If institutions like the UN do not amend their approach to the Tigray crisis, the suffering of millions will continue and likely increase in the coming months.
The cost of the war is felt by every one of Tigrayan identity, our current reality is characterized by loss - of family, of jobs, of homes - and we can not make future plans: no plan of marriage, business, or anything that can be done under normal circumstances. The war has put a halt on all personal and societal activities of a normal life.
Everyone was preparing food, water and other essentials for the day and early around 8 AM, just when they were about to leave the village, Eritrean troops came to the village by a military truck. The troops visited the houses, dragged the civilians and massacred them in their farmlands. They shot 21 people in total and 19 of them died, two survived but in severely wounded condition. They killed everyone they found in the village.
We have reported on the gruesome massacre took place on 5 and 6 January, 2021 in Debre Abay, Western Tigray. We also published a detailed report, in Tigrinya, which included the names of 59 of the more than 100 victims. We have now received photos of some of the victims, and the mass burials. We present them below.
Tigray’s grandchildren shall not wait for a century to even get recognition of what their forefathers went through, like what happened to the generations of Armenian survivors.
The ECFTR affirms the truthfulness of the message of Abune Mathias, and stresses that the atrocities exposed are only a small fraction of what is happening.
All of these horrifying acts included in the definition of ethnic cleansing have been committed in Western Tigray.
Will the world show the same compassion and heart that it demonstrated in 1984? Are there Tony Blair's whose lives will be changed by seeing Letebirhan's image? Are there Bob Geldof's still in the 21st century? Are there world-famous artists that can be moved into action?
Graphic images taken from the phone of an Ethiopian soldier in Tigray reveal ENDF soldiers posing for photo's with the body of their victim.
Re: Legal and human rights protection for persons of Tigrayan origin especially in the security sector including the military, intelligence, and police arbitrarily and illegally detained by the Ethiopian Government…