A conflict between two of Ethiopia’s northern states has intensified, with thousands of people in the western Tigray region forced to flee their homes or detained. Abiy is facing mounting pressure from Western governments over the conflict that’s caused a humanitarian crisis with thousands of people dead and more than 1-million in need of food aid. The Amharas intensified their raids in western Tigray in recent weeks, leaving several people dead or detained, according to the people. Neven Crvenkovic, a spokesperson for the UN’ refugee agency in Ethiopia, said his and other UN agencies had “received very concerning reports of new waves of displacement from western Tigray”. The Amhara, one of Ethiopia’s two biggest ethnic groups, claim the disputed territory in Western Tigray falls under their jurisdiction.
Source: Ethiopian News December 03, 2021 12:39 UTC