Horn Highlights: Situation reports 209 t/m 211

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In this week’s Horn Highlights: Tensions continue to be high in the Horn region. Tensions between the Ethiopian government and the FANO militia in Amhara cause Eritrean refugees to fear they may soon need to flee. Hunger as a cause of drought and lack of aid remains of high concern in the Horn region and the Tigray region in particular; despite an increase in aid to Tigray last week. 

The Situation Reports aim to draw attention to information on the situation on the ground, drawing from sources on the ground. Information may need further verification (see disclaimer). 

The Situation Report of today (30 May), No. 212, is already available for you here.

Situation reports 209 t/m 211, 16 – 25 May 2022

Key information of the past week:

Situation Report EEPA Horn No. 209, 23 May 2022

World Food Programme (WFP) Ethiopia says over 10,000 tonnes of food and critical supplies have arrived into Tigray within a week on two convoys.

Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) states that 4,208 Ethiopian prisoners of war were freed.

Former commander of the Amhara region Special Forces, General Tefera Mamo, accused before the Amhara Region Supreme Court of forcibly attempting to dismantle the constitution.

Situation Report EEPA Horn No. 210, 24 May 2022

Over 4,500 people arrested in the Amhara region  in relation to the ongoing ‘law enforcement operation’ of the Ethiopian Federal government.

Outgoing Somali President Farmaajo said 5,000 Somali soldiers who completed training in Eritrea will come back to Somalia; the UN reported that Somali forces were spotted last year in Tigray fighting alongside Ethiopian and Eritrean forces.

Situation Report EEPA Horn No. 211, 25 May 2022

Eritrean refugees in the Amhara region preparing to escape a potential conflict between the Ethiopian federal government and FANO. 

Various countries, but not Ethiopia, congratulate Eritrea on its independence day, 24th of May.

Senior leader of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Colonel Gemechu Ayana, was released from custody today after nearly 2 years in detention. 

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