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New Zealand Tigray Community Want End To Human Rights Abuses In Ethiopia

New Zealand Tigray Community Want End To Human Rights Abuses In Ethiopia
Members of the Ethiopian Tigray community in New Zealand are holding a nationwide rally this Thursday to call for an end to conflict and human rights abuses in their home country. Last month the UN’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide ...

Scoop i Politics New Zealand Tigray Community Want End To Human Rights Abuses In Ethiopia Members of the Ethiopian Tigray community in New Zealand are holding a nationwide rally this Thursday to call for an end to conflict and human rights abuses in their home country.The Ethiopian community in New Zealand is small, with just over 1600 people.Many came to New Zealand as refugees after a conflict with Eritrea that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and displaced peoples.” Ms Hagos says most Tigrayan Ethiopians in New Zealand have close family members in the Tigray region who are suffering.

” The conflict has unfortunately created a rift in the New Zealand Ethiopian community, with some non-Tigrayan people supporting the government’s actions in the region.” Ms Hagos says they want the war to end: “We would like the New Zealand Government to do anything in its power to put pressure on the Ethiopian government to allow access to humanitarian aid.

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