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    • IOM has started relocation of more than 17,000 IDPs to the Sabacare 4 relocation site in Mekelle, Tigray
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IOM Relocates Over 17,000 People Uprooted by Conflict in Northern Ethiopia to New Shelter

More than 2.1 million people have been displaced during the conflict across the regions of Tigray, Afar and Amhara

After months in makeshift sites, with little food or water, thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the conflict in Northern Ethiopia are being voluntarily relocated to new shelters by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).   The IDPs, many of whom have been forced to sleep in the open…

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Secretary-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Meets the Ethiopian Ambassador

Extended thanks to HE Ambassador for her efforts in supporting and strengthening bilateral relations

HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi met Wednesday with HE Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Qatar Samia Zakaria Gutu, on the occasion of the end of her tenure. HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended thanks…

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    • African Union Commission Chairperson Receives Message from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
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African Union Commission Chairperson Receives Message from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Pertaining to bilateral relations and the means to enhance them

HE Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat received a written message from HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, pertaining to bilateral relations and the means to enhance them. The message was delivered by HE Ambassador of the…

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Ethiopia: Multiple reports of alleged human rights violations in Tigray

Reports also suggest that people of Tigrayan ethnicity have been detained by law enforcement officials on ethnic grounds, mostly in Addis Ababa

UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet on Monday deplored “multiple and severe reports of alleged gross violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law” committed by all parties to the conflict in Tigray.  In an update to the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) on the situation in the northernmost regional state in Ethiopia, Ms. Bachelet said…

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WHO Logistics Hub Airlifts its Largest Single Shipment of Humanitarian Cargo to Ethiopia

WHO and partners are working closely to address the health needs of nearly 2.5 million people in the current crisis

The World Health Organization (WHO) Logistics Hub in Dubai delivered 85 metric tons of life-saving medical supplies to Ethiopia, the largest single shipment of humanitarian cargo to date airlifted by the Hub. The supplies including essential medicines, trauma and surgical medicines, infusions, consumables equipment and cholera kits were flown by…

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Ethiopia: MSF Forced to Suspend Majority of Activities Amid Enormous Needs

The situation remains extremely precarious and volatile for people, as well as for teams attempting to provide lifesaving assistance

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended all activities in the Amhara, Gambella, and Somali regions of Ethiopia, as well as in the west and northwest of the Tigray region, for a period of three months, in order to comply with an order from the…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Ongoing Conflict and Human Rights Abuses in Northern Ethiopia

The mounting reports of human rights abuses underscore the urgency of independent and credible international investigations

The United States remains gravely concerned by ongoing conflict in multiple regions of Ethiopia.  Reports of continued human rights abuses and atrocities by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Eritrean Defense Forces, Amhara regional and irregular forces, the TPLF and other armed groups, including the reported attack on civilians in…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Update on joint UN and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission investigation on Tigray

The final report, which will include the findings, conclusions and recommendations, will be issued on 1 November 2021

The joint investigation by the UN Human Rights Office and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into alleged violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law committed by all parties to the conflict in Tigray has concluded its field work phase, with a final report to be published on 1…

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Countries of Origin seek ways to improve the welfare of their migrant workers

Pilot countries include Ethiopia, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa

60 participants drawn from African Union Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) gathered virtually to validate the Guidelines on Migrant Welfare Programme. The validation workshop was preceded by the presentation of the Report of the status of migrant welfare in selected countries of origin in the East African Community…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Donates Tuberculosis Testing Machines Worth $1 Million to Ethiopia

46 machines are part of USAID’s commitment to supporting the people of Ethiopia to find and successfully treat ninety percent of TB cases nationwide

Today, the United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 46 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines – worth $1 million – to the people of Ethiopia. These new machines will reduce the time it takes to diagnose TB across the country from two days to two…