TIGRAY REGION: Need for urgent measures to ensure the safety and security of civilians

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A mother in Mekele receives help from volunteers at a distribution centre on June 22

"The arrests of Tigray ethnic origin in Addis Ababa, suspected of connection with the ongoing situation in the region, can aggravate the public's concerns on risk of ethnic profiling." EHRC

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) expresses deep concern for the situation of civilians in Tigray Region following the announcement of a ceasefire by the government on June 28, 2021 and interruption of communication services; and urges for measures to be taken urgently to ensure their safety and security. In addition to restoring basic social services, transparency and clarity on the current security and humanitarian situation in the region is a crucial immediate step in this regard as it would allow sufficient understanding of the existing gaps and enable coordinated action of relevant authorities.

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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) announced the appointment of the Deputy Chief Commissioner, Rakeb Messele Aberra

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Appointed also Three Commissioners for Human Rights Thematic Areas

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Deputy Chief Commissioner, as well as Commissioners for the Rights of Women and Children, Disability Rights, Rights of Older Persons, and Civil and Political Rights during a special session of the House of Peoples’ Representatives on June 25, 2021.

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Abiy: Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from border

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Eritrean troops

“The Ethiopian National Defence Forces will take over guarding the border areas effective immediately” PM Abiy Ahmed

March 26th, 2021 (EZ) - A statement from the office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday said Eritrea has agreed to pull out its forces from Ethiopian territories along the border.

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U.N. Human Rights and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission to conduct a joint investigation alleged human rights abuses in Tigray

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The deployment will start as soon as possible for an initial period of three months

ADDIS ABABA, March 25, 2021 (EZ) - The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) disclosed today, that it had reached an agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to conduct a joint investigation in Tigray, where alleged human rights abuses committed. The deployment will start as soon as possible for an initial period of three months.

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WHO director-general works as TPLF diplomat

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Tedros Adhanom

Ethiopia accuses Tedros Adhanom of soliciting diplomatic, military support for Tigray People's Liberation Front

Seleshi Tessema (AA)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom has been “fully engaged in soliciting diplomatic and military support” for the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in many parts of the world, a top official said Monday.

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BENISHANGUL-GUMUZ REGION: Swift Coordinated Action Important to Improve Safety and Security

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Daniel Bekele

“The unrelenting pace of attacks on civilians in Benishangul-Gumuz calls for higher vigilance and a more coordinated action between regional and federal security forces.” Commissioner Daniel Bekele

(EZ) The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) urged the federal and regional security and judicial authorities to work together, to redesign a regional security strategy that can put a final stop to civilians attack in Benishangul Gumuz region.

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The Ethiopian government asked the international community to condemn TPLF

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Office of the Prime Minister

The heinous and reprehensible massacre committed against innocent civilians in Mykadra by TPLF is clearly a grave violation of the most basic norms of international law.

(EZ) The Ethiopian government said the international community should support the Federal Government in its efforts bring the perpetrators of such gruesome crimes to justice, on a press release today. The horrendous attacks against civilians perpetrated by TPLF is an abominable transgression that the international community needs to not only take note of, but also condemn in the strongest terms possible.

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Tigray forces target airports, threaten Eritrea

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Amhara Special Force patrols

Rockets strike two airports in Ethiopia’s Amhara state bordering the Tigray region, raising fears of the conflict escalating.

(Aljazeera) Leaders of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region on Saturday claimed rocket attacks on two airports in a nearby region and threatened to strike neighbouring Eritrea, raising fears that the escalating conflict could spread.

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