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 use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and denial of humanitarian access are very serious breaches of IHL so how should the UNSC respond?
Tigrayans and those who care about the people of Tigray are calling for urgent action to put an end to human rights violations. Above all, the UNSC members must demand Abiy Ahmed to take concrete measures to stop the war before it is too late. He should not be allowed to hide behind “sovereignty and territorial integrity” and continue, unchecked, to violate the human rights of Tigrayans. If he as a head of government cannot protect civilians, someone else should.
These markers have not only been met, with the continuous stream of reports of atrocities that are ongoing, they have been exceeded. It is inconceivable that in light of all of this the world can ignore Tigray Genocide any longer.