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UK pledges funding to protect civilians and promote accountability for human rights abuses in Tigray, Ethiopia.

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The UK will support the second phase of the African Union Monitoring Verification and Compliance Mechanism (AU MVCM), which monitors progress in the implementation of the AU-led peace agreement and, with UNOHCHR, the deployment of independent international and national human rights monitors in Northern Ethiopia and Oromia.
The funds will support important work by these organisations investigating and documenting the human rights violations and abuses committed by all sides during the northern conflict in Ethiopia, in line with the Pretoria Peace Agreement.
UK-funding will also contribute to work to increase the capacity of civil society organisations to document and report violations, and improve early warning capability.
The UK’s Special Envoy for the Red Sea and Horn of Africa, Sarah Montgomery, and Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the AU, Darren Welch, announced the funding during a visit to Tigray, where they were able to meet the AUMVCM team and hear about the work they are doing.

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