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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Omna Tigray urges the United Nations and all countries globally to take immediate action using their complete power to stop the genocide in Tigray and advocate for an end to the war.
Open Letter to the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States
Dear President Biden, We, the signatories on this letter, are United States of America Professional Women with families in Tigray and Eritrea. We would like to take this opportunity to share the magnitude of the human rights violations that are costing thousands of lives every day, and causing destruction and distress to women, girls, and […]
Preserving Tigrayan Identity
“Genocide destroys the group by destroying what unifies individuals into one group, that is, by destroying their social identity. Social identity is destroyed by destroying features that constitute it—for example, shared language, cultural customs, relationships, and cultural artifacts.” – Rasa Davidavičiūtė For the last two years, Tigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia, has been attacked […]
OMNA TIGRAY – OCTOBER 2022 SITUATION REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY It has been nearly two years since Ethiopia and Eritrea began waging a genocidal war against the seven million people of Tigray. The 23 months since the beginning of the war have brought an unimaginable level of human suffering and deeply destabilized not only Ethiopia but the larger Horn of Africa region. The […]
Why is Tigray forgotten? A call for a journalism that cares
It is undeniable that the war on Tigray has been grossly underreported in global media and received less international attention than other conflicts and disasters. Since the start of the genocide in November 2020, Tigray has had to fight not only for the humanitarian aid it desperately needs but for the recognition of the brutal […]
OMNA TIGRAY – SEPTEMBER 2022 SITUATION REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Twenty-two months into the genocidal war on Tigray, the Ethiopian government and its allies have broken the “humanitarian truce” and resumed their full-scale active war on besieged Tigray, which has been without enough food and essential services since November 2020. Since the start of the genocidal war, an estimated 500,000 people have been […]
How the African Union Failed Tigray
Creation of the African Union On May 25, 1963, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) was established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by 32 African nations. In 2002, the OAU evolved into the African Union (AU) with a more ambitious agenda of promoting peace and democracy on the continent. Relying on soft power, the member states […]
Joint Press Release on the Ethiopian Government Violating the Humanitarian Truce
In the strongest possible terms, the undersigned organizations condemn the Ethiopian government’s recent military provocations against Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) in Tigray, breaching the humanitarian truce agreed upon by the Tigray and Ethiopian governments. Despite evidence otherwise, the Ethiopian government has consistently sought to assure the international community of its commitment to the peace process […]
OMNA TIGRAY – AUGUST 2022 SITUATION REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Into its 20th month, the genocidal war on Tigray continues with the ongoing occupation of Western Tigray and Irob and a siege that has worsened a humanitarian crisis in which Tigray’s 7 million people are at risk of starvation and death from preventable diseases. Since November 2020, at least an estimated 500,000 Tigrayans […]
A Call to the UN Human Rights Council to Extend the ICHREE’s Mandate and Provide Additional Resourcing
In September 2022, the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) is scheduled to present a written report to the UN Human Rights Council, quickly following their first update to the body on June 30, 2022. In this update, the ICHREE laid out a number of challenges, including but not limited to: insufficient […]