Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia rally opposing TPLF attack

Eritrean refugees in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today demonstrated opposing the killings and sufferings of their fellow brothers and sisters in Tigray region by Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF).

The demonstrators who are gathered at the office of the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Addis urged the UNHCR to stop the atrocities and sufferings of their brothers and sisters in Tigray.

The demonstrators indicated that even though they have been expressing their concerns to the UNHCR in a letter before, the UN agency has not been able to stop the crimes against Eritrean refugees in Tigray. The demonstrators today also submitted their letter urging the UNHCR and the international community to bring an end to the suffering of the Eritrean refugees in Tigray region.

After the Ethiopian defense force, which was forced to engaged in a law-and-order restoration operation in Tigray region following its military base attack by TPLF last November has exited from the region last month, it has been reported that TPLF has killed six Eritrean refugees.

It is also indicated that the TPLF, which is named as terrorist group by the Ethiopian Parliament recently, is forcing Eritrean refugees to be relocated within the abandoned two refugee camps. The refugees have also been forced to contribute money and goods for the TPLF militia, according to Press Secretary of the Office of Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Billene Seyoum who briefed reporters yesterday.