Category Archives: General

UNHCR Ready to Provide Aid in Tigray as Soon as Access Restored

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency reports it is ready to resume its humanitarian operation in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region as soon as the Ethiopian government gives it the green light to go ahead.

Aid agencies have been unable to …

Relief Agencies Prepare Aid for Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Relief agencies in Ethiopia are preparing to transport aid to the country’s disputed northern Tigray region, where a month of war may have killed thousands and worsened an existing humanitarian crisis.

The United Nations reached an agreement Wednesday with Ethiopia …

UN, Nigerian Authorities: More Bodies Recovered After Boko Haram Massacre

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Nigerian authorities say they are trying to rescue at least 10 women who were abducted by Boko Haram militants in an attack over the weekend that left at least 43 people dead.

Boko Haram on Tuesday said …

Jihadists Abduct Aid Worker, Local Officials in Nigeria

KANO, NIGERIA – A humanitarian aid worker and two local officials have been abducted by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in conflict-plagued northeastern Nigeria, two security officials said Wednesday.

Jihadists kidnapped them at a checkpoint in the village …

At Least 110 People Feared Dead in Attack on Farmers in Nigeria

At least 110 people are feared dead in a weekend attack on farmers in the northeast part of Nigeria blamed on Islamic jihadists that are active in the area.

United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the African country, Edward Kallon, said …

Ethiopian PM Calls Extraordinary Session of Parliament as Tigray Conflict Continues

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called an extraordinary session of the parliament on Monday, while the conflict in the country’s northern Tigray region continues.

Late Sunday, Reuters reported that the leader of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) Debretsion Gebremichael …