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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Ethiopia’s Transitional Justice Mechanism: Designed for All, Serving None
In November 2023, Foreign Affairs published an article titled “Can Justice Bring Peace to Ethiopia? How to Heal Divisions After Decades of War.” In this article, a few researchers and academics discuss their findings from a nationwide survey of over 6,600 adult Ethiopians conducted in June and July 2023 to examine people’s “needs and attitudes” […]
Multi-Sectoral Non-Food Meher Assessment Final Report – Tigray Region
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Introduction Multisectoral seasonal (emergency needs) assessment is an assessment conducted once in a year in all regions, under the leadership of Disaster Risk Management Commission through its lower structures. Based on this, the team comprising of DRMC, government sectors from federal and regional bureaus, UN agencies and NGOs set out to conduct […]
Multi-Sectoral Meher Assessment Final Report Tigray Region, Food and Agriculture
INTRODUCTION Agriculture remains the mainstay of the Tigray population with over 80% of its population dependent on agriculture for food and livelihood income and the region is divided into 16 livelihoods zone (HEA, 2016). However, the conflict which erupted in November 2020 has severely affected the agriculture livelihoods with major inflicts on infrastructure, loss of […]
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 […]