Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/ETHIOPIA – Appeal in favor of Eritrean refugees in the face of the looting perpetrated to the detriment of the local population in the context of the conflict in Tigray
Asmara – The inhabitants of Macallè, in Tigray, are afraid. After the fighting in November, the city is under the control of the Ethiopian federal forces, but it is still not safe. Gangs of local criminals carry out raids by ransacking health centers, stores, warehouses. The Ethiopian military themselves carry out continual searches. “If they find valuable material , they seize them – explains Abba Mussie Zerai, an Eritrean priest of the Eparchy of Asmara who is in constant contact with Tigrayan priests. If they find weapons, photos or flags of the Tplf arrests are carried out. People do not feel safe”.