The Government of Tigray statement concerning Eritrean refugees in Tigray

Tigray

Statement by the Government of the National State of Tigray concerning the Eritrean refugees in Tigray

21 July 2021

The people of Tigray and the Government of the National State of Tigray have been hosting thousands of Eritrean refugees throughout the years. The Government of the National State of Tigray is gravely concerned by the displacement and reports of attacks of Eritrean refugees in Tigray; we call for a UN led independent international investigation into all atrocities committed against civilians and refugees. The Government of the National State of Tigray recognizes its international responsibilities under international humanitarian law, and we are committed to supporting the refugees, who like the civilians in Tigray, have been victimized by invading forces. While the Government of the National State of Tigray expresses its readiness, we urge any plan to resettle Eritrean refugees out of Tigray must be done with their consent and with respect to their wishes.

 

 

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