The state of affairs in Tigray according to two Tigrayan residents of Mekelle

Have you ever been in a situation where your former teacher tells "I have nothing to eat" and there is nothing you can do to help him? Have you ever been in a situation where a doctor treating patients collapses from hunger? Have you ever been in a situation where in almost every few steps in the street, children ask you " I am hungry"? Have you ever been in a situation where your friend tells you "I hadn't eaten anything since yesterday" and yet there is nothing you can offer him? How would you feel if you were experiencing this everyday and yet there is no way you can help with?

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Ayder Doctors and Health Professionals: “Hoping Against Hope!”
Patient Rute from Abi Adi

Ayder Doctors and Health Professionals: “Hoping Against Hope!”

We, the Doctors and other health professionals of Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital – College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, hear and experience firsthand the daily suffering our patients are enduring. As we had solemnly sworn an oath to protect and save our patients from suffering, the least we could do on difficult days like these ones is to become their voice and ventilate their sufferings for the world to hear.

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Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands abandons Abiy Ahmed and seeks asylum in the USA.
Ambassador Million Samuel presenting Letter of Credence to King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands in The Hague

Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands abandons Abiy Ahmed and seeks asylum in the USA.

Million Samuel, the ambassador of Ethiopia to The Hague, Netherlands has abandoned the Abiy regime and fled to the United States after he received a letter about the plan to…

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An August 21 NGO worker’s raw notes of his visit to the Koraro village in Tigray

My household assets (food and non-food commodities) have been looted. When I come back to my home from the mountain after staying for weeks there I found only the building and roofing of my house’. She added ‘We were able to get three rounds of food aid up to May, 2021. Since June 2021 I and my family were living by borrowing from different people in the Tabia and sometimes people gave us cooked food/slice of Enjera. For the last one month, we never had any ‘Wot’ (saus) to the Enjera we ate; we simply eat Enjera with salt or water and today I am worrying what I will feed my children and if we will not have some food aid in the coming few days, we will die’. Finally, we stopped asking her because we could not tolerate to hear additional grim news from her. My colleague gave her around 400 Birr which we had in our pocket and traveled back to Mekelle.

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We see daily one or two dead bodies with their hands tied behind their backs floating on the river Tekeze

Western Tigray is a scene of of crime: ethnic cleansing, forced removal, massacres, executions and throwing people to the Tekeze river. The land is being changed through burning, confiscation and severing infrastrutura connections to the rest of Tigray. In many towns, no Tigrayans are left. "There are no Tigrayans here," said an Amhara contact in Dansha when asked if there are Tigrayans left in there.

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Tigrayans: from Saudi Detention Centers to Ethiopia’s Concentration Camps

Federal and Afar police started raiding their hotel rooms, beating them, confiscating their property and money and detaining them without any reason. Many eyewitnesses told Tghat police stormed into their rooms at 1 PM, while they were sleeping. They gathered them around Semera Stadium without food, shelter and water. Some 500 first detainees from them have been taken to SNNP concentration camps. Another 500 people are still inside what they have been told is a Red Cross Compound at the side of Semera Stadium.

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