The U.N. refugee chief has warned that, if true, any such actions would be major violations of international norms. Eritrea has remained almost silent as the Tigray leaders accuse it of joining the conflict at Ethiopia’s request, which Abiy’s government has denied. … [Read more...] about Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia, says United Nations
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I spoke with Ethiopian Prime Minister @AbiyAhmedAli today and urged a complete end to the fighting in Tigray, a start to dialogue, and free, safe, unhindered humanitarian access. It is essential to resolve the ongoing conflict and keep Ethiopia on the path to democracy. … [Read more...] about US Urges End to Violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region
According to IOM, a total of 1.8 million people are internally displaced by insecurity and disasters across the country. It also expressed its resolve to accelerate efforts to respond to this population in its programming with a view to conclusively address and resolve internal displacement in Ethiopia. … [Read more...] about IOM says IDPs in “dire need” of humanitarian, recovery assistance in N. Ethiopia
After identifying 34 low-lying areas that could get flooded quickly in the event of heavy downpour, Tenkasi district administration has deployed 446 teams to monitor bunds of irrigation tanks round-the-clock to prevent breach, Collector G.S. Sameeran has said. … [Read more...] about 34 low-lying areas, five dams being monitored
As a matter of fact, Indian, Arunachal and Assam governments have often justified the expeditious clearance and building of big dams in the north-east, saying that it will establish first user right. The trouble is, firstly there is no international law or mechanism where such a right can be defended against actions of upstream countries. Such a defence would be possible if there was a treaty on sharing the common rivers, like the Indus Treaty that India has with Pakistan. … [Read more...] about Can India be firm with China on Brahmaputra dams?