Theme: New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

    • Virtual
    • April 29, 2023


civilians killed


in famine conditions


in the brink of famine


need emergency aid


What is happening in Tigray?

The civil war that broke out in Ethiopia's Tigray region in November 2020 has triggered an unimaginable humanitarian crisis in the region and spread to neighboring regions of Afar and Amhara.

In Tigray, people have been denied essential services such as electricity, telecommunication, bank services, and transportation in and out of the region.

According to researchers at Ghent University, as many as 600,000 people had died as a result of war-related violence and famine by March 2022. The scale of the death and destruction led The New York Times to describe it in November 2022 as "one of the world's bloodiest contemporary conflicts."

Who we support

All the proceeds of the conference, including from sponsorship, donation and conference registration, will go towards humanitarian aid to the victims of the Tigray Genocide in Ethiopia. We are partnering with two organizations working to provide urgent humanitarian aid such as food and healthcare: Health Professionals Network for Tigray and Tigray Disaster Relief Fund.

Our partners and we are working together with hospitals and charities in Tigray to provide direct assistance to those affected. Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, the largest hospital in Tigray, is one of our primary recipients of assistance. Please watch the interview with Dr. Kibrom Gebreselassie, the Chief Executive Director of Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital.

News & blogs

News about Tigray

Brussels Times

Tigray at two years: The world's deadliest war

Today marks two years of the war in Tigray, Ethiopia. Since then, reportedly up to 600000 people have died by war-related violence and ...
USA Today

The largest war in the world: Hundreds of thousands killed

Tigray has been under assault from Ethiopian forces led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Eritrean forces led by President Isaias Afwerki and...
AP News

'Leave no Tigrayan': In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased

The atrocities have been seared into the skin and minds of Tigrayans, who shelter by the thousands within sight of the homeland they fled in northern Ethiopia.
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