The Agency for Refugee and Returnee Affairs has expressed its concern over the mistreatment of Eritrean refugees in Tigray Regional State amid recent law enforcement operation by the Ethiopian National Defence Force.
Public Relation and Modernization Director at the Agency, Beakal Nigussie said despite the communication gap that exists between the federal government and the Tigray Regional State, Eritrean refugees who have been living in Tigray cities along with the communities are now being forcefully taken to camps by the TPLF leadership.
He said Using refugees for instigating havoc and as a cover up for political means is against the relevant international laws and totally unacceptable in any forms.
According to ENA the director further stated that the staffs of the agency are also being abused and detained while some of them escaped from the respective areas.
He also pointed out that the agency has been informing the federal government, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other international organizations, about its concern.
16th Nov, 2020