Given the clear awareness of the gravity of the humanitarian crisis and the brutality of the siege, it was with utter dismay that Tigray and the world witnessed the hesitance of UNSC to take decisive action to break the siege on Tigray and the end of the use of collective punishment as a legitimate means of warfare after nearly 10 months of genocidal warfare. We urge the international community to recognize its responsibility to protect human life and dignity.
Federal institutions like Ethio-telecom, Ethiopia Electric Power and Utility, banks, Human Rights Commission, Office of Ombudsman, Ethiopia Revenue and Customs Authority and four federally administered universities employ around 29,000 people in Tigray. Mekelle University alone has more than ten thousand federal employees, including essential service providers at critical institutions such as Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Referral Hospital who have not been paid since June 2021. More than 130,000 civil servants in Tigray have not been paid for the months of June, July, and will go on three months without salaries if they are not paid their August wage.
While fighting between TDF/TPLF and ENDF/Amhara Forces continued on several fronts, OLA extended occupation of rural areas in Oromia Region and gained control over some important roads. There seems to be small to no appetite to start negotiating at this point: both sides are convinced that they will be able to achieve a decisive military victory within the coming months. Eritrea reportedly sent reinforcements to Western Tigray and might be preparing a new offensive. There is no more food available in Tigray and the humanitarian needs in other regions are also growing fast. The repression against ethnic Tigrayans in Addis Ababa and other parts of Ethiopia is continuing. PM Abiy Ahmed made a visit Asmara and to Turkey where he signed a military cooperation agreement.
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The humanitarian crisis in Tigray – when will the international community stop commentating and take action?
Abiy Ahmed has committed the act of treason by colluding with foreign forces to commit genocide on the people of Tigray. His genocidal war campaign against Tigray has caused untold suffering on the people of Tigray and has thrown the country into an even deeper political turmoil and economic crisis.
The Government of Tigray strongly repudiates the spurious allegation that child soldiers are serving and/or being trained in the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF). We assert in the strongest terms possible that the TDF is committed to international protocols prohibiting the recruitment of children for military training and children's engagement in armed hostilities. There has never been nor is there at this time a single child under the age of service training or serving with the TDF.
The people of Tigray were never an enemy to the Amhara, they are not today, nor will they ever be an enemy in the future. To other Ethiopians: uphold your responsibility to advocate for the perpetrators that committed atrocities during the war on Tigray to be held accountable. Do not enter into another round of destructive war against the people of Tigray, that the regime could not defeat even with the invitation of foreign invading force. We call upon you to say enough and refuse to a part of yet another catastrophe and carnage, and to engage in a befitting struggle that is beneficial for yourselves and your future history.
Open Letter to the UNSC from the Loved Ones of Tigrayan Peace Keepers and Other Officers Illegally Imprisoned by Ethiopian Govt
Tigray government condemns the brutal killing of MSF colleagues as the work of Ethiopian government, puts it in perspective, calls for independent investigation, and calls on the International Community to move beyond condemnation and take action.