Ethiopia

Aid-sector tailored predictive situation analysis on Ethiopia to support aid agencies’ strategic security decision-making.

Fano militia kidnap five teachers in Meta
21 December 2022: In Meta town, Dera woreda, North Shewa, Oromia region, five teachers were reportedly kidnapped by Fano militia.* Source: ACLED1 Return to Ethiopia country page more
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Health

Health workers have been killed and health facilities looted and destroyed in Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions. Data

Our Global Interactive Map on Threats and Violence against Health Care provides access to continuously updated information on violence against health care in conflict and related to COVID-19.

Aid in Danger

Humanitarian organisations have been denied or delayed access to many conflict-affected regions and communication blackouts persist in some areas. Ethiopian aid workers have been killed whilst others remain unaccounted for in Tigray region. Data

Sexual Violence

Reports of systematic sexual violence by conflict parties have been reported during the Tigray conflict. Tigrayan women have been raped at gunpoint and forced to have sex with other family members or in exchange for basic commodities. In some cases, their family members were made to watch. In other cases, women were taken to an Eritrean military camp and repeatedly raped by Eritrean soldiers.

Women and girls in refugee camps in the region were particularly targeted. Witnesses to these incidents were threatened and warned against identifying perpetrators or reporting the incidents. Data

Education

Schools and teachers have been harmed amidst violence in Oromio, Benishangul-Gumuz, and Tigray regions. Schools associated with ethnic Amhara residents have been burnt down and ethnic Amhara students attacked by Oromo youth organizations during the June protests in Oromio against the assassination of a prominent Oromo artist.

Teachers have been shot and killed by police and federal forces for allegedly organising demonstrations and schools used by armed militiamen and opposition forces to execute civilians in Oromio and Benishangul-Gumuz regions.

Schools have been damaged by Ethiopian National Defence forces airstrikes and set on fire by conflict parties in Tigray. Data

IDPs and Refugees

In Tigray region humanitarian organisations have been denied or delayed access to many conflict-affected regions. Shimelba and Hitsats refugee camps in the north have deliberately been attacked and refugees abducted and killed. Infrastructures inside the camps has also been burnt down. There have been claims of refugees being forced back into Eritrea by Eritrean forces.

Although there have been temporary and intermittent improvements in humanitarian access, this is insufficient to reach all people in need. IDPs have reportedly starved to death, amid mounting evidence of an impending famine in the region. People inside IDP camps have been detained and physically assaulted by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers. Data