Recovering from the severe economic damage inflicted by the war in northern Ethiopia and bringing back the economy of Amhara regional state to pre-Tigray war economic status would take thirty to forty years of endeavor, revealed an assessment by the Planning Commission of the Amhara Regional State.
A criminal investigation conducted by Federal Prosecutors and Police, in collaboration with Amhara and Afar regional state authorities, revealed a heinous crimes report committed by forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) during their invasion into these regions.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Council, in their respective statements issued on Thursday, lamented the massive human right abuses and the killing of innocent civilians in different parts of the country.
Following TPLF’s recent incursion into the Amhara and Afar regional states, the number of people affected by the conflict has reached 4.5 million and more than 500,000 have also been displaced, the Office of the Prime Minister (PMO) revealed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said that for the first time in nine months of conflict, aid workers will run out of food to distribute to the millions of people who are going hungry.