Ethiopia: Large scale killing and deportation of Somali-Issa people in the Awash River

Hiraan | 11 December 2014

by Galan Waddour

Awash River Valley

During the recent weeks, the Ethiopian government is perpetrating a crime against humanity against the Somali-Issa people living in the following towns: Gadmaytu, Undufo and Cadaytu, located near the Awash River. More than 300,000 people were asked to clear an area the size of Belgium (30 000 square kilometers), to pave the way for a program designed few years ago, with the prime purpose of leasing or selling lands to foreign investors.

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