The airstrike which targeted a kindergarten in Mekelle is one of the worst genocidal atrocities committed by Ethiopian authorities in Tigray.
Statement by Tigray Bureau of Education on the drone strike targeting RES Kids Academy
Bereket Haftom is among the youngest victims of the airstrike by the Ethiopian Air Force which targeted RES Kids Paradise in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray.
Children of Ethiopia are once again under attack
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell
NEW YORK, 26 August 2022 – “UNICEF strongly condemns the air strike in Mekelle, the capital city of the Tigray Region, Ethiopia. The strike hit a kindergarten, killing several children, and injuring others. UNICEF calls on all parties to agree to an immediate cessation of hostilities.
“Yet again, an escalation of violence in northern Ethiopia has caused children to pay the heaviest price. For almost two years, children and their families in the region have endured the agony of this conflict. It must end.”