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 – NOVEMBER 2023 QUARTERLY SITUATION REPORT
EDITOR’S NOTE Between October 13 and 16, 2023, Tigrayans worldwide partook in three days of mourning for all the lives lost in a genocidal war that has spanned 3 years. There were lives taken on the battlefield, as Tigrayans from all walks of life–farmers, professors, priests, students, and survivors of unspeakable atrocities–valiantly defended their people, […]
Reflection on Three Years of Tigray Genocide
Today marks three years of the Tigray Genocide. Three years that the world has remained silent, and has watched the gross violations of international human rights. Why has the world remained silent? Why have investigations into obvious war crimes and crimes against humanity stopped? Does the world not care? Do African lives mean less? For […]
Three-Day Mourning Period
On the occasion of the three-day mourning period in Tigray, we honor the Tigrayans who, as martyrs, made the ultimate sacrifice during the genocidal war against Tigray. The pages of history are adorned with stories of unimaginable courage and unwavering determination, where Tigrayans stood together against evil. The magnitude of this sacrifice is immeasurable, etched […]
Crimes Against Humanity in Tigray: Unveiling Atrocities and Pursuing Accountability
The genocidal war on Tigray, declared on November 4, 2020, has revealed the grim reality of the worst forms of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and human rights violations. This article seeks to discuss the atrocities committed, the actors involved, and the need for international justice mechanisms–specifically the United Nations-mandated International Commission of Human Rights […]
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 […]