HUMAN SECURITY RESEARCH & INVESTIGATIONS
17 January: NAIROBI, Kenya (Associated Press) — New satellite images of a refugee camp in
Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest “intentional attack” by fighters.
The report by the U.K.-based DX Open Network nonprofit, shared with The Associated Press, says “it is likely that the fire events of 16 January are yet another episode in a series of military incursions on the camp as reported by (the United Nations refugee agency).”
9 January: Bloomberg — Satellite images show the destruction of United Nations’ facilities, a health-care unit, a high school and houses at two camps sheltering Eritrean refugees in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, belying government claims that the conflict in the dissident region is largely over.
The eight Planet Labs Inc images are of Hitsats and the Shimelba camps. The camps hosted about 25,000 and 8,000 refugees respectively before a conflict broke out in the region two months ago, according to data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
WHO WE ARE
DX Open Network (DXON) is a team of analysts and investigators based in the UK. A non-profit research organisation focused on human security and early warning reporting, DXON covers a range of humanitarian and human rights issues across multiple destabilising contexts. We utilise publicly available data, remote sensing, and social media listening tools to both anticipate and respond to conflicts/crises.
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