#AUEUSummit – February 14, 2022

Monday 02/14/2022

#AUEUSummit Pt. 1

1. Ethiopia should be condemning ethnic profiling, internments & killings of Tigrayans, but instead @PMEthiopia is encouraging it. The Int’l community must hold him accountable for #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @_AfricanUnion @vonderleyen @JosepBorrellF https://garoweonline.com/en/world/africa/abiy-ahmed-calling-on-africa-to-turn-blind-eye-on-tigray-genocide-getachew-reda

2. The Int’l community has failed to stop the siege on Tigray imposed by @PMEthiopia. His countless attacks on millions by the use of drones, hate speech + a communications blackout is destroying lives. #AUEUSummit take action! @EUtoAU @NorwayAU @PaulKagame https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jan/13/warning-fuel-and-food-stocks-hellish-tigray-reels-from-airstrikes

3. Blocking humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable is a violation of Int’l law. We challenge leaders to use the #AUEUSummit to find solutions. It’s time for meaningful action to save lives. #TigrayGenocide @NathalieLoiseau @davidmcallister @tomastobe https://www.dw.com/en/ethiopia-at-crossroads-as-drone-attacks-worsen-tigray-crisis/a-60418585

4. Millions of Tigrayans are in desperate need of humanitarian aid but NGOs are denied access. It is an insult + a waste of time to voice concerns but not take appropriate action to stop #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @JosepBorrellF @UNGeneva @EUSR_Weber https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/01/1109802

5. Protection and unhindered humanitarian access to the most vulnerable in Tigray must be granted. Int’l leaders must make this matter a top priority at the #AUEUSummit. #TigrayGenocide @IDiplomatico @vonderleyen @VeraJourova @ABaerbock @DanishMFA @GreeceMFA https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/01/1109802

6. Abiy Ahmed’s deliberate policy of weaponizing hunger, is a violation of int’l human rights law and contradicts the values of the #AUEUSummit. His participation must be condemned. #TigrayGenocide @Mariearenaps @BelgiumUN @AUC_MoussaFaki @EU_Commission https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/world/africa/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-nobel-war.html

7. “As we often say, we support ‘African solutions to African problems’. It is urgent, now, to find these solutions.’” -@JosepBorrellF So when will the @_AfricanUnion be held responsible to actually find a solution? #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide @UN_HRC https://clubofmozambique.com/news/eu-concern-over-ethiopia-war-crime-reports-182184/

8. The @_AfricanUnion is failing the Horn of Africa. “Neither he [@PMEthiopia] nor the other leaders made any mention of his tactics, which include starving into submission the 5 mil people of Tigray..”#AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide @eu_echo @EU_Commission https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/02/12/the-african-union-is-less-effective-at-20-than-it-was-at-two

9. How can the @_AfricanUnion continue to allow Africans to be profiled, tortured, and just vanish into concentration camps? Will these leaders finally provide solutions at the #AUEUSummit? @AUC_MoussaFaki @PaulKagame @ChristelSassou @EUtoAU @EU_Commission https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-they-just-vanished-tigrayans-disappear-for-months-in-secret-ethiopian/

10. Food, aid, & medical supplies have been blocked from entering Tigray by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces, as well as Afar forces. The #AUEUSummit must pressure Ethiopia to allow aid to all parts of Tigray. @jlprdeangola @PatriceTalonPR @UK_AfricanUnion https://news.yahoo.com/aid-operations-tigray-largely-reduced-200438734.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

11. After alternating between silence & empty warnings over #TigrayGenocide, int’l leaders appear to be siding with perpetrators instead of victims. The fascists are emboldened & ethnic cleansing is escalating in parts of Tigray. #AUEUSummit @EU_Commission https://omnatigray.org/situation-report-february-2022/

12. The #AUEUSummit must prioritize humanity. Tigray is being denied basic services. AU and EU leaders must push for unfettered access of food + aid, restoration of telecommunications + banking services across Tigray. @AUChair2020 @AmbMuchanga @JosefaSacko https://www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252

13. “More than 300 civilians have been killed by drone and airstrikes since last September, including more than 100 since the start of this year.” Hold drone suppliers accountable! #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide #AbiytoICC @EstoniaUN @franceonu @GermanyUN https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/interactive/2022/ethiopia-tigray-dedebit-drone-strike/

14. Ethiopia’s use of Turkish made drones is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Tigray and further destabilizing the Horn. Hold arms dealers accountable to promote peace and stability. #AUEUSummit #AbiytoICC @jlprdeangola @PatriceTalonPR @OfficialMasisi https://english.alaraby.co.uk/analysis/bayraktar-tb2-rise-turkeys-drone-industry?amp

#AUEUSummit Pt. 2

1. UNOCHA reports that, “1,339 trucks have entered the Tigray region from Semera since July 12, and this “represents about 9% … of the humanitarian needs in Tigray.” Ethiopia should be sanctioned for aid blockade. @luigidimaio @ItalyMFA #AUEUSummit https://news.yahoo.com/aid-operations-tigray-largely-reduced-200438734.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

2. Ethiopia committed mass killings, sexual violence and military targeting of civilians. The #AUEUSummit must call out Ethiopia’s barbaric crimes against humanity. This is unacceptable. #TigrayGenocide @JanezLenarcic @DonaldKaberuka @AraratMirzoyan @trussliz https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/feb/08/ethiopia-human-rights-abuses-possible-war-crimes-tigray

3. The @_AfricanUnion + African members of the @UN Security Council are failing Tigray. The #AUEUSummit must be used to take matters in Tigray seriously and provide solutions. #TigrayGenocide @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @vonderleyen @eucopresident https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/01/28/Ethiopia-Tigray-hunger/4931643388494/

4. The @AfricanUnion must stop the Genocidal war that Abiy Ahmed has waged on Tigray. How can African leaders stand by and praise him while he is killing his own people + making a mockery of Pan Africanism? #AUEUSummit @AUC_PAPS @CyrilRamaphosa @UNOAU https://garoweonline.com/en/world/africa/abiy-ahmed-calling-on-africa-to-turn-blind-eye-on-tigray-genocide-getachew-reda

5. An objective of the @_AfricanUnion is to “promote the unity & solidarity of the African States” and instead they’ve escalated tensions in the Horn of Africa. The AU must be held accountable for its role in #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @AUC_MoussaFaki @PaulKagame @EU_Commission

6. The #AUEUSummit must include a meaningful discussion on #TigrayGenocide. The systematic destruction carried out by invading Eritrean & Ethiopian troops has collapsed the health system. @eucopresident @JuttaUrpilainen @vestager @EamonGilmore @dreynders https://www.ethiopia-insight.com/2022/01/26/data-shows-siege-and-destruction-of-health-system-are-causing-preventable-deaths-in-tigray/

7. .@PMEthiopia demonstrates his disdain for Tigrayans by denying humanitarian access to the people of Tigray. The @_AfricanUnion must not allow this type of authority to spoil the Horn of Africa. @OfficialMasisi @GeneralNeva @HeikoMaas https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/7/1/ethiopia-is-falling-apart-but-abiy-still-has-a-choice

8. Ethiopia’s use of drones in its war with the Tigray region has recently killed more than 300 civilians. @EUCouncil should hold drone suppliers accountable for their role in #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @magdalenaeandersson @charlesmichel @vonderleyen https://www.politico.eu/article/evidence-civilian-bombing-ethiopia-turkish-drone/

9. Turkey could be held directly liable if drone strikes against civilians are consistent. Int’l leaders must be prepared to share tools and solutions to assure stability and security. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide @ministerBZ @FinlandUN @UK_AfricanUnion https://www.politico.eu/article/evidence-civilian-bombing-ethiopia-turkish-drone/

10. Ethiopia’s use of drones has caused increased destruction in Tigray & has recently left hundreds dead. Turkey must be held accountable for its role in #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @yokabrandt @simoncoveney @VDombrovskis @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova https://www.politico.eu/article/evidence-civilian-bombing-ethiopia-turkish-drone/

11. Per @UNOCHA, the de-facto blockade of Tigray has prevented delivery of aid to millions facing famine. As major donors, EU members must enforce humanitarian aid delivery. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide #AbiytoICC @MFAofArmenia @MFA_Austria @MFABulgaria https://news.yahoo.com/aid-operations-tigray-largely-reduced-200438734.html

12. “The @_AfricanUnion is less effective at 20 than it was at two.” If int’l leaders are truly ‘concerned’ about Tigray, then the #AUEUSummit must be used to properly discuss matters. The AU needs to have solutions to save Tigray. @EUCouncil @StateDept https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/02/12/the-african-union-is-less-effective-at-20-than-it-was-at-two

13. “The Ethiopian govt’s systematic blocking of humanitarian trucks and fuel from entering Tigray exacerbates the famine in Tigray as partners cannot distribute supplies to those in need.” Hold @PMEthiopia accountable. @EUCouncil #TigrayGenocide #AUEUSummit https://omnatigray.org/situation-report-february-2022/

14. The @_AfricanUnion and @igadsecretariat have only proven to be working with @PMEthiopia to starve the people of Tigray. @AUC_MoussaFaki & @DrWorkneh must take proper action to stop #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @EU_Commission @EUSR_Weber @vestager @EUtoAU https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/extreme-lack-food-ethiopias-tigray-82528521

#AUEUSummit Pt. 3

1. EU and AU members must verify the withdrawal of Eritrean forces to ensure the stability and security of Ethiopia + the Horn of Africa. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide #AbiytoICC @rochkaborepf @GeneralNeva @ItalyUN_NY @mohamedbazoum @ProfSarahAgbor https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

2. Per @UNOCHA, the de-facto blockade of Tigray has prevented delivery of aid to millions facing famine. As major donors, EU members must enforce humanitarian aid delivery. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide #AbiytoICC @MFAofArmenia @MFA_Austria @MFABulgaria https://news.yahoo.com/aid-operations-tigray-largely-reduced-200438734.html

3. Last July, @JanezLenarcic reported on how the siege prevented aid workers from entering Tigray, and that the growing atrocities may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Will the #AUEUSummit bring #AbiytoICC? @Europarl_EN @Bankole_Adeoye https://euobserver.com/world/152370

4. A year ago, the EU began taking measures to pressure Ethiopia to allow humanitarian access into Tigray. However, the cruel siege has only intensified. Abiy Ahmed must be held accountable. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide @MAECgob #AbiytoICC @AlsisiOfficial https://sputniknews.com/20210116/european-union-suspends-budget-support-for-ethiopia-as-tigray-crisis-deepens-1081787849.html

5. The use of weaponized rape and starvation + the siege on Tigray has been used to eradicate Tigrayans from Ethiopia. @AbiyAhmedAli must be brought to @IntlCrimCourt NOT rewarded with financial support. #AbiytoICC @sanchezcastejon @berndlange @BWoodward_UN https://www.aljazeera.com/where/ethiopia/

6. Aid agencies have been unable to establish and scale-up a response that meets international standards.” Int’l leaders must bring #AbiytoICC and NOT consider financially supporting Ethiopia. #AUEUSummit @dfatirl @ministerBZ @MinPres @NDeRiviere @MSZ_RP https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors

7. .@EU_Commission should listen to the stories of the victims of #TigrayGenocide and stand by them, not by @PMEthiopia. He’s a perpetrator of these crimes against humanity. #AbiytoICC #AUEUSummit @SpainMFA @LinhartBMEIA @MFA_Austria @JakubKulhanek https://www.tghat.com/2022/01/04/ayder-doctors-and-health-professionals-hoping-against-hope/

8. .@AbiyAhmedAli must be held responsible for #TigrayGenocide + his economic mismanagement of Ethiopia. The last thing the EU should do is lend financial support while he denies basic aid to his own citizens. #AUEUSummit #AbiytoICC @EUSR_Weber @vestager https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/extreme-lack-food-ethiopias-tigray-82528521

9. .@AbiyAhmedAli looks to the EU for funding, but meanwhile he is using food as warfare + denying bank services in Tigray. Demand that he open ALL humanitarian corridors + give Tigrayans back their hard-earned money. #AUEUSummit @EU_Commission @EUtoAU https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/8/dozens-killed-in-ethiopian-air-strike-on-idp-camp-in-tigray

10. As Tigray struggles with the effects of a man-made famine, @PMEthiopia has only shown that he will continue to threaten Tigray with a siege and armed drones. Peace cannot be achieved if the EU financially supports his regime. #AUEUSummit @ItalyUN_NY https://www.stripes.com/theaters/africa/2022-02-13/how-ethiopia-used-turkish-drone-that-killed-nearly-60-civilians-5005371.html

11. The Ethiopian govt is committing warfare on Tigrayans by performing airstrikes on civilian infrastructures, blocking food + denying Tigrayans from accessing their bank accounts. @PMEthiopia is guilty of genocide. #AUEUSummit @vonderleyen @_AfricanUnion https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59921355

12. Why would the EU consider lending money to @AbiyAhmedAli while he sabotages Ethiopia’s economic growth? Int’l leaders should be focused on humanitarian access to Tigray + sending #AbiytoICC in order to achieve peace. @EUCouncilPress @eu_echo #AUEUSummit https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/world/africa/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-nobel-war.html

13. The failure of the international community to protect Tigray from Ethiopia’s genocidal campaign is a black mark in world peacekeeping operations. The EU should put an end to this injustice + carry out the values of #AUEUSummit. @MarosSefcovic @JY_LeDrian @GermanyDiplo

14. .@PMEthiopia’s denial of humanitarian access to Tigray shows that he does not consider Tigrayans as valued citizens. Int’l leaders must discuss measures to have him report to the @IntlCrimCourt. #AbiytoICC #AUEUSummit @DanishMFA @PolandMFA @HeikoMaas https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/02/12/the-african-union-is-less-effective-at-20-than-it-was-at-two