Canada Ethiopia: the first convoy of humanitarian aid in three months about to enter Tigi
Convoy protest organizers James and Sandra Bauder appear in Ottawa court
Two organizers of the Ottawa “Freedom Convoy” demonstration, who have been promoting anti-vaccine mandate rallies across western Canada since leaving town, made their first appearance in an Ottawa court Tuesday. James and Sandra Bauder of Calgary were arrested in Ottawa on Feb. 20 as police moved in to clear out the protesters who had blockaded downtown streets for three weeks. James, 51, and Sandra, 43, were each charged with mischief obstruct property, disobey a lawful court order and obstruct/resist a peace officer. In a court appearance on Zoom, the Bauders said they would represent themselves.
a convoy of 20 trucks responsible for food aid, the first in three Month was about to enter, Friday, in the Ethiopian region of the Tiger, in conflict since November 2020 and threatened with famine, announced the World Food Program.
The Ethiopianregion is threatened with famine, but no humanitarian convoy had been able to achieve it for three months until Friday, April 1st. Twenty food aid trucks are preparing to enter this area, the World Food Program (WFP) announced. The Tiger, semi-autonomous state of Ethiopian Federation
N.S. to ban protests outside homes of health officials after top doctor harassed
After protests outside Dr. Robert Strang's home this week, Nova Scotia introduced legislation to establish a 50-metre 'safe zone' around homes of health officials and providers.Legislation was tabled on Thursday to amend the Protecting Health Services Act to establish a 50-metre "safe zone" around the private residences of senior health officials and other health service providers.
WFP trucks "will soon enter the Tiger, bringing more than 500 tons (...) food and nutritional foods. Urgently needed communities about dying of hunger, "says the UN organization in a tweet. for several days, the authorities of Addis Ababa and the rebels of the People's Liberation Front of the Tiger (TPLF), who have been competing for almost 17 months, accusing each other to block the convoys of help, despite a " Humanitarian truce "announced on March 24 to allow its routing. The Ethiopian government had announced on Thursday in a brief statement that "21 WFP food aid trucks have begun to transport humanitarian aid to the Tiger region" by a road crossing the neighboring region of the neighboring region. AFAR.
The convoy entered in the zone controlled by the TPLF
Committee examining Liberals’ emergency powers debates scope of inquiry
Ontario police told House of Commons committee that Ottawa’s convoy occupation was determined to be a national security threat on Feb. 7, declined to discuss nature of threat. The Parliamentary committee tasked with reviewing the emergency powers used to address last month’s convoy protests is divided on the scope of their study.
the convoy - 20 food aid trucks and a fuel tanker used to supply the convoy - was blocked, Thursday evening, by the regional forces Afar, but could Return on your way Friday, explained a humanitarian source to AFP. Contact by AFP from Nairobi, the TPLF spokesman, Getachew Reda, confirmed that the convoy had entered an area of AFAR under the control of the Tygrens rebels. The "20 trucks are now in the area under our control, en route to Mekele", the capital of Tiger, he said. They should enter Tiger "within an hour or two" then it will take them "a few hours" to reach Mekele, the trucks to remake full of fuel on the way. The conflict has made several thousand deaths, more than two million displaced and
plunged hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians under conditions close to faminewith AFP
Canada pledges additional $100 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine .
Canada pledged Saturday to provide another $100 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine, as top officials escalate their rhetorical response to Russian actions."This is a moment where the world needs to come together, to stand up for Ukraine and to stand up for our values and principles," Trudeau said as part of his closing remarks, delivered remotely to a global pledge rally from Ottawa.