Damage Assessment in 52 households in the village of Digum due to the war on Tigray

Damage Assessment in 52 households in the village of Digum due to the war on Tigray

The following table shows the damage on 52 households of Digum (Dugum). The households are indexed by the head of the family, as is the norm in Tigray. The damage includes the loss of a family member, the killing and slaughtering of animals, destruction of houses and properties, burning of harvest, burning of cash money (More than a quarter of a million in total has been burned), destruction of bees/beehives.

No. Full NameType of Property Type of Damage  Address  Source/s Remark 
1.Tsegalem Abrha Beyene– one room house 
– full home furniture
-twenty hens 
– destroyed 
– looted & destroyed 
– slaughtered
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
-eyewitness 
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops 
2.Priest Tsigab Leake W/gerima – One civilian
– 700kg of cereal 
– six Goats 
– two bees 
– full home furniture  
– killed 
– looted 
-slaughtered 
– looted 
– looted  
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family Eritrean troops 
3.Priest Redaei Kahsay Sbhatu – one civilian 
– one room house
– full home furniture 
– ten hens 
– killed
– destroyed 
– looted
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness 
Eritrean troops 
4.Freweini Ataklti Bezabh– one civilian 
– six rooms house 
– full home furniture 
– six sheep 
– eight hens 
– killed
– destroyed 
– looted
– slaughtered
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness 
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops 
5.Priest G/her T/haimanot– two rooms house 
– full home furniture 
– one bee
– four sheep 
– destroyed
– looted
– lost  
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
6.Hailay G/hiwot – two rooms house 
– full home furniture 
– 15 thousand birr
– five cattle 
– destroyed 
– looted 
– looted 
– slaughtered
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family
 – eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops 
7.G/medin Desta Hagos – three rooms house
– full home furniture 
– six hens 
– destroyed 
– looted 
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops 
8. Hirut Tadesse Hagos – one room house 
– full home furniture 
– four sheep 
– seven hens 
– destroyed 
– looted
– slaughtered
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops 
9.Zeray Hailay Belay – two rooms house 
– full home furniture 
– nine hens 
– 50k Birr worth shop 
– destroyed
– looted 
– slaughtered 
– looted  
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
10.Mtslal – three rooms house 
– full house furniture 
– 800kg cereal  
– three compacted harvested cereals 
– destroyed 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– burnt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops 
11.Hagos Tesfay G/mariam – two civilians 
– two rooms houses 
– full home furniture 
– two sheep 
– killed 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops 
12. Atsbha H/mariam Tesfay – one ox 
– four goats 
– four compacted straw 
– killed  
– slaughtered  
– brunt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family – eyewitnessEritrean & Ethiopian troops 
13. Mehari Eitay – eight rooms house
– full home furniture 
– 600kg ++
– four Tvs 
– a shop worth of 200k Birr 
– destroyed 
– looted 
– looted 
– looted 
– looted 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– eyewitnessEritrean troops 
14. Zewde G/michael Tsegay – four rooms house 
– 800kg cereal
– two sewing machines 
– four piled up straw 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– burnt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops
15.Priest G/slassie Desta Wezela – three rooms house 
– full home furniture 
– 1450kg of wheat  
– two sheep 
– destroyed 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
16.Teklay Desta Hagos – two rooms house – full home furniture – seven sheep – destroyed 
– looted 
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
17.Priest G/slassie Zgta Hagos – two rooms house 
– thirteen goats 
– 400kg of cereal
– destroyed 
– slaughtered  
– looted 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
18. A/M K/mariam Tesfay – four rooms house 
– full home furniture 
– one cow 
– one bee 
– Destroyed      
– looted             
– slaughtered 
– attacked 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
19.Abraha Hadush – 1 room house 
– full home furniture 
– 300kg cereal
– 1 piled up cereal 
– destroyed
– burnt 
– burnt 
– burnt  
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Ethiopian troops 
20. G/hiwot Kiros Gebru – 1 piled up tetaffff
– 1  piled up millet
– 1 piled up straw 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– burnt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean and Ethiopian troops 
21. Priest Kiros Gebru – 1 piled up millet
– 1 piled up sorghum 
– 1 piled up straw
– 15k birr 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– burnt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean and Ethiopian troops 
22. Arega Tesfay W/mariam – 1 piled up wheat 
– 1 piled up straw
– 1 piled up grass 
– burnt 
– burnt 
– burnt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
23. G/hans Desta – 1 piled up cereal
– 1 piled up straw
– burnt
– burnt  
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
24. Priest G/hans Hailu – 1 piled up cereal– burnt Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
25.Eyerusalem Hailay Bahre– one room house 
– full home furniture 
– destroyed 
– brunt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family – eyewitnessEritrean troops 
26. Tquaw Zegeye – one civilian 
– two rooms house 
– two oxen 
– 30k Birr 
– 700kg teff 
– two bees 
– killed 
– destroyed 
– slaughtered  
– looted 
– looted 
– lost 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean and Ethiopian  troops 
27.H/slassie Milay Ner’a – one room house 
– four piled up cereal
– destroyed 
– burnt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family Eritrean troops 
28. W/gebrieal Kahsu Tadelle– one civilian 
– one ox 
– killed 
– dead 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family Eritrean troops 
29.Teame G/het – three piled up cereal  – burnt Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family Eritrean troops 
30.Gedamu Kebedew– four piled up cereal– burnt Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family – eyewitnessEritrean troops
31.Aregawi Dade– one piled up cereal  – burnt Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family – eyewitnessEritrean troops
32.Gebru Tesfay– two piled up wheat 
– five sheep- one donkey 
– burnt
– slaughtered  
– killed 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops
33.Welay Tadesse – three piled up cereal– burntDugum Kilte Awlaelo– family – eyewitnessEritrean troops 
34.Araya Alemu – one piled up wheat – burnt Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family – eyewitnessEthiopian &  Eritrean troops 
35. Lemlem Hadush– one piled up wheat 
– full home furniture 
– burnt 
– looted 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family Eritrean troops 
36. Alem Tesfay – two piled up wheat 
– two piled up teff 
– burnt 
– burnt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family Ethiopian &  Eritrean troops 
37. Ameteyesus Zemariam – two piled up millet – burnt Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family Eritrean & Ethiopian troops 
38. Hailay Mesfin – one piled up teff– burntDugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean & Ethiopian troops 
39. H/hiwet Hailu – two piled up millet– burnt Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean & Ethiopian troops 
40. Birhan Bezabh– one piled up millet– burntDugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean & Ethiopian troops 
41.Brhanesh Beyen– one piled up wheat – burntDugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean & Ethiopian troops 
42.Tesfay Teka – one piled up wheat – burntDugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean & Ethiopian troops 
43.Genet Aredom–  one piled up wheat – burntDugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean & Ethiopian troops 
44.Tsegabirhan Desta– one piled up millet– burntDugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean troops 
45.Priest Kifle Adhane– one piled up wheat – burntDugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean & Ethiopian troops
46. Ataklti Atsbha Aregawi– one room house 
– full home furniture 
– two sheep
– destroyed 
– looted 
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean troops 
47. Fisha Beyene G/fiael– one room house 
– full home furniture 
– 100kg cereal  
– destroyed 
– looted 
– looted 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family – eyewitnessEritrean & Ethiopian troops
48.G/meskel G/gis G/fiael– one room house 
– one big solar 
– full home furniture 
– destroyed 
– looted 
– looted 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean troops 
49.H/Gereziher Mebrahtu– full home furniture 
– one piled up straw
– destroyed 
– brunt 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops
50. Teklay Alemu– one room house 
– full home furniture 
– destroyed 
– looted 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops
51.Hagos Hailu – one room house 
– full home furniture 
– destroyed 
– looted 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– family 
– eyewitness
Eritrean & Ethiopian troops
52.Gidey Tesfay Gebru– one room house 
– full home furniture
– twelve hens 
– one sheep  
– destroyed 
– looted 
– slaughtered  
– slaughtered 
Dugum Kilte Awlaelo– familyEritrean & Ethiopian troops

We thank Cherkos Hailay who translated this table from the Tigrinya version.

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  1. Mebrahtu Teklay Gebru

    The world is just sitting there and watch this happen that is crazy

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