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.
After Abiy Ahmed declared war on Tigray, life has not been the same for Tigrayans. There were reports of harassment, discrimination, and abuse of Tigrayans by government officials. Tigrayan top military officers and members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) were not even spared. All ethnic Tigrayans who were serving ENDF have been disarmed, many of them are detained and unjustly imprisoned since the beginning of the war.