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UNHCR appeal clarification over boarder closures

Concerned over the fate of refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has requested the Ethiopian government to clarify the decision and implementation of the recently imposed boarder closures.

Ethiopia to co-host Global Refugee Forum

Ethiopia is set to co-host the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland next week. Set to take place between December 17 to 18, 2019; Ethiopia, one of the world’s most generous host nations to refugees, will be joined by Costa Rica, Germany, Pakistan and Turkey as cohosts along with the Government of Switzerland and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR.

Conflict thwarts aid

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)was forced to briefly suspend its operation in Gambella Regional State due to security concerns, making it difficult for International aid agencies to perform their operation in Western Ethiopia,The Reporter has learnt.

UNOHCHR Condemns Gov’t for the Woldia Epiphany Festival mishap

The United Nation Offiice of High Commission for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) condemned the recent incident in Woldia, North Wello Zone which claimed the lives of six civilians and one security officer.

The Commission in its statements issued today, January 23, 2018, called the tragedy regrettable.  

UNOHCHR Condemns Gov’t for the Woldia Epiphany Festival mishap

The United Nation Offiice of High Commission for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) condemned the recent incident in Woldia, North Wello Zone which claimed the lives of six civilians and one security officer.

The Commission in its statements issued today, January 23, 2018, called the tragedy regrettable.  

“We are extremely concerned by the use of force by security officials against worshipers celebrating the Ethiopian Orthodox festival of Epiphany this weekend that left at least seven people dead and a number [of worshipers] injured,” reads the statement.