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EU’s Josep Borrell Urges Sanctions over Ethiopia Crisis

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 12, 2021

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday urged member states to consider imposing sanctions over the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray, as the bloc looks to increase aid deliveries to the region.

“We should be ready to use restrictive measures where we believe they are justified,” Borrell said after a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

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Tigray is plunging towards a cataclysmic humanitarian crisis as a brutal war between the government and rebels from the region has left hundreds of thousands of people facing famine.

Borrell said the EU wants to see a ceasefire declared by the government implemented on the ground, but warned that Tigray was instead being “cut off from the rest of the world.”

“The situation in the Tigray region has never been as bad,” Borrell said.

“In spite of the ceasefire announced by the government of Ethiopia, what we are seeing in Tigray, what we are afraid Tigray is going to suffer is a serious humanitarian crisis.”

Borrell said that Brussels was now looking to organize an “air bridge” to help bring aid to the region, but conceded it would not reach the vast number of people in need.

Tigray has been the scene of fighting since Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent the army in early November to topple dissident regional authorities.

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner accused them of orchestrating attacks on Ethiopian military bases.

After early successes and a premature declaration of victory, government forces were bogged down in a vicious and months-long battle with the Tigray Defense Forces, or TDF. The Ethiopian army was backed by troops from the neighboring Amhara region and the army of Eritrea, which borders Tigray.

In late June, the TDF recaptured the capital Mekele, which had held by the Ethiopian army since November 28.


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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 18, 2021


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የጦር ወንጀል | The European Union Says ‘Possible War Crimes’ In Ethiopia’s Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 15, 2021

The European Union’s Joseph Borrell Says ‘Possible War Crimes’ In Ethiopia’s Tigray

የአውሮፓው ህብረት ዮሴፍ ቦረል በኢትዮጵያ ትግራይ ውስጥ “ሊሆኑ የሚችሉ የጦር ወንጀሎች ተፈጽመዋል” ብለዋል

ከሁለት ወራት በፊት የተባበሩት መንግስታት ተመሳሳይ መገለጫ አውጥቶ ነበር፤ ጭፍጨፋውና ስደቱ ግን እየከፋ እየከፋ ነው የመጣው። የአሜሪካው ፕሬዚደንት ዶናልድ ትራምፕ ለአምስት አሜሪካውያን ሞት ተጠያቂ ተደርገው አንድም ቀን እንኳን ሥልጣን ላይ እንዳይቆዩና ከስልጣንም እንዲወርዱ ኮንግረሱ በዚህ ሳምንት ድምጹን ሰጠ፥ በኢትዮጵያ ግን አረመኔው ግራኝ አህመድ አሊ በሦስት ዓመታት ብቻ ከመቶ ሺህ በላይ ኢትዮጵያውያንን አስጨፍጭፎና ስድስት ሚሊየን ትግራዋያን በረሃብ ሊቀጣ በመወሰኑ የኖቤል ሰላም ሽልማት ተበረከተለት፤ ከንቱው የአገራችንም ሰው “በለው! ግደለው!” እያለ ድጋፉን ሰጠው። በጣም ደም የሚያፈላ አሳዛኝ ሁኔታ ነው።

👉 EU suspends aid to Ethiopia over Tigray conflict

👉 የአውሮፓ ሕብረት በትግራይ ክልል የተከሰተውን ግጭት ተከትሎ የሚሰጠውን የበጀት ድጋፍ አገደ

The European Union says it is getting consistent reports of ethnic-targeted killings and possible war crimes in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray.

The defence forces entered Tigray early in November to oust the region’s ruling party after its troops had captured federal military bases.

The government declared victory by the end of that month, but the EU says the situation remains dire.

The conflict threatens the stability of the entire region, the European Union says.

“The situation on the ground goes well beyond a purely internal ‘law and order’ operation,” EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said in a statement.

“We receive consistent reports of ethnic-targeted violence, killings, massive looting, rapes, forceful returns of refugees [to Eritrea] and possible war crimes,” he said.

With more than two million forced to flee their homes, people in Tigray were in desperate need of aid but access to the region remains limited, he added.

How does the crisis involve Ethiopia’s neighbours?

Mr Borrell said that Eritrean troops were involved in military operations in Tigray, something both the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments deny.

They are accused of forcibly taking back Eritrean refugees who lived in the UN-run camps in Tigray, before the conflict there broke out.

Nearly 100,000 Eritreans lived in four camps in Tigray after fleeing political persecution and military conscription in the one-party state.

His comments come a day after UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the UNHCR had not been given access to the Shimelba and Hitsats refugee camps since early November.

“Reports of additional military incursions over the last 10 days are consistent with open source satellite imagery showing new fires burning and other fresh signs of destruction at the two camps,” he said.



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