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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Advocacy Groups and Human Rights Institutions Call for International Support for the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE)
We, the undersigned organizations, note the tenets set forth in Article 10 of the Agreement for Lasting Peace Through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities (the Pretoria Agreement) that was signed on 2 November 2022 in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. We underscore the symbiotic relationship between peace and justice, asserting that accountability is instrumental in […]
Justice for Zewdu, Protection for Semhal
Zewdu Haftu, a promising young woman of 32 years of age, was brutally attacked by unidentified assailants on a bustling street at 6 p.m. on August 19, 2023, in Mekelle, Tigray’s capital. The attack, involving a vehicle without plates, led to her untimely and gruesome death. Zewdu, known for her kind heart and friendly disposition, […]
Tigrayan Organizations and Allies Call on the ACHPR to Reverse its Decision to End the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation in Tigray
Dear African Commission of Human and Peoples Rights, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our great disappointment in the decision to terminate the investigation into the crimes that have been committed during the conflict in Tigray. Given the meaningful steps taken and the trust and confidence built in the ACHPR amongst Tigrayan groups […]
Addressing Food Aid Theft: Exploring Effective Solutions
On August 18, 2023, BBC News reported that at least 1,400 individuals had tragically perished due to starvation in Tigray since April 2023. This devastating loss occurred as a result of international humanitarian organizations’ suspension of food aid. In March, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) and the United States’ leading aid agency (USAID) […]
On the Imperatives of Establishing Facts and Extending the Mandate of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia
We, the Constituency for Accountability, note the tenets set forth in Article 10 of the Agreement for Lasting Peace Through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities (COHA) that was signed on 2 November 2022 in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. This significant article emphasizes the necessity of a holistic national transitional justice policy that harmonizes with […]
Omna Tigray: On Tigrayans Face Impending, “Mass Starvation” as U.S. and UN Pause Food Aid, Citing Widespread Theft of Humanitarian Aid
Despite the peace agreement between the Ethiopian and Tigrayan governments last November, the dire humanitarian situation in Tigray has reached a critical point, with Tigrayans facing the alarming threat of “mass starvation.” The United States and the United Nations have made the difficult decision to pause food aid to the region due to the widespread […]
Time for Action: Women March in Cities Across Tigray
In a powerful display of courage, resilience, and determination, women in Tigray came together during the first week of July 2023 to participate in a historical march for justice, accountability, and solidarity. Against the backdrop of the existential challenges the people of Tigray have faced and continue to face, this women’s march serves as a […]
OMNA TIGRAY – JUNE 2023 QUARTERLY SITUATION REPORT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY June 2023 marks two years and seven months since the onset of the genocidal war against Tigray by Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Amhara forces. Declared by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on November 4, 2020, the devastating war against Tigray has caused the death of an estimated 600,000 – 800,000 people over the last […]
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 […]