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Ethiopia: Hunger ‘used as a weapon of war’ in Tigray conflict - Apr 6, 2021 Channel 4 News

As the war in Ethiopia enters its fifth month, millions of displaced people in the northern region of Tigray are now facing a further crisis – hunger.

Violence has interrupted the main food supply routes and farms have been destroyed.

Many have lost their income and prices have increased for the little food still available to buy.


Ethiopia: Hunger ‘used as a weapon of war’ in Tigray conflict - Apr 6, 2021 Channel 4 News

As the war in Ethiopia enters its fifth month, millions of displaced people in the northern region of Tigray are now facing a further crisis – hunger.


MSF team report witnessing Ethiopian soldiers shooting civilians - Mar 25, 2021 Channel 4 News

A team from Medecins sans Frontieres has today reported witnessing Ethiopian soldiers killing civilians in Tigray.


Tigray conflict: inside a camp for displaced people as millions flee - Mar 25, 2021 Channel 4 News

In Ethiopia, the humanitarian crisis is deepening in the northern region of Tigray. Millions have been displaced since the war between the Ethiopian federal government and Eritrean troops on the one hand, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front began last November. Today the aid agency Medecins sans Frontieres reported that one of its teams had witnessed Ethiopian soldiers shooting dead four civilians. In his latest report from Tigray, we have been to a camp where some of the internally displaced people are living.


Tigray conflict: the testimonies of alleged war crimes - Mar 23, 2021 Channel 4 News

Ethiopia’s leader has admitted for the first time that atrocities have been committed in the northern region of Tigray, claiming that soldiers who raped women or committed other war crimes would be held responsible. The conflict there started last November, with ethnic and political tensions exploding between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. It’s all a world away from 2019, when Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Now Ahmed’s troops have been accused of working with the Eritrean army, systematically killing hundreds of unarmed civilians in Tigray. The massacre around Axum last November is well documented. But witnesses have reported violence and executions in other places like Adigrat. We managed to get to Tigray and spoke to some of the people who were able to escape the atrocities. We should warn you: this report does contain highly distressing testimony.


The Horrors of the Hidden War: Inside the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia - Mar 18, 2021 Channel 4 News

Sexual violence against women - one of the horrific weapons of war. In Ethiopia where the conflict between Ethiopia’s national defence forces and Eritrean troops on one side, and fighters from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front has been raging since last November, thousands of women have been raped and tortured. The Ethiopian prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel peace prize for ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. But he now presides over a country where his troops are accused of aiding the abuse and torture of innocent people. Our Africa Correspondent Jamal Osman managed to get into Tigray . He went to Mekelle the capital of the region - where thousands have already fled and scores of women and young girls have been raped. He is one of the first foreign journalists to hear the stories in person of the women who have suffered unimaginably at the hands of the soldiers who raped and tortured them. This report contains highly distressing testimony. Field Producer: Amir Aman Kiyaro Cameraman: Elias Tefaye Cameraman: Daniel Aray