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  • Employee of the Month April 2021: The War on Disease April 15, 2021
    During a pandemic of an infectious microbe, the idea that we are at ‘war’ with an ‘invisible enemy’ or ‘invader’ is pervasive. It’s a routine figure of speech for politicians and commentators, even some public health officials. Echoing the elaborate metaphor used for the body’s immune system’s response to an unfamiliar bacterium or virus, the […]
    Alex DeWaal
  • Eyewitness to Atrocities in Axum April 12, 2021
    This transcript provides testimony from Eyewitness A, a woman originally from Axum, a small city in Tigray, Ethiopia. She had moved to the US many years ago, and returned to visit family in Fall 2020. She was in Axum when Eritrean forces invaded and became an eyewitness to atrocities. The post Eyewitness to Atrocities in […]
    Bridget Conley

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“They Have Destroyed Tigray, Literally”: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot speaks from the mountains of Tigray

A podcast interview with WPF Senior Fellow Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe in which he speaks with Alex de Waal about the war in Tigray.

News & Media

a Tigrayan refugee sits in front of her shelter at Hamdeyat Transition Center, EthiopiaWORLD POLITICS REVIEW | April 6, 2021

Tigray Is Being Deliberately Starved to Death:
Alex de Waal on how starvation is being used as a weapon of war in Ethiopia



FOREIGN POLICY | March 3, 2021

"It’s now clear that Isaias saw the peace deal as a security pact with Ethiopia to eliminate the Tigray People’s Liberation Front’s (TPLF) leadership..."


At terrifying speed, a humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia

Photo of Ethiopian army soldiersTHE IRISH TIMES | Februry 15, 2021

'Ireland must speak up for the starving in Tigray'
As the world’s newest humanitarian catastrophe has been unfolding, Tigrayans have been starving in silence.

BBC News | February 8, 2021

The challenges of getting assistance to address the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

BBC News | January 3, 2021

Alex de Waal on tensions in the disputed area known as al-Fashaga, where the north-west of Ethiopia's Amhara region meets Sudan's breadbasket Gedaref state.