A PREOCUPPANT PHENOMENON, REVEALING AN EXTREME VIOLENCE
Ethiopian soldiers stopped the MSF vehicle and two buses that were following it. The soldiers removed the passengers from the buses, separated the men from the women, and shot the men.
— MSF France (@MSF_france) March 24, 2021
In the last year, seven humanitarian workers in Ethiopia have been killed by armed actors.
The HINGOs are principled humanitarian actors and work with the consent of the Ethiopian government and abide by the laws of the country. Our 57 members serve people in need regardless of ethnicity, politics or religion.
In 2019, the HINGOs reached 28 million people in need with life-saving assistance and essential services. The HINGOs employ over 13,000 Ethiopian staff and less than 1% of HINGO staff are international.
The HINGOs strongly condemn the attacks and killings of humanitarian staff and civilians. We call on all armed actors to uphold Ethiopian and international humanitarian law. These attacks and killings must be fully investigated and held accountable in accordance with Ethiopian law.