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Ongoing Conflict and Human Rights Abuses in Northern Ethiopia

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 The United States remains gravely concerned by ongoing conflict in multiple regions of Ethiopia.  Reports of continued human rights abuses and atrocities by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Eritrean Defense Forces, Amhara regional and irregular forces, the TPLF and other armed groups, including the reported ...
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U.S. Donates Tuberculosis Testing Machines Worth $1 Million to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 8, 2021—Today, the United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 46 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines – worth $1 million – to the people of Ethiopia. These new machines will reduce the time it takes to diagnose TB across the country from two days to two ...
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Access to Humanitarian Assistance

We have received reports of three confirmed incidents of looting of humanitarian assistance from warehouses in communities in northern Amhara, much like what occurred during previous months in the Tigray Region by Eritrean and Ethiopian forces. USAID humanitarian aid is intended for people affected by the conflict, and we take seriously any allegation of USAID ...
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Sean Jones, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Interview with Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)

August 30, 2021 EBC: Mr. Sean Jones, Mission Director of USAID to Ethiopia, thank you for having me. Sean: Thank you! EBC: U.S. Embassy recently issued a statement rejecting any accusation that USAID has been diverting aid to the TPLF fighters. I wonder if you can tell me what triggered you to issue that statement? ...
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