On November 4, 2020, unelected Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed declared a genocidal war on Tigray, the northernmost regional state of Ethiopia, in collaboration with President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki. Since then, his administration has limited and/or blocked access to, aid, food, water, electricity, telecommunications, health services, and banking services for millions of Tigrayan civilians.
Under the leadership of Abiy and Isaias, the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF), Amhara Special Forces, and Amhara militias (Fano) have committed genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes against the people of Tigray. Acts perpetrated by these forces include: ethnic cleansing, massacres, extrajudicial killings, man-made famine, and weaponized sexual and gender-based violence (including rape and gang rape). Additionally, tens of thousands of Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia have been ethnically profiled, abducted, arrested, and taken to concentration and internment camps.
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900K+in famine conditions
2M+in the brink of famine
5.2Mare in need of emergency aid
2.3Mchildren need humanitarian assistance
600K+Tigrayan civilians killed (estimated)
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The Tragedy of Western Tigray: A Continuous Cycle of Crimes and the Deliberate Destruction of Evidence
Western Tigray, located in Ethiopia’s northernmost region of Tigray, has been a scene of horrific crimes since the onset of the war on Tigray on November 4, 2020. A joint investigation conducted by Amnesty International (AI) and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) concludes that Tigrayans living in Western Tigray have experienced a “relentless campaign of […]
OMNA TIGRAY – MARCH 2023 SITUATION REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The genocidal war on Tigray, which officially began when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared war on November 4, 2020, is the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world. Over the last 28 months, an estimated 600,000 people have died in Tigray, and more than 2 million have been displaced. Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Amhara […]
Omna Tigray: On Ethiopia’s Attempts to Terminate the ICHREE’s Mandate and Evade Accountability and Justice
On February 15, 2023, during his opening remarks to the Executive Council Session of the African Union, Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen expressed Ethiopia’s plan to propose “a resolution for the Council’s consideration on terminating the [International Commission of Human Rights Experts’ (ICHREE)] mandate.” The unprecedented forthcoming resolution calls into question Ethiopia’s commitment to […]
An Attack on Education is an Attack on Life Itself
As efforts to reopen schools in Tigray are underway, one thinks about the students whose lives have been drastically changed, interrupted, or even lost due to the ongoing Tigray Genocide. Out of an estimated 2.3 million school-aged children in Tigray, 1.7 million have been out of school for the last three academic years. Nearly 90% […]
OMNA TIGRAY – FEBRUARY 2023 SITUATION REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY It has been 27 months since the deadliest war of the 21st century broke out in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Officially declared on November 4, 2020, this war in which Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), Eritrean forces, and Amhara forces launched an all-out attack against the 7+ million people of Tigray, has killed an […]
OMNA TIGRAY – JANUARY 2023 SITUATION REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY It has been 26 months since the Ethiopian government declared a genocidal war on Tigray. In that time, the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF) and regional forces from the neighboring Amhara region have committed war crimes, crimes against humanity, and acts of genocide throughout Tigray. Due to the Ethiopian […]
Exploring Justice & Accountability for Tigray
I’ll first start with the pretext that I am not a lawyer by any means, nor do I have a complex understanding of international law or policies regarding human rights violations. But, I consider myself a decent listener and have learned quite a bit from speaking to people who work in these spaces. The following […]
The Ethiopian and Eritrean governments have deliberately attacked, destroyed, and looted Tigrayan heritage sites since waging a genocidal war in November 2020. The Tigrayan Orthodox Church is among the victims. The invading forces recognize the importance of the Tigrayan Orthodox Church to the Tigrayan community. For generations, the church has been an anchor of Tigrayan […]
OMNA TIGRAY – DECEMBER 2022 SITUATION REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY December 2022 marks the 25th month of the genocidal war on Tigray, the world’s largest and deadliest war. The last two years of attacks by Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF), and Amhara regional forces and militia have devastated this region of about 7 million people in a myriad of […]