Martin Pratt, author of “Understanding Eritrea” and a senior researcher at the University of London, said that as tensions between Mr. Abbey and the Ad Hoc Front increased, Mr. Isaias saw the resolution of old achievements and reconfirmed his position. Opportunities in the area.
“This is a typical Isaiah,” Mr. Pratt said. “He tried to project power in a way that the leaders of such a small country could not even imagine.”
Aid groups warned that if assistance is not immediately available, Tigray will soon face a humanitarian disaster. When the villagers were about to harvest their crops, the war broke out. This area is already full of locusts and drought.
Resident Everem said that Eritrean soldiers beat the refugees further north of the Shimelba camp, tied their hands and kept them in the sun all day before fled to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
He said: “They poured milk on themselves so that they would be crowded by flies.”
Evrem said that later, the soldiers rounded up 40 refugees and forced them to cross the border and return to Eritrea.
Declan Walsh is from Nairobi, Kenya, and reports from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Report from Washington, Christiaan Triebert From New York.