Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Charges that Water Infrastructure Deliberately Destroyed in Tigray Region

 Ethiopia Insight published on 28 March 2023 a commentary titled "The Ethiopian and Eritrean Armies Deliberately Destroyed Tigray's Water Sector" by Gebremedhin Gebremeskel, Girmay Darcha, and Mitiku Haile, all residents in Mekelle, capital of Tigray Region.  

Following the outbreak of civil war in Ethiopia, the authors assert that forces from the central government and Eritrea destroyed 50 percent of the water supply schemes in Tigray Region.  In addition, 57 percent of irrigated farms on the banks of the Tekeze River and 89 percent of the Welkait sugarcane farms were destroyed.