“A massacre had taken place in one village. When we got there the village was deserted, a ghost town. You could hear the wind whizzing through the streets. Doors rattle. The clinic had been robbed. Employees fled.” After a short stay, Bil met some people. “They are traumatized, frightened, the fear is visible on their faces. Wounded people in the bush do not dare to be treated because they are afraid of being arrested.
These mercenaries of the ‘junta’ sought to defame the good name and reputation of our country and military and in collusion with other Tigrinya speakers employed at the UN and other places
On Nov. 4, 2020, the Abiy Administration declared war on the Tigray regional state. Since then, numerous war crimes, human rights violence and genocidal actions have been committed. What are some of the war crimes?
What started as a political crisis ended up in one of the bloodiest wars in the world, and the first conventional war in African soil conducted with such a massive scale of high-precision fighter drone missile bombardment. To Tigray, the last 110 Days have been days of mass killings, rampant rapes, disappearances, internal displacement and migration, looting and destruction of health facilities and schools, intentional killing of domestic animals, burning of crops, blockage of humanitarian aid, communication blackout, electricity blackout in most parts of Tigray.
Given the vindictive nature of the Eritrean leader, that the Isaias regime would use any opportunity to inflict heavy damage on Tigray was not unexpected. It is rather the extent of its involvement and the barbaric nature of its troops—their utter depravity, brutality and irreverence—that have caught many by surprise.
We present here a photo essay of the different protests taking places across the globe wherever Tigrayans live. For more than 3 months, Tigrayans across the world have been living in fear for the country as a humanitarian crisis driven by continuing armed conflict ravages the Tigray region.
Whether to save Ethiopia or not remains to be up to the people of Tigray to decide, Getachew believes. “Our agenda right now, above all else, is to free Tigray from the invasion. Once Tigray is free, we will accept what the people of Tigray choose. I don’t have any substantive reason I can present to my supporters and opponents (in Tigray) whether Ethiopia should continue to exist or not,” he said.
As far as I am concerned what you are doing now is tantamount to breaking someone’s leg on purpose and then donating a wheelchair to aid with their mobility. Because it’s the same force that you blessed and sent who has come here to massacre us.
International pressure is mounting for the Ethiopian government to allow "unlimited humanitarian access" to the region, which is threatened by hunger and abuses by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops. A situation that could destabilize the entire Horn of Africa.
‘formal’ humanitarian aid has not reached the millions of people who are in dire need of food aid in Tigray. This has also been confirmed by government officials and humanitarian workers who are operating on the ground. In some towns, people were required to sign that they received more food assistance (grains) than they actually did. Use of starvation as weapon of war was the common thread in many of the testimonies received.