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People who fled the war in Tigray gather around in a temporarily built internally displaced people. Amanuel Sileshi/AFP via Getty Images

How conflict has made COVID-19 a neglected epidemic in Ethiopia

The biggest challenge to the health system is the war in Tigray and other insecurity all over the country. Conflict has made COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts impossible in many areas.
Humanitarian agencies are often thrust into the heart of contentious crises without easy or quick solutions. The Houthis accused the WFP of giving out expired food assistance. The UN agency delivers monthly rations or money to 10.2 million people of Yemen's 26-million population. EPA-EFE/YAHYA ARHAB

Comply or leave: the dilemma facing humanitarian agencies

When humanitarian agencies are obliged to stop operations by political decision or because of huge physical insecurity, the poorest and most vulnerable succumb first through starvation and disease.
A crowd wait in a stadium in Jimma on June 16, 2021 for an electoral campaign rally of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s elections are needed. But they face credibility challenges

In Ethiopia’s new and unsettled political space, there are issues related to the current electoral rules, the performance and strength of the opposition parties, and to campaigning.
Protesters chant “Stop the genocide in Tigray!” during a demonstration against Ethiopia’s war against Tigray regional forces on May 07, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Genocide in Ethiopia? Why answering the question will be a challenge

Establishing whether a genocide is happening in Ethiopia requires an independent and objective investigation – which probably won’t happen.
Survivors of the violence in Benishangul-Gumuz gather in a circle at a displaced persons camp in Chagni, Ethiopia in December 2020. GettyImages

What’s causing the violence in western Ethiopia

It’s a confluence of local, regional, national and, possibly, foreign interests.
Ethiopian refugees, who fled fighting in Tigray, receive snacks at a Sudanese border reception centre in November 2020. Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images

The legal implications of humanitarian aid blockades

If a country refuses, or blocks, humanitarian aid this act violates international law.
Demonstration in Montecitorio Square, Rome, Italy, on November 12, 2020 calling for the end of the government’s military actions in the northern region of Tigray. Photo by Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Did Ethiopia’s attack on Tigray violate international laws?

Providers of humanitarian aid haven’t been able to reach civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. There are also reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed.

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