Ethiopia and Eritrea Conflict
By: Rupa, Christina, and Maddie
Origin of The Conflict
Spatial Extent and People Affected
- During the civil war, an estimated 665,000 Eritreans took refuge in Sudan. This can be seen as forced migration as the Eritreans had no choice but to flee their home in order to survive.
- An estimated 100,000 people died fighting in the war.
- The war mainly took place in Ethiopia and Eritrea adding onto the conflicts of the Horn of Africa
- Millions of dollars were spent buying weapons for the war resulting in the economies of both countries severely damaged. Ethiopia and Eritrea were already 2 of the poorest countries in the world to begin with.
The Civil war started in 1961 and ended in 1991 (30 year fight for independence).
Disputes over the location of the border started in 1998 and ended in 2000 with Ethiopia taking over the disputed areas.
As the years go by we believe the tension between Ethiopia and Eritrea will seize to exist in view of the fact that there has been slow progress towards a conclusion. The civil war is over and the dispute remaining is over the border. From this one can conclude that pretty soon there will not be any more fighting and that Eritrea can freely speak Tigrinya.