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Recruits to join Ethiopia's Defense Force gather during the farewell ceremony at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, July 27 (Reuters) - Thousands of Ethiopian army recruits paraded in Addis Ababa on Tuesday to bid farewell before leaving for training, potential future participants in a bloody eight-month-old conflict in the north that continues to spread and intensify. Teku Shega said his father used to fight in the federal army, and he wants to pursue that heritage. Afar is home to the main highway and railway linking landlocked Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa with the sea port of Djibouti. Reporting by Addis Ababa newsroom, Writing by Giulia Paravicini, Editing by William MacleanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Kenea Yadeta, Adanech, Teku Shega, ENDF, Takele, , , Giulia Paravicini, William Maclean Organizations: Ethiopia's Defense Force, REUTERS, Tiksa, Ethiopian, Ethiopia's National Defence Force, National Army, Mekelle, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA, Meskel, Amhara, Oromiya, Tigray, Mekelle, Afar, Ethiopia's, Djibouti
US officials estimate that as many as 1.25 million people live in areas humanitarian workers cannot access. Between March 27 and May 5, the government, the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners provided food aid to more than 1.2 million people in 32 districts. Humanitarian workers say famine could have already arrived there and they would have no way of knowing. "We are seeing a trend towards more restricted humanitarian access in Tigray," a spokesperson told CNN. CNN reported Wednesday that Eritrean troops, in coordination with Ethiopian forces, had once more closed off key aid routes in central Tigray.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Stephane Dujarric, hadn't, we're, Thomas Thompson, Tigray's Abiy, Emily Dakin, Meskel Organizations: CNN, United Nations, Ethiopian, UN, Food Programme, Eritrean, Axum University, Referral Hospital, USAID, World Peace Foundation, Emergency, Tigray's, US Agency for International Development Locations: Tigray, Tigray's, Dujarric, Mekelle, Axum, Chila, Hawzen, Ethiopia, Samre, Mekele
CNN's efforts to reach Axum were thwarted by both Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers multiple times over several days. Ethiopian soldiers block CNN's path, threatening the team with detention. CNN was informed by aid agencies that they had also been turned back by Eritrean soldiers manning the same checkpoint. Ethiopian military sources in the region confirmed to CNN that Eritrean soldiers were in control of key checkpoints along the route to Axum. That report was corroborated by humanitarian workers in Tigray, who said they had "protection" issues around distributing aid in some areas as civilians were later robbed of the aid by Eritrean soldiers.
Persons: Biden, aren't, Abiy Ahmed, Antony Blinken, Ned Price, Blinken, Alex Platt, Mark Lowcock, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, gurney, Girmay, we're, Thomas Thompson, hadn't, Tigray's Abiy, Emily Dakin, Meskel, Hannibal, haltingly, Bethlehem, Gianluca Mezzofiore, Katie Polglase, Read Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Abiy, Ethiopian National Defence Force, Command, USAID, Eritrean Defence Forces, EDF, Sans Frontieres, Axum University, Referral Hospital, Referral, UN, Food, World Peace Foundation, Emergency, Tigray's, Axum Teaching Locations: Tigray, Tigray's, Mekelle, Axum, Africa, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Adigrat, Greenfield, Ethiopian, Chila, Hawzen, Samre, Mekele
(Reuters) - The European Union has suspended budget support for Ethiopia worth 88 million euros ($107 million) until humanitarian agencies are granted access to people in need of aid in the northern Tigray region. “We are ready to help, but unless there is access for humanitarian aid operators, the EU cannot disburse the planned budget support to the Ethiopian government,” Borrell said. Conflict erupted in Tigray on Nov. 4 between Ethiopian federal forces and the party ruling the northern region. Reuters reported in December that the EU was delaying budget support to Ethiopia over the Tigray crisis, according to internal documents. Sudan’s foreign ministry said this week that an Ethiopian military aircraft had crossed the border in a “dangerous and unjustified escalation”.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Abiy Ahmed, ” Borrell, Borrell, , Yemane Meskel, Sudan’s Organizations: Reuters, European Union, Ethiopian, United Nations, The United Nations, EU, UNHCR Locations: Ethiopia, Tigray, , Addis Ababa, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea
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