No Ethiopian official invitation for Eritrean troops, MoFA
Ethiopia did not invite Eritrean troops to engage in Tigray region during the government’s law enforcement operation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.
Human Rights Watch says Eritrean military massacred civilians in Axum
As western governments and right defenders continue to mount pressure against the Ethiopian government over the ongoing crisis in Tigray, Human Rights Watch reports Eritrean armed forces massacred scores of civilians, including children as young as 13, in the historic town of Axum in Tigray region in November 2020.
Amnesty International rebuffs MoFA’s accusations
Amnesty International rebuffed accusations by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) that the methodology it employed in the report it released on incidents in Axum relied on scanty information.
EU says Eritrean troops involved in Tigray military operations
Expressing its concerns for a regional spill-over, the European Union said Eritrean troops are involved in military operations in Tigray.
UNHCR says staff, Eritrean refugees safe for now but fears remain high
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the hundreds of thousands of Eritrean refugees who are currently taking shelter in Tigray region are not in immediate danger from the current fighting between the Ethiopian National Defense Forces and the forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
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