggie Fick, Joe Bavier Organizations: United Nations, Refugees, Ethiopia’s National Defence Force, Tigray People Liberation, REUTERS, UNHCR, Reuters, Ethiopian, Mekelle, Thomson Locations: UNHCR, Hitsats, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, States, Nairobi, Olbia, Italy
A bus carrying displaced people arrives at the Tsehaye primary school, which was turned into a temporary shelter for people displaced by conflict, in the town of Shire, Tigray region, Ethiopia, March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File PhotoGENEVA, July 27 (Reuters) - Some 24,000 Eritrean refugee are trapped in two camps in Ethiopia's Tigray region, cut off from humanitarian aid and where food rations may have run out, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. "The last food distribution to the two refugee camps was done during the month of June, the ration supplies then were only enough for 30 days," Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a Geneva news briefing. "There is a real danger of hunger among these refugees if supplies do not resume as they may have already run out of food supplies that were given to them," he said. Conflict broke out between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in November.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Mai Aini, Adi Harush, Babar Baloch, Baloch, Stephanie Nebehay, Giles Elgood Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, Refugees, UNHCR, World Health Organization, Ethiopian, Mekelle, Thomson Locations: Shire, Tigray, Ethiopia, GENEVA, Ethiopia's Tigray, Geneva, Mekelle
July 27 (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned about reported attacks against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray region, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday, calling for the intimidation and attacks to stop. "We are deeply concerned about credible reports of attacks by military forces affiliated with the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Tigrayan militias against Eritrean refugees in the Tigray region," State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter told reporters. Fighting first broke out in Tigray in November when the government accused the TPLF of attacking military bases across the region - an accusation the group denied. The government declared victory three weeks later when it took the regional capital Mekelle, but the TPLF kept fighting and has since retaken most of Tigray. Ethiopian troops withdrew from most of Tigray in late June when the TPLF retook Mekelle.
Persons: Jalina Porter, Mai Aini, Adi Harush, Porter, Doyinsola Oladipo, Daphne Psaledakis, David Brunnstrom, Dan Grebler Organizations: U.S . State Department, Department, UNHCR, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Mekelle, Thomson Locations: United States, Ethiopia's Tigray, U.S, Tigray, Ethiopia, UNHCR, Mekelle
A spokesman for the Amhara regional government also said the authorities there were rallying their own forces for a counter-attack against Tigrayan forces. "The regional government has now transitioned from defensive to offensive," Amhara spokesperson Gizachew Muluneh was quoted as saying by the region's state-run Amhara Media Corporation. "Amhara militia and special forces have been systematically trying to defend but now our patience has run out and as of today we have opened an offensive attack." On Tuesday the National Movement of Amhara, a major regional political party, called on irregular volunteer militia - known as Fano - to mobilise. One refugee from Adi Harush camp told Reuters Tigrayan militia were searching refugees' homes and confiscating cell phones.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Gizachew Muluneh, Tigrayans, Mai Tsebri, Getachew Reda, Getachew, Adi Harush, TPLF's Getachew, Tesfahun Gobezay, Dawit Endeshaw, Katharine Houreld, George Obulutsa, Toby Chopra, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Tigrayan, Amhara, Amhara Media Corporation, National Movement of Amhara, Alamata, Reuters, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Tigray, Amhara, Fano, Western Tigray, Mekelle, Ethiopia, Mai, Adi, Nairobi
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