The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned that the safety of residents in the war-torn region and the border areas is a matter of concern and could lead to a humanitarian crisis.
The commission said this in a report based on information obtained from the victims, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as other stakeholders, who traveled to the Tigray region and some areas bordering the Amhara region.
Fighting in Dansha, Humera, Bishober, and Ulaga has resulted in civilian casualties and looting, as well as looting of homes and businesses.
As a result, 31 civilians were killed in Bissau and Ulaga; He said 104 homes were partially or completely burned, and the local school and health center were damaged.
In addition, infrastructure has been destroyed, and the resumption of electricity, water, and other services threatens to further the humanitarian crisis for residents and IDPs.
Similarly, local service providers, including residential and commercial properties owned by civilians in Humera and Dansha, were vandalized and looted, the commission said.
“Peaceful residents are at risk due to their ethnicity or insecurity in the area,” he told the commission.
“In general, the security situation in these four cities and the failure of the judiciary to return to normalcy have made it difficult to ensure the safety and security of human beings,” Ismeko said.
“The security situation in the area has led to an increase in the humanitarian needs of the residents and those displaced from the Tigray region to the border areas,” said Daniel Bekele, the commission’s chief commissioner.
“The damage to the area and the civilians is a matter of urgency and urgency,” he said.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said that in addition to its current observations in some areas, it is moving to Mekele town and other parts of Tigray State to investigate the conflict and human rights issues caused by the conflict.
Although many people have been injured and displaced following the military conflict in northern Ethiopia, the exact number is unknown.
During the first phase of the conflict, more than 50,000 people were reported to have crossed the border into Sudan. The number of internally displaced persons is estimated at thousands.
In the aftermath of the conflict in the Tigray region, there is a risk of famine and serious problems if humanitarian aid is not provided in the right way. The government and aid agencies are being called upon to provide immediate humanitarian assistance.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) also called on the concerned parties to respond immediately as the situation in the areas affected could lead to a humanitarian crisis.
According to a United Nations report, according to the Regional Emergency Coordination Center, 4.5 million people in Tigray need emergency food assistance.