Call for Action on Ethiopia by Five Former U.S. Ambassadors

Five former ambassadors who led United States representation in Ethiopia for 13 of the past 25 years have issued a call for the U.S. to intensify efforts to address Ethiopia's conflicts and end humanitarian suffering in the Tigray region. In an AllAfrica guest column, they cite "numerous, credible reports of human rights abuses" and a worsening humanitarian crisis in the Trigray region. The authors include Tibor Nagy, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, his predecessor in Addis Ababa, David Shinn, along with Aurelia E. Brazeal, Vicki J. Huddleston and Patricia M. Haslach. On Saturday, Secretary of State Tony Blinken called for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops and Amhara militias and for unimpeded humanitarian access to Tigray.

Ethiopian refugees fleeing clashes in the country's northern Tigray region, rest and cook meals near UNHCR's Hamdayet reception centre after crossing into Sudan.



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