The report covers the period from 3 November 2020, when the armed conflict began between the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF), the Eritrean Defence Force (EDF), the Amhara Special Forces (ASF), the Amhara militia and Fano on one side, and the Tigrayan Special Forces (TSF), Tigrayan militia and other allied groups on the other, until 28 June 2021 when the Ethiopian Government declared a unilateral ceasefire.
Report covered period from 3 Nov 2020 to 28 June 2021; joint probe conducted from 16 May to 31 August 2021
Reports state allegations of deliberate attacks against civilians including shelling, house to house searches & killings, looting & destruction of infrastructure
"The joint investigation by EHRC & UN Human Rights Office into alleged violations committed by all parties to the conflict in Tigray has concluded its field work & the team is currently analysing the full range of information collected."
Food & cash shortages, high cost of available food & other basic supplies, & interruption of transportation services still affect region
Between May 16-August 20, joint investigation team conducted investigations in Mekelle, Wukro, Samre, Alamata, Bora, Maichew, Dansha, Maikadra, Humera, Gondar, Bahir Dar, & Addis Ababa
Agency for Refugees and Returnees Affairs to widen assisted urban status to some Eritrean refugees residing in Mai Ayni and Adi Harush camps
Unlawful incidents and arrests which have intensified particularly since 29 June, 2021
Appointments in line with recently amended EHRC establishment Proclamation No. 1224/2020, followed public nomination process through independent nomination committee which included the participation of civil society representatives
In addition to restoring basic social services, transparency & clarity on current security & humanitarian situation a crucial immediate step