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OPRO takes part in The 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII)

The 16th Session of the Permanent Forum on indigenous issues began on 24th April and is set to finish on 5th May 2017 held at the UN Headquarters in New York. This year’s special theme is: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures […]

 
 

Urgent: Cholera kills over 300 in The Ogaden

The Ogaden region is currently experiencing one of the severest droughts alongside neighbouring Somalia and other surrounding countries. But due to the Ethiopian Government’s complete restriction of international media and NGOs, there is no telling just how severe the situation in the region really is nor the number of deaths […]

 
 

Press Briefing Notes on Ethiopia and Guatemala, October 2016

  Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 7 October 2016 Subject: (1) Ethiopia & (2) Guatemala (1) Ethiopia There has been increasing unrest in several towns in the Oromia region, south east of Addis Ababa, since last Sunday when many people died […]

 
 

ONLF and UNPO Condemn Gruesome Massacre of Civilians by Ethiopian Army in Ogaden Village

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) June 8, 2016 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), in a press release, has condemned in the strongest terms a massacre perpetrated by the Ethiopian army against civilians in a village in the Ogaden region, and called on the international community to likewise condemn […]

 
 

Hungry and frightened: Famine in Ethiopia. One of the worst affected areas in the current famine is the Ogaden

Since 2008 the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government has been leasing huge amounts of fertile agricultural land to so-called “foreign investors’’: international corporations, domestic agents, fund managers and nations anxious to secure their own future food security. Read more here

 
 

XXI Session of the UNPO Presidency Convened in Stockholm

 On 28-29 April 2016, the city of Stockholm hosted the XXI Session of the UNPO Presidency, as well as a series of high-level activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the organization. Gathered at the ABF, Sweden’s iconic institution whose efforts in promoting democracy, diversity, justice and equality has influenced the […]

 
 

On Ethiopia’s Charges of Terrorism Against Political Leader

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC April 29, 2016   The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) First Vice-Chairman Bekele Gerba and others in the Oromia region who […]

 
 

Abdullahi Hussein, Whistleblower: – There Will Come a Day When Everyone Stands in Front of Justice

20th April 2016  By Melody Sundberg 0  Abdullahi Hussein’s story is quite remarkable. As the head of the media in Ogaden, Ethiopia, he had insight into a region that is closed to all other media. Working for the region’s President, he found out about horrible crimes against human rights. He risked his […]

 
 

Human Rights in Ethiopia -An Update. Statement by Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute

Statement by Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute Congressman Ellison, members of the Tom Lantos Commission, thank you for this opportunity to provide an update on land-related human rights issues to you. Ethiopia—one of the poorest countries—is the world’s fifth largest recipient of development aid, and the largest […]

 
 

Greater Seattle: Somali refugee shines light on forgotten conflict

Mohamed Shidane spent most of his life in the Dagahaley refugee camp in Kenya, where he fled with his family after civil war broke out in Somalia. “I remember one time, I think 1998, it rained and half of the refugee camp was underwater,” Shidane recalls. “One moment you’re crying for rain, the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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