Tuesday, May 24

Three MSF aid workers die, including a Spanish one, during an attack in Ethiopia




Three workers from Doctors without borders (MSF) died this Friday in Ethiopia, during an attack in the Tigray region, in the north of the country, as reported by the organization today. One of the victims is the Spanish Maria Hernandez, a 35-year-old from Madrid who was an emergency coordinator. The others are Yohannes Halefom Reda, 31 years old, and Tedros Gebremariam, the same age.

«We confirm the death of a Spanish aid worker from Doctors Without Borders in Tigray and we want to express Our condolences to their relatives. From the Embassy of Spain in Ethiopia, all the necessary steps are being taken to speed up the repatriation of the body as much as possible. We are also in contact with the Ethiopian authorities to clarify the facts, “they say from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain.

The origin of the hostilities in Tigray must be dated on November 4, when the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed (Beshasha, 1976), ordered the beginning of a military offensive against the region. For Ahmed, the paradoxical winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, the Trigrinos had declared in absentia, having held elections in September, despite the fact that Addis Ababa had ordered all elections to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since that day, the Ethiopian Army, accompanied by the Army of Eritrea – a country that became independent from Ethiopia in May 1993, after almost three decades of war – entered the province with blood and fire, where humanitarian organizations have been denouncing killings for months. of civilians.

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