Questions in Parliament about recent developments in Tigray

Dec 17, 2020 | Uncategorized

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Following concerns expressed in the House of Lords about the plight of people being caught up in the horrors of war, questions have been tabled to Government Ministers:

Question in Parliament to be taken on Wednesday – Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask HMG, further to the announcement by the government of Ethiopia on 30 November that military operations in the northern Tigray region are complete, what assessment they have made of the situation in that region; and what access they have (1) … Continue readingI have joined with CSW and other organisations and individuals in writing to United Nations officials and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights urging them for urgent assistance for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where a violent conflict has been taking place since 4 November. On Wednesday I have a question in Parliament asking what access has been granted to the region to establish the truth of what has happened.

War In Tigray: Peers today pressed for access to be given to Tigray to assess allegations of War Crimes and to ensure the safe arrival of urgently needed humanitarian aid and the protection of refugees.

War In Tigray: Peers today pressed for access to be given to Tigray to assess allegations of War Crimes and to ensure the safe arrival of urgently needed humanitarian aid and the protection of refugees. Question12.41pm Asked byLord Alton of Liverpool  To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement by the government of Ethiopia … Continue readingWar In Tigray: Peers today pressed for access to be given to Tigray to assess allegations of War Crimes and to ensure the safe arrival of urgently needed humanitarian aid and the protection of refugees.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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