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Starved for Peace: The Humanitarian Response in Tigray after the Pretoria Agreement



By Duke Burbridge

According to the food distribution data collected by the Food Cluster in November, Tigray was still under a humanitarian blockade nearly a month after the Ethiopian government promised to allow and facilitate “unhindered humanitarian access” to Tigray. This new commitment to lift the siege of Tigray was part of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, signed November 2 in Pretoria, South Africa. 

Under the terms of the agreement, the Ethiopian government is compelled to end the use of weaponized starvation against the people of Tigray. Objectively, over the course of the “Tigray War”, denial of food and medicine have been the primary weapons of war used by the Ethiopian government and the primary target has been the civilian population of Tigray. Since November 2020, according to University of Ghent Professor Jan Nyssen, the humanitarian blockade is believed to have caused the death of between 350,000 and 500,000 civilians in Tigray through starvation and denial of healthcare. This is in addition to the 30,000 to 90,000 combat deaths. 

After Pretoria, humanitarian aid should be allowed to cross the line of control and provide food to civilian populations everywhere in Tigray. However, by the end of November, humanitarian assistance had still not been restarted in areas under military occupation, with some exceptions along the southern border with the Amhara region. The areas that remain blocked from humanitarian access include nearly all of the Northwestern zone and half of the Central and Eastern zones, which collectively represent more than half of the total population in need. Most critically, areas remaining under blockade tend also to be those that: 

  1. were hit hardest by the famine,
  2. bore the brunt of the Eritrean invasion, 
  3. had the greatest number of households displaced,
  4. were blocked from receiving aid for the longest amount of time.

In the week ending November 30, distribution reached only 1% (~36,000) of the 3.6 million civilians who need food urgently in the Northwestern, Central, and Eastern zones. This is despite two new supply routes running from Amhara directly into the Northwestern zone for the first time in a year and a surge in delivery of food to Tigray in the second half of November. 

It is worth noting that the humanitarian blockade does not get more legal as it gets smaller. It is a crime against humanity to intentionally starve any single district or town in Tigray. The entire Northwest zone and most of the Central zone had been under Ethiopian Federal control for more than a month by the end of November and food assistance was only beginning to reach a fraction of the households in need. In areas surrounding the capital, where the local Tigrayan government is believed to still control, the humanitarian response appears to be restarting without hinderance. 

Three Layers of the Blockade of Tigray

As noted by the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) report released in September, the blockade of Tigray is multidimensional. 

The Commission finds reasonable grounds to believe that the Federal Government and allied regional State governments have implemented a widespread range of measures designed to systematically deprive the population of Tigray of material and services indispensable for its survival, including healthcare, shelter, water, sanitation, education and food.

Report of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (Sep 19, 2022), p12

I try to tackle the complexity of the humanitarian blockade of Tigray on my UMD Media show “Tigray Humanitarian Update.” In the show, I describe three critical “layers” of obstruction, that have been used by the Ethiopian government to block humanitarian aid from reaching Tigrayan civilians. These layers involve the deliberate obstruction of (1) humanitarian supplies, (2) fuel for humanitarian dispatch within Tigray, and (3) access in Tigray to populations known to be at urgent need of food and medicine. It is important to note that the presence of any of the three layers can result in a complete denial of aid. 

Following the Cessation of Hostilities, I created a baseline from a snapshot of the state of each layer at the time of the agreement. Essentially, everyone in Tigray who resided outside of the capital of Mekelle were being blocked from receiving humanitarian assistance. This means that an estimated 90% of people in Tigray who need of outside food assistance according to the World Food Programme are being deliberately starved. The only reason why this 10% were not under the blockade was that the ban on fuel for humanitarian operations created a bottleneck for food that was delivered to Mekelle in August.

According to data from the Food Security and Logistics Clusters, over the course of 2022, Tigray was under a complete blockade for five of the first eleven months. For three months, sufficient food was allowed into Tigray to feed civilians in the capital, but the blockade on fuel restricted humanitarian assistance outside of Mekelle. In June, the restrictions on fuel were slightly eased to allow some food to be dispatched beyond the capital, but these were reimposed in July. It was not until August when there was enough food and fuel to deliver humanitarian aid everywhere in Tigray where access was not blocked by hostile military occupation. Fighting resumed in the last week of August and the Ethiopian government once again blocked all food and fuel coming into Tigray in September and October. 

In the first two weeks following the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, there was absolutely no progress towards lifting the blockade. In the second half of the month, supplies began to enter Tigray again and the addition of new supply lines into Tigray from Gondar and Kombulcha significantly reduced the need for fuel. However, the third layer of the blockade remained almost entirely intact by the end of the month. As of November 30, an estimated 60% of people in need in Tigray (or roughly 3.2 million people) remained entirely blocked from outside humanitarian assistance. 

Layer 1: Humanitarian Supplies (0% Blocked)

As of the end of November, this layer of the humanitarian blockade appears to have been lifted from Tigray. According to the Food Cluster, 53,500 MT of food entered Tigray over the 20-day period between Nov. 16 and Dec. 6. I have since been able to confirm that this amount is sourced to the two major international aid agencies transporting humanitarian cargo and not the Ethiopian government. 

While the amount reported by the Food Cluster is much smaller than some of the more outlandish claims made by the Ethiopian government, it is still a significant amount of food to enter Tigray over a 20-day period. Mathematically speaking, this is just barely enough food to feed the entire population in need for the time it took to deliver. After three months of complete blockade and another military offensive there is little to no food stock outside of Mekelle, which means that any delay in distribution or dispatch inside Tigray, or interruption in delivery of food to Tigray would be catastrophic.

Layer 2: Fuel (Est 10-25% blocked)

By opening additional supply corridors into Tigray, the need for fuel is reduced by a significant, though unknown amount. Prior to the resumption of conflict in August, humanitarian supplies were forced to enter Tigray almost exclusively through the Semera to Mekelle corridor. After arriving in Mekelle, supplies were then distributed throughout Tigray. However, due to the government ban on fuel for humanitarian operations in Tigray, August was the only month this year where the supply of fuel was sufficient for normal food distribution. 

The amount of fuel that has entered Tigray has not been confirmed but is reported as 415,000 liters by UNOCHA. This would have been about a quarter of what was previously needed, but without a more current estimate it is not possible to know if this is enough fuel to distribute food, water, and other life-saving assistance. 

Layer 3: Access (60% blocked)

The third blockade layer is still preventing a significant amount of people in need from accessing humanitarian assistance in Tigray. It is estimated that 60% of people in need in Tigray are being deliberately blocked from accessing humanitarian assistance during famine conditions. 

Over the past year, humanitarian assistance has been blocked to areas of Tigray under military occupation by the Ethiopian or Eritrean militaries or Amhara militias. Until September, this territory only included the Western Zone of Tigray and areas along the northern border with Eritrea. Particularly due to forced displacement from these regions, this blockade affected less than 5% of the total population in need in Tigray. 

However, after the resumption of conflict, the Ethiopian-Eritrean coalition began gaining more ground, including major population centers in the Northwestern Zone like Sheraro and Shire, which were also hosting hundreds of thousands of displaced Tigrayans. After taking Shire in mid-October, the Eritrean-Ethiopian advance accelerated into the Central Zone and by the end of the month an estimated 70% of Tigray was once again under occupation. 

Parting Thoughts and Conclusions

While the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement should have resulted in unhindered humanitarian access in occupied areas of Tigray, this has clearly not happened for the overwhelming majority of people in need. There have been no objections raised by any influential international actor or donor country about the ongoing failure to reach civilians in Tigray who are likely at the greatest risk of starvation. There has been an alarming but expected silence from the African Union monitoring team that Secretary Anthony Blinken pledged to support after his recent meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

It can only be assumed that the peace process has gone as expected following the Pretoria Accords. The silence of the African Union; lead negotiators, special envoys, and State Department officials, appears to demonstrate that the continued starvation of Tigrayan civilians was accepted as collateral damage. The appeasement approach towards Ethiopian has been consistent for more than a year of glacial progress, which has only been possible through the sacrifice of Tigrayan families. With an agreement now in hand, the world must now recognize where the Ethiopian government is not honoring its commitment. As long as civilians in dire need of food are still being deliberately blocked from receiving humanitarian assistance anywhere in Tigray, the peace process will continue to represent a crime against humanity.

(Duke will continue to monitor humanitarian access in Tigray and regularly update this column until the humanitarian blockade of Tigray has been completely lifted. He is also the host of the Tigray Humanitarian Update on UMD Media’s YouTube channel.)

Duke Burbridge was a Senior Research Associate at the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD) for fifteen years where he provided research support for community-based peacebuilding programs in conflict-affected countries such as Pakistan, Yemen, and Colombia. During his time at ICRD, Mr. Burbridge also conducted research on the role of education in radicalization and recruitment into violent extremist groups in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the role of conservative religious leaders in countering violent extremism in Yemen and North and East Africa. He left the field in 2021 to write a book on reforming outside-led peacebuilding. He has put the book on hold to raise awareness of the genocide taking place in Tigray.

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  1. Kalayu Haile

    December 24, 2022 at 10:03 am

    ለትግራይ ሕዝብ ለ ፩፯ ዓመታት ክቡር ሕይወታችን በሰጡና ደማቸውን ባፈሰሱ ውድ የትግራይ ልጆች ስም የተሰበሰበውና የተዋቀረው የህውሓት ድርጅት የማፍያዎች ስብስብ ነው፤፤ይህ ድርጅት በመላው የትግራይ ሕዝብ ስም ሲዘርፍ የቆየ ሲሆን ያረጀ ያፈጀ የማኦ ቻይናዊ ማኒፌስቶውን ያልተቀበለውን የትግራይ ተወላጆችን የተለያዩ ስሞችን እየለጠፈ ሲያስርና ሲያንገላታ ቆይቷል፥፥የትግራይን ሕዝብን በከተማና በመንደር እንዲሁም በጎጥ እየከፋፈለ የአድዋ፥ሺሬ፤አዲግራት፤ማይጨው ወዘተ ልጆች እያለ ሲከፋፍል የቆየው ይኸው የአድዋ ማፊያ ድርጅት የፈለገውን ሲሾም ሌላውን ደግሞ ከሥራ ገበታ ከመኖሪያው ሲያፈናቅል ኖሯል አሁንም በዚሁ የክፋት ሥራው ተጠምዷል፥፥ህውሃት የመላው ትግራይ ህዝብ ጠላት ና ከሥልጣኑ በፊት የሚያስቀድመው የሌለ እና ለሥልጣኑ ሲል የብዙዎችን ሕፃናትና አረጋውያን ና እህቶች ሕይወት ሲገብር ቆይቷል አሁንም እያጠፋ በጅምላ እንዲጨፈጨፉ እያደረገ ነው፥፥ህውሃትና በሥልጣን ዘመኑ ህውሃት ወደ ሃብታም ሀገራት ወደ ውጭ የላካቸው የወንበዴው ተወላጆች የሀሳብ ልዩነት የማይቀበሉ ና ከነርሱ የተለየ ሀሳብ ያለውን የትግራይ ተወላጅ ነፍጠኛ፥ሻቢያ ወዘተ በማለት ከነርሱ ሲያገሉትና ፀያፍ ቃላትን ሲሰነዝሩ ይደመጣሉ፥፥አሁንም ይህ ማፊያ ቡድንና ቃል አቀባይ ተብየው ጌታቸው ረዳን ጨምሮ ተጨማሪ ዕልቂት በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ከማምጣታቸው በፊት ከሥልጣን ይነሱ፥፥እንደ ደቡብ አፍሪካው ስምምነት ህውሃት ሕጋዊ የትግራይ መንግሥት ሊሆን አይችልም አይገባምም፥፥

    Down down mafia TPLF ; TPLF has legitimate power in Tigray soon after the peace deal signed . Remove TPLF including its spokesperson Getachew Reda!!TPLF was dividing people of Tigray and only chosen fans and familiy members of TPLF leaders were able to get job, and treated Humanely. TPLF is expressing its indifference while thousands of poor people of Tigray were subjected to internal displacement , massacre , and hunger.

    Down down TPLF and its fans in Diaspora!!

  2. Downdown downTPLF

    December 22, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    ትግሓት በትግራይ ጦርነት ሰለባዎች ሕጻናትና አረጋውያት ስም የተመሠረት የንግድ ድረገፅ ነው፤፤ማይክራፎን ሚዲያ ሀገረ ትግራይ ና ሌሎችም የዲያስፖራ ዩቱበሮች ዓላማ አንድ ናአንድ ነው በድኃ ስም ገንዘብ መሰብሰብና አቴንሽ በመሳብ ታዋቂነትን ማትረፍ ነው፤፤ትግሓት የወያኔ ተላላኪ የሚያሽከክረው የወያኔ መተንፈሻ ሳንባ ነው ትግሃት በአምስተርዳም ተቀማጭነቱን ያደረገ የንግድ ድርጅት ና የወያኔ ቃላቀባይ ነው የትግራይ ሕዝብ ወያኔን አይፈልግም ሥልጣኑን ለማቆየት ሲል የትግራይ ወጣት የሚገብር የፖለቲካዊ ጣኦት ምሳሌ ነውው ምናልባትም ወያኔ ባካበተው ገንዘብ ስፖንሰር የሚደረግ መሆኑን ብዙዎች ይናገራሉ ወያኔ በጫጉላ ዘመኑ ወደ ውጭ የላካቸው የጌታቸው ረዳ ተላላኪዎች ናቸውው ወያኔ ሥልጣኑን ያስረክብ
    Tghat is administered by fans of weyane, tplf based in amsterdam with the goal of amsassing money while pretending to be protigray.Many are running their own youtube by monetising tigray war and geocide of tigray for private goal by telling lies and supporting weyane and depcting getachew reda as hero while hiding himself in the tunnel and endangering the poor youth. Weyane step down now
    Down down Getachew reda, step down before forcefully be ousted by Tegaru

    • downdownTPLF

      December 22, 2022 at 5:06 pm

      ትግሓት በትግራይ ጦርነት ሰለባዎች ሕጻናትና አረጋውያት ስም የተመሠረት የንግድ ድረገፅ ነው፤፤ማይክራፎን ሚዲያ ሀገረ ትግራይ ና ሌሎችም የዲያስፖራ ዩቱበሮች ዓላማ አንድ ናአንድ ነው በድኃ ስም ገንዘብ መሰብሰብና አቴንሽ በመሳብ ታዋቂነትን ማትረፍ ነው፤፤ትግሓት የወያኔ ተላላኪ የሚያሽከክረው የወያኔ መተንፈሻ ሳንባ ነው ትግሃት በአምስተርዳም ተቀማጭነቱን ያደረገ የንግድ ድርጅት ና የወያኔ ቃላቀባይ ነው የትግራይ ሕዝብ ወያኔን አይፈልግም ሥልጣኑን ለማቆየት ሲል የትግራይ ወጣት የሚገብር የፖለቲካዊ ጣኦት ምሳሌ ነውው ምናልባትም ወያኔ ባካበተው ገንዘብ ስፖንሰር የሚደረግ መሆኑን ብዙዎች ይናገራሉ ወያኔ በጫጉላ ዘመኑ ወደ ውጭ የላካቸው የጌታቸው ረዳ ተላላኪዎች ናቸውው ወያኔ ሥልጣኑን ያስረክብ
      Tghat is administered by fans of weyane, tplf based in amsterdam with the goal of amsassing money while pretending to be protigray.Many are running their own youtube by monetising tigray war and geocide of tigray for private goal by telling lies and supporting weyane and depcting getachew reda as hero while hiding himself in the tunnel and endangering the poor youth. Weyane step down now
      Down down Getachew reda, step down before forcefully be ousted by Tegaru

    • Getachew reddda and the rest of TPLF leaders need be ousted NOW

      December 23, 2022 at 1:16 pm

      mr Nebula salome Kinfu wrote the ensuing phrase”“The constitution will be adjusted so it will serve all the people of Ethiopia equally including Tigrayans” that is why it was kept put inside the inverted comma. It was written by warmongers who don’t want see peace in Tigray but they accept the portion of the peace deal signed in Nairobi as they see it a way to get TDF disarmed and hold Welkayit for ever. However, we want to see getachew reda , and other TPLF leaders be ousted as they are subtly using the safety of the Tigray for their own political agenda and power. Why can’t protect their own people who was serving them as shield and brought them back to power. Once after the peace deal signed more than 3000 people massacred mercilessly in a week’s time . And TPLF leaders and their generals (controlled by tplf ) are doing nothing about it. WE have never seen Tigrai TV airing the suffering and massacre of the people of Tigray .TDF is fully controlled by TPLF . so, it is obvious that TDF stands and created for the power of handful demagogue leaders like getachew.Reda. We were mistakenly believing that TDF fights back for the people of Tigray but in reality for prolonging the days of TPLF, since TPLF leaders were expelled from town, emperial palace. It is crystal clear for everyone that you will be outraged when your masters are under fire but we are telling you the fact on the ground . We see in our naked eyes while TPLF leaders ordering TDF to disarm it self and leave its stronghold when Eritrean soldiers and fanos massacring innocent civilans including pregnant women.That is why we say TDF stands and fight for TPLF but not for people of Tigray. We know most of you were sent to overeseas by TPLF leaders and it is duly you argue here in favor of TPLF leaders. . Wunat should lead TIgray , TPLF down down ……..down …….

      MR Nebula , you are the one fond of ethiopia ; your masters TPLF leaders were seen hanging ethiopian flag in a way to show their allegiance to PP , USA and AU. They go far beyond that and their showed us their negligence and carefree attitude by remaining silent when the people of Tigray were massacred brutally by fanos, eritrean troops and their supporters in their own land. We know you most of your diaspora tegrau and youtubers are seeking attention, and make money in the name of people of Tigray. That is why you are airing lies intending to attract people while concealing the damage caused to Tigray and the rate of casualities in TDF.
      የሰላም ስምምነቱ ሳምንት ባልሞላ ውሥጥ የኢትዮጵያ ባንዲራ ስታንጠለጥሉ ኢትጵያ ኢትዮጵያስትሉ የሰማናቹ አንተና የህውሃት መሪዎች ናቹ አሽቃባጮች፥፥እናንተ ለገዛ ነፍሳቹ ለማዳን ስትሉ ወደ ግራይ ስትፈረጥጡ ከትግራይ ውጭ የሚኖር ትግራዋይ ብሔር ስም የተለጠፈበት የቀበሌ መታወቂያ ሰጥታቹ አስጨፈጨፋችሁት፥፥ለስልጣናቹ እንጂ የሕዝባቹ ደህንነት እንደማይገዳቹ በተለያዩ ጊዜያት አረጋግጣችሗል ፥፥ህውሃት በሚመራት ሀገርና ቀበሌ ፈፅሞውንም ፍጥ ናሚዛናዊ አስተዳደር ይጠበቅም፤፤ማፍያዎች ናቹ ህውሃት ካብ ሥልጣን ኵዉገድ ጥራይ እዩ ዘድልይ ፥፥ንብፆቶም ምህረት ዘይብሎም ቀተልቲ አመፅቲ ለያቡ እዮም፥፥ክዕለዩ አለዎም፥፥

      Down down mafia TPLF and TDF must stand and protect people of Tigray !!

  3. Nobel Media. Photo: A. Mahmoud Abiy Ahmed Ali

    December 21, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Nobel Media. Photo: A. Mahmoud
    Abiy Ahmed Ali
    The Nobel Peace Prize 2019
    Born: 15 August 1976, Beshasha, Ethiopia
    Role: Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Prize motivation: “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”
    Prize share: 1/1
    A historic peace agreement
    Abiy Ahmed Ali took up the post of Prime Minister of Ethiopia in April 2018. The country was ravaged by a protracted conflict with its neighbour, Eritrea, over a disputed border area. An international arbitration commission ruled in favour of Eritrea in 2002, but the Ethiopian government refused to accept the ruling. After 16 years of “no war, no peace” between the two countries, Abiy Ahmed broke the deadlock and accepted the decision. In September 2018, he and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a historic peace agreement.
    Abiy Ahmed has also engaged in other peace and reconciliation processes in and around the Horn of Africa. In his own country, he granted an amnesty to political prisoners and abolished press censorship. He also focused on empowering women. In a short time, the country’s president, Federal Supreme Court president and half of the ministers in his government were women, including the Minister of Peace.
    Democratisation poses serious challenges in a country with 100 million inhabitants and more than 80 different ethnic groups. In 2019, Ethiopia, a country with no tradition of free elections and democracy, was still racked by major internal conflicts. At the time Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize, there was considerable suspense as to whether he would succeed in fulfilling his promise of free and fair elections in 2020.

  4. Stop genocide in Tigray and Oromia-stop killing innocent civilians of all ethnic bacground

    December 18, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    ሁለት መቶ የሚደርሱ የኢንተርናሽናል ቴኳንዶ አሰልጣኞች በአማራ ክልል ይገኛሉ ከአምሓራ ሚዲያ ኮርፖሬሽን እንደ ዘገበው፤፤ለጠቅላላ ዕውቀት ካልን ለሚስተር ጎጃም(Gojam) መልስ ጥቂት ማለት ይቻላል፤፤በነገራችን ላይ ህውሃት እናንተን አስተምሮና አሰልጥኖ በተለያዩ የመንግሥት መዋቅር ውሥጥ በከፍተኛ አመራር እና በቀበሌዎች ውሥጥ አድራጊና ፈጣሪ አርጎ ሾሟቹህ ና ሥልጣን አጋርቷቹህ እንደነበር የቅርብ የታሪክ መዛግብት ምስክሮች ናቸው፤፤በደርግ ዘመን ዘበኛ፣መምህር፣የፅዳት ሠራተኛ ወይም ማንኛውንም ሥራ ይሠራ የነበረ ሁሉ በዚያው በነበረበት የሥራ መሥክ ለረጅም ዓመታት ካልሆነም እስከ ሕይወቱ ፍፃሜ ያገለግል ነበር ነገርግን ሕውሓት ሥልጣን በያዘበት ዘመን ማንኛውም ሰው ተምሮ ሥራ መቀየርና ማደግ ችሏል፤፤ በህውሃት የሥልጣን ዘመን ኑሮ ውድነቱ ምክንያት ህውሃት ሁሉን ነገር ወደ መቀሌ ወይም ትግራይ እያጓጓዙ ሥለሆነ ነው የሚል የፈጠራ ና ነጭ ውሸት ምክንያት መላው ሕዝብ በህውሃት ባለሥጣናትና በትግራይ ተወላጆች ላይ በጠላትነት ስሜት እንዲነሳሳ ያደረጋችሁበት ምክንያት ነበር፤፤ኑሮ ውድነት ያናወዘው ኢትዮጵያዊ ተንኮልና ሸረኝነት የተመላበት የናንተን ሀሰት እውነት ነው ብሎ ተቀበለ፥፥ ታዲያ በዘመነ ኢትዮ ሻዕቢያ መንግሥት አሁን ለሚታየው የዋጋ ግሽበት ና ኑሮ ውድነት መላምት ወይም ሀሰታዊ መክንያቶቻችሁን መስማት እንፈልጋለን፤፤በነገራችን ላይ ሕዝባችን ተራበ ተፈናቀለ ትሉናላቹ ሌላውን ማህበረሰብ ስትገድሉና ሥታፈናቅሉ ደካማ የሆነው ወገናቹ የናንተው ግፍ ገፈት ቀማሽ አይሆንም ብላቹ አስባቹ ነበርን፧ ሌላውደግሞ ከትግራይ ግዛቶች የሰረቃቹሗቸው እህል፤ንብረቶች በጎንደር ለሽያጭ ስታቀርቧቸው ታያቹ እንጂ ተራበ ተፈናቀለ ለምትሉት አማራ በእርዳታ የገባን እህል ስትለግሱት አልታየም፤፤ይልቁንም የሚገርመው ግን የትግራይ ሠራዊት በገባባቸው የአምሓራ ከተሞች የተሰበረ ድልድይ ሲጠግን ፥የአምሓራ ክልል ተወላጆችን የመሠረታዊ ግልጋሎቶች ተጠቃሚ ሲያደርጋቸው ተስተውሏል፤፤ በመሠረቱ እናንተ በቤተሰቦቻችንና በመላው ሕዝባችን ላይ የፈፀማችሁትን ጭፍጬፋና ግፍ በማንኛውም ህብረ ብሔር ላይ እንዲደርስ አንፈልግም፤፤በአረመኔዊ ሁኔታ በጅምላ የተጨፈጨፈን የሕዝባችንን ሕይወት ስለማይመልስ፤ነፍስ ስለማይዘራለት፤፤እና ዳግመኛ ከሞት አያነሳም፤፤ነገር ግን የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋ ወንጀለኞች የትም ይኑሩ የትኛውንም የሥልጣን ካባ ይከናነቡ ለፍርድ መቅረብ አለባቸው፥፥ ዕርቅ ና ሰላም ያለ ፍትሕ ትርጉም አይሰጡም ዘላቂነትም የላቸውም፤፤ በዚህ አጋጣሚ በማንኛውም ባልታጠቁ ንፁሓን ላይ የሚፈፀም ግድያ፤ዝርፊያና ለስደት የሚዳርጉ ኢሰብአዊ ድርጊቶች ሁሉ እንቃወማለን፥፥የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ መሪዎችና መምህራን በንፁሓን ላይ የሚፈፀም ግድያና ግፍ መኮነንና ማውገዝ አለባቸው፤፤አንድ ሰው ስማችንን እና ክብራችንን አጎደፈ ብለው መግለጫ ከማውጣት በፊት ከሁሉ በፊት የሰው ህይወት ክቡር መሆኑን አስምረዉበት በንፁሓን ሕፃናት፤እናቶች፤አባቶች፤አረጋውያንና ወጣቶች የሚደርሰውን ግፍ ፥ሠዉ ሠራሽ ረሀብ በይፋ መቃውም አለባቸው፤፤ምክንያቱም በቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያንፊት በአሥተምህሮዋ አንፃር ማላት ነው ሰው ሁሉ ብሔር፤እድሜ ፤ፆታ ወዘተ ሳይለይ አንድ ነው ሁሉም ክቡር ነው፤፤አንዱን በሌላው ላይ ማነሳሳትም ሆነ ጅምላ ጭፍጨፋን በኢትዮጵያዊነትና በቤተክርቲያኗ አንድነት ስም ወይም ካባ መደገፍ እውነተኛው የቤተክርስቲያኗ አሥተምህሮ አካል አይደለም፤፤በዘመናችን የተፈፀመ ያለው አረመኔያዊ ግድያ ቤተክርስቲያኗ ምዕመናኖቿን አሥራት በኩራት ምፅዋት እንዲለግሱ ከማነፅ በቀር በሥርዓቱ በስነምግባር እንዲታነፁ ያደረገቸው አሥተዋፆዖ አናሳ መሆኑን ያሳያል፤፤ይባሥ ብሎ አነርሱ ራሳቸው የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋን ሲቀሰቅሱና ሲባርኩ ታይተዋል፤፤ከአሁኑ የከፋ ጭፍጨፋና ስደት ሳያስከትል የቤተክርስቲያኗ አባቶች ድምፃቸውን እንዲያሰሙና የቤተክርስቲያኗ ምዕመናንን በቃላቸውና በምክራቸው ቢታደጉ እንላለን፤፤ቡራኪያቸውና ምዕዳናቸው ከቤተክርስቲያኗ ተከታዮች አልፎ በዘመናችን እየደረሰ ላለው መከራ ገፈት ቀማሾች የሆኑ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሁሉ ሊደርስና ሊያካትት ይገባል፤፤አብራሃማውያን፤የአብርሃም ልጆች የሁሉ አባቶችና ልጆች በመሆናቸው፥፥ Stop the genocide of Tegaru, Oromos, Amhara, Gurage, Kimant, Irob etc Eritreans and Fanos out of Tigray and Oromia . Ring leaders of the current genocide in Tigray and Oromia should be brought to justice!! We all need indepedent Tigray for lasting peace, stability and harmony for our future generation

  5. Stop genocide of Oromo, Amhara ,Tegaru, Gurage etc

    December 17, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን መሪዎች የቤተክርስቲያኗ ተከታዮች በዘግናኝ ሁኔታ በአርአያ አምላክ የተፈጠረን ሰው ዘር ተኮር በሆነ ምክንያት ብቻ ሲያርዱ ና ሰውነቱን እንደ ከብት ሲቀረድዱ እያዩና እየሰሙ ፥ ይህን በዘመናችን የማይታሰብ የአረመኔነት ተግባር መኰነን ና ማውገዝ ሲገባቸው የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን መሪዎች እንድን ሰው ለማሳሰር ሲሉ ክስ ሲመሠረቱ ይታያሉ፥፥ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን መሪዎች ዘር ጎሣ ሃይማኖት ሳይለዩ በኦሮሞ፥አማራ፤አገው፥ጉራጌ፤ጉምዝ፤ተጋሩ ና በሌሎችም ብሔሮች ላይ የሚፈፀሙ ጭፍጨፋዎች ስደትና መከራን መቃወም እና ማውገዝ ይገባቸዋል፤፤ ይህ የጅምላ ግድያና ስደት ወዳልገባባቸው ከተሞችና ቦታዎች ከመድረሱና ና አላስፈላጊ ተጨማሪ የሰው ህይወት ጥፋት ከማከተሉ በፊት ከአሁኑ እልባት ማቆሚያ ይበጅለት፤፤ነገ የፍንፍኔም ሆነ የሌሎች ከተሞች ነዋሪዎች የዚህ መከራ ገፈት ቀማሾች ላለመሆናቸው ምንም ዋሥትና የለም፤፤ የገዢው ፓርቲ ይህን ማስቆም ካልቻለ በሰላማዊ መልኩ ሥልጣን ይልቀቅ፥፥ንፁሓንን የሚያርዱና የሚያፈናቅሉ ሁሉ ለፍርድ ይቅረቡ፥፥

  6. Dispose Abiy Ahmed for enduring peace and stability

    December 17, 2022 at 10:04 am

    You may need to expose those deep pocketed men, probably hold US citizenship, living in USA for their support to Abiy Ahmed , killing Oromos, Amhara , Tegaru, Gurage, Kimant, Gumuz, etc

    The above people are mainly from Amhara region, and they are indifferent to the mass killings, and displacement of Amhara .Their actions and support to abiy ahmed, genocidal leader, are sufficient evidences for their role in the killings of innocent civilians. Washington DC maire also reportedly given a land in addis Ababa. That is the reason why foreign leaders do want to keep Abiy Ahmed in power.

    Stop killing Oromos, Amhara, Tegaru and all other ethnic memnbers in Ethiopia. Oust Abiy Amed to enjoy lasting peace and stability.

  7. Remove PP and TPLF from power

    December 16, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Down Down TPLF

    Remove Getachew Redaa and all his co-political leaders from power. Getachew was lying many a time about the massacre of our people , 800,000 deaths, while publicly stating that we gonna come up with remarkable victory soon, within a week time.
    In doing so, he endangered the lives of many . He and his cliques are not doing anything when Tgrayans are massacred everyday by eritreans and fanos after the peace deal in an attempt to meet the interest of PP, US and AU leaders .

    Remove Tplf leaders and give power to Baitona or Tigray indepedence party.
    desperate times call for desperate measures, this crucial time need competent leaders not those who bow down before foreign mercenaries!!!

  8. Esayas

    December 16, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    The people who can change this are not willing to act decisively. The state department is not willing to act decisively. But why?

  9. Remove TPLF from power including getachew reda

    December 16, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Down down TPLF, Hiwhat,

    TPLF must not lead Tigray ; it’s poor ladership is causing furthermore massacre in Tigray even after the peace deal.

    Eritreans and fanos out of Tigray

    TPLF is working the hardest only only for power but pretending as if stood for the people of Tigray

    Stop genocide against Tigray, Oromia , Amhara , Gurage, Kimant , Agew , Irob etc all ethnicities.

  10. None

    December 16, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Wrong map. Why is part of Eritrea’s territory included in Ethiopian northern region(tigray)? Please fix it!

  11. Tsegay

    December 15, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Amazing report

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