May 7, 2022

#Justice4TigrayWomen Pt. 1

1. The Int’l community has ignored the cries of Tigrayan women for far too long. On #MothersDay2022 we are still pleading for the @UN and @IntlCrimCourt to take meaningful steps to seek #Justice4TigrayWomen. @antonioguterres @mbachelet @UNFPA @UNAIDS https://apnews.com/article/africa-180f41945ae512e8170ca05b0cc65540


2. Survivors were savagely raped in front of family members. These victims still need psychological support, and health facilities across Tigray are in need of restoration. End the siege. #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @UNDP @UNICEF @UN_HRC https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/


3. “I have survived my pregnancy on hardly one meal a day,” says a displaced mother. Mothers across Tigray are enduring a harsh reality this #MothersDay2022. Please help demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. @EmmaWatson @jessicaalba @Alyssa_Milano #TigrayGenocide https://shar.es/af1wpP


4. In 2022, about 450,000 children are malnourished in Tigray and of this, more than 115,000 are severely malnourished. Moreover, about 120,000 pregnant and lactating women are malnourished. #MothersDay2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @Ilhan @RashidaTlaib @AOC https://omnatigray.org/situation-report-april-2022/


5. “Mothers were forced to tie up their sons. A pregnant woman was shot, her husband killed. Some of the survivors hid under the bodies of the dead.” #TigrayGenocide must not be forgotten. #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @unwomenchief @UNOSAPG @SFCG_ https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/africa/ethiopia-tigray-dengelat-massacre-intl/index.html


6. “Soldiers and militias subjected Tigrayan women and girls to rape, sexual mutilation and other forms of torture, often using ethnic slurs and death threats.” #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 #TigrayGenocide @ngowgwps @NDIWomen @endrapeinwar https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/28/let-them-be-the-last-of-their-kind-anatomy-of-tigray-genocide-intentions-acts-and-the-un-convention-on-genocide/


7. “The world needs to see what we and our children are going through,” a mother cries as she recalls the night she was gang-raped, just moments after witnessing her husband’s execution. #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @aliciakeys @jessicaalbahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOIhNSJSE_U


8. “There is a mother here who was impregnated when 3 Eritrean soldiers & 2 Ethiopian soldiers raped her. Now she can’t move her legs.” Rape victims are still in need of medication and mental health support. @LindaT_G @UN_Women #Justice4TigrayWomen https://news.sky.com/story/ethiopias-conflict-in-tigray-women-describe-how-rape-is-used-as-a-weapon-12257465


9. Tigrayans in western Tigray are still under attack by Amhara Fano militias. Where is the International outcry to save millions from #TigrayGenocide? #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @IBVprev @RichardGowan1 @NLatICC @MinPres @RWBAHolocausthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOIhNSJSE_U


10. The Int’l community has abandoned the most vulnerable. Women were subjected to gang rape, sexual slavery, and sexual mutilation. We are ask that you amplify their voices on this #MothersDay2022. #Justice4TigrayWomen @rihanna @Oprah @violadavis https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/12/africa/tigray-ethiopia-sexual-violence-amnesty-report-intl/index.html


11. At least 6 million in Tigray live under a de facto blockade imposed by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces. Millions face an imminent death if action is not taken today by world leaders. #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @MichelleObama @HillaryClinton https://omnatigray.org/situation-report-april-2022/


12. “Three of four of them raped me. They took everything I had.” 18 months later and we are still demanding #Justice4TigrayWomen. Silence and inaction are forms of complicity. @DavidMalpassWBG @SecYellen @AsstSecStateAF @antonioguterres #MothersDay2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOIhNSJSE_U


13. Some of the most vulnerable are enduring the brunt of the #TigrayGenocide. When will world leaders ensure sufficient humanitarian access to all of Tigray? #MothersDay2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @USAmbUN @SecBlinken @AmbMKimani @USTreasury https://twitter.com/OmnaTigray/status/1520771872652238851?s=20&t=y1WL3zUu3MEcOWAsJO74rg


14. “It is very deeply hurting and unacceptable to see mothers, children and adults who are dying every single minute for being deprived of their God-given rights to life..” #MothersDay2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen #TigrayGenocide @Pontifex @VaticanNewshttps://www.tghat.com/2022/04/06/catholic-eparchy-adigrat-humanitarian-aid-to-save-millions-of-people-dying-from-merciless-man-made-famine-in-tigray/


#Justice4TigrayWomen Pt. 2
  1. “They tied me up and five soldiers took turns with me. I crawled out of there because I couldn’t walk anymore. On the field there was nothing to eat. I was eating leaves.” #TigrayGenocide #Justice4TigrayWomen @ClaraLionelFdn @Blklivesmatter @Essencehttps://news.sky.com/story/ethiopias-conflict-in-tigray-women-describe-how-rape-is-used-as-a-weapon-12257465


2. Per @amnesty, “there are limited, if any, protection, rehabilitation and livelihood services available to survivors.” On this #MothersDay2022, we demand an immediate end to the siege and #Justice4TigrayWomen. @dreynders @CharlesMichel @eucopresident https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/


3. Due to the genocidal siege imposed on Tigray, hundreds of thousands of SGBV survivors are languishing without access to critical post rape care. This #MothersDay2022, help us amplify their plight and demand #Justice4TigrayWomen! @NAACP @NBCBLK @ABChttps://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors


4. On #MothersDay2022 we must stand against the humanitarian blockade imposed by the Ethiopian + Eritrean govts, as they deprive countless rape victims of health kits and dignity supplies. The siege must end. #Justice4TigrayWomen @StateDept @UN_Women @WHO https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors


5. Since the onslaught of the #TigrayGenocide, over 120K have been victims of SGBV. Survivors have been left without psychological & medical care. Where is the int’l community on this #MothersDay2022? #Justice4TigrayWomen @VeraJourova @vonderleyen@vestager https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias


6. Widespread SGBV has been carried out by Ethiopian, Eritrean + Amhara forces in Tigray. Their victims include children, pregnant women, the elderly and men. Survivors still need medical care. #MothersDay2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @Atayeshe @DenisMukwege https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/08/12/africa/tigray-ethiopia-sexual-violence-amnesty-report-intl/index.html


7. “Senayit grieves for her 12-year-old son. She was drugged, tied to a tree, and raped by Eritrean soldiers for 10 days. At one point she awoke to find her son dead at her feet.” @KJP46 @Ilhan @AmbAlyaAlThani @Malala #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/06/a-grave-humanitarian-crisis-is-unfolding-in-ethiopia-i-never-saw-hell-before-but-now-i-have

8. Tigrayan mothers were raped in front of their children by invading soilders. Parts of Tigray still remain under genocidal occupation. Why is nothing being done to protect mothers & children? @unicefchief @UNDP #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/06/a-grave-humanitarian-crisis-is-unfolding-in-ethiopia-i-never-saw-hell-before-but-now-i-have

9. Due to the deliberate destruction of the healthcare system in Tigray by invading forces + the humanitarian blockade, rape survivors are without proper care. On this #MothersDay2022, we demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. @ahunnaeziakonwa @AminaJMohammed @UNFPA https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias

10. “I told them, ‘I am HIV-positive. Be careful, please don’t do this.’ And they didn’t care. They didn’t even use protection. They said, ‘The Tigrayan race must be eliminated.’” #Justice4TigrayWomen #MothersDay2022 @AyodejiOsowobi @StandtoEndRape @YIAGA https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/ethiopia-grave-humanitarian-crisis-unfolding-never-saw-hell-before-now-have

11. “Senayit was raped by soldiers on two separate occasions—in her home in Edagahamus and as she tried to flee to Mekele with her 12-year-old son.” 18 months on, we have yet to receive #Justice4TigrayWomen. #MothersDay2022 @UNICEFCHIEF @TeenVogue @intalert https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/06/a-grave-humanitarian-crisis-is-unfolding-in-ethiopia-i-never-saw-hell-before-but-now-i-have


12. A woman was raped for days as she was tied to a tree, while her son was made to watch. When she regained consciousness, her son was dead at her feet. When will there be #Justice4TigrayWomen? #MothersDay2022 @PalomaUnicef @JuttaUrpilainen @VDombrovskis https://twitter.com/robyncurnowcnn/status/1402181476255477762?s=27&t=4HpuD8sLLs9fsZrM_BPocA


13. Shewit is among the 120,000 rape victims in Tigray. She was gang raped repeatedly, despite pleading with soldiers because she was HIV+. Join us in urging int’l leaders to demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. #MothersDay2022 @ICRW @blackvoices @Blklivesmatter https://twitter.com/RobynCurnowCNN/status/1402181476255477762?s=20&t=BG3DVFtl0BiodeVcDQEUJw


14. A woman was tied to a tree and gang-raped for 10 days by Eritrean soldiers, as her son was forced to watch. One day she woke up to him dead at her feet, with his throat slit. We are still demanding #Justice4TigrayWomen. #MothersDay2022 @UNWomenLA @UNDP https://twitter.com/robyncurnowcnn/status/1402181476255477762?s=27&t=4HpuD8sLLs9fsZrM_BPocA





April 17, 2022

#TigrayHeritageCleansing Pt. 1

1. The World Heritage Site of Axum, well known for its significant Axumite structure, coins, and pottery, has been shelled, damaged, and looted during #TigrayGenocide. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @UNESCO @ICOMOS @ICCROM @IcomOfficiel https://globenewsnet.com/culture-language/heritages/heritage-and-history-cleansing-in-tigray-international-organizations-overlooked/


2. Tigray’s heritage sites are being deliberately damaged during #TigrayGenocide. This includes museums, churches, archive centers, libraries, and other related institutions. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @UnescoEast @UNESCOEU @UnescoGeneva https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


3. It is universal law that the Ethiopian govt has a responsibility to protect heritage found within the country’s boundaries. However, a state policy is spearheading a #TigrayHeritageCleansing occupation. #WorldHeritageDay @IIC_ @UN_HRC @IcomOfficiel https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


4. The Kunama and Irob are minority groups within the Tigrayan ethnicity. The culture and traditions of these groups are under attack as #TigrayHeritageCleansing continues by the Ethiopian govt. #WorldHeritageDay @UN @NLatICC @EUCommission @EU_Partnerships https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/15/ethiopian-and-allied-forces-looted-3000-vellum-books-and-300-crosses-from-waldebba-monastery-of-tigray/


5. Ancient manuscripts and artifacts looted from Tigray were listed for sale online. To erase an ethnic group’s identity + uproot them from their land is cultural genocide. Act now. @UNESCO @UNOSAPG @ICOMOS @ICCROM #WorldHeritageDay #TigrayHeritageCleansing https://africanarguments.org/2021/03/tigray-why-are-soldiers-attacking-religious-heritage-sites/?fbclid=IwAR0834Hkd9fj4VJdKVJ-_VEdOv9Wn6ukDXtVgw68LMeba8KKtkVrSk_zTd8


6. The intentional destruction of churches & mosques across Tigray by invading forces is a grave dishonor. Centuries of the world’s history may be gone if the int’l community does not take action. #WorldHeritageDay #TigrayHeritageCleansing @Pontifex @ocaorg https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


7. The @TigrayHeritage is outraged and deeply concerned about the threat against Tigrayan heritage and values during the ongoing #TigrayGenocide. #TigrayHeritageCleansing is a component of this genocidal war. #WorldHeritageDay @UNESCO @IntlCrimCourt @ICOMOS https://heritagesocietytigray.org/heritage-society-of-tigray-condemns-the-cleansing-of-tigrays-heritage/


8. Tigray possesses cultural traces dating back to the Middle Stone Ages. This part of the world’s history is being threatened. Action must be taken to protect history and cultural identity. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @UNOSAPG @Blklivesmatter https://globenewsnet.com/culture-language/heritages/heritage-and-history-cleansing-in-tigray-international-organizations-overlooked/


9. The world said ‘never again’ to genocide, but the int’l community fails to take action to end #TigrayGenocide. Not only do millions face an imminent death but Tigray’s heritage is at risk. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @ArmeniaUN @PaulKagame https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/15/ethiopian-and-allied-forces-looted-3000-vellum-books-and-300-crosses-from-waldebba-monastery-of-tigray/?amp=1&fbclid=IwAR0tQEZq5mnjkumsAbGZjKZuPkwQpRr1txfBOqriFEMnKYlrEfJpYdjmm-o


10. The systematic destruction of Tigray’s heritage and history is a cultural genocide that the world has ignored. When will you take action to stop #TigrayHeritageCleansing? #WorldHeritageDay @ErnestoOttoneR @EXBChairUNESCO @PGC_of_UNESCO @TawfikJelassi https://africanarguments.org/2021/03/tigray-why-are-soldiers-attacking-religious-heritage-sites/


11. #TigrayHeritageCleansing is still active. Invading Ethiopian and Eritrean forces continue to loot, damage, and destroy Tigray’s history. This cultural genocide must be stopped by world leaders. #WorldHeritageDay @Europarl_EN @AAzoulay @IBVprev @eu_echo https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/15/ethiopian-and-allied-forces-looted-3000-vellum-books-and-300-crosses-from-waldebba-monastery-of-tigray/


12. Concrete action must be taken by the int’l community to end #TigrayGenocide, but joint forces are rehearsing for a full re-occupation of Tigray which will only add another layer of #TigrayHeritageCleansing. #WorldHeritageDay @AAzoulay @SteGiannini @IIC_ https://globenewsnet.com/culture-language/heritages/heritage-and-history-cleansing-in-tigray-international-organizations-overlooked/


13. .@TigrayHeritage calls on institutions in Ethiopia & Eritrea to come to their senses, & end the illegal movement of relic objects through Eritrea, Amhara, Sudan, & other parts of Ethiopia. @UNESCO @UnescoEast #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay https://heritagesocietytigray.org/heritage-society-of-tigray-condemns-the-cleansing-of-tigrays-heritage/


14. The destruction of heritage sites during the #TigrayGenocide are not due to war collateral damage, but are deliberate targets of the genocidal forces. #TigrayHeritageCleansing is a component of genocide. @IntlCrimCourt @UNOSAPG @UNESCO @ICOMOS @ICCROM https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


#TigrayHeritageCleansing Pt. 2

1. Tigray stands out for its civilizations. Its people, values, traditions, and heritage are all inextricably linked as body & soul. #TigrayHeritageCleansing is part and parcel of the #TigrayGenocide. #WorldHeritageDay @vonderleyen @dreynders @MarosSefcovic https://globenewsnet.com/culture-language/heritages/heritage-and-history-cleansing-in-tigray-international-organizations-overlooked/


2. Tigray’s unique heritage sites are being targeted by invaders with an intent to destroy Tigrayan identity and history. Global leaders must take #TigrayGenocide seriously. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @AsstSecStateAF @paytonknopf @SecBlinken https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


3. .@TigrayHeritage fiercely condemns crimes committed against Tigray’s heritage. On this #WorldHeritageDay, we call on the Int’l community to intervene, protect, & salvage Tigray’s threatened identity and history. #TigrayHeritageCleansing @UNESCO @ICOMOS https://heritagesocietytigray.org/heritage-society-of-tigray-condemns-the-cleansing-of-tigrays-heritage/


4. The attacks against Tigray’s museums, churches, and heritage sites; along with the massacres, rape and torture of civilians are punishable war crimes. The Int’l community must take action. #WorldHeritageDay #TigrayHeritageCleansing @StateDept @GCR2P @UNDP https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


5. Eritrean troops climbed into a 6th century monastery in Tigray to loot old manuscripts & treasures. #TigrayGenocide threatens millions as well as important Christian and African history. @TIME @VICE @UnescoEast #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay https://africanarguments.org/2021/03/tigray-why-are-soldiers-attacking-religious-heritage-sites/


6. “The intended effect is to erase people’s attachment to the land, uprooting them not only physically, but psychologically. Destroying religious sites is a powerful instrument in this approach.”#TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @blackvoices @NAACP https://africanarguments.org/2021/03/tigray-why-are-soldiers-attacking-religious-heritage-sites/


7. Tigray’s churches, monasteries, mosques + other symbolic Islamic settlements, archaeological sites, and museums are at risk of #TigrayHeritageCleansing by invading Ethiopian & Eritrean forces. #WorldHeritageDay @UN4Indigenous @UNTreatyBodies @MIAQatar https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829

8. Heritage belongs to humanity no matter how big or small. Thousands of invaluable heirlooms of cultural identity and history are now gone forever as #TigrayGenocide continues. @ICOMOS @ICCROM @IcomOfficiel #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829

9. Geez vellum books, crosses and other cultural artifacts recently flooded online markets like @eBay. Where is the Int’l outrage for the genocide taking place across Tigray? #WorldHeritageDay #TigrayHeritageCleansing @AAzoulay @SteGiannini @ErnestoOttoneR https://www.tghat.com/2022/03/15/ethiopian-and-allied-forces-looted-3000-vellum-books-and-300-crosses-from-waldebba-monastery-of-tigray/?amp=1&fbclid=IwAR0tQEZq5mnjkumsAbGZjKZuPkwQpRr1txfBOqriFEMnKYlrEfJpYdjmm-o

10. Kafta Sheraro Park in Tigray is still being deforested by invading Eritrean troops. African elephants have reportedly been killed and other ecosystems are at risk. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @BonnConvention @AWF_Official @UNESCO @ICOMOS https://twitter.com/Yonigussie/status/1363190832375939082?s=20&t=byXvqjJW_M3ALHU14EOM6A

11. Not only is starvation & rape used as weapons of war in Ethiopia’s genocide against Tigray, but the intent to destroy Tigrayan identity & history is made clear. Where is action to stop #TigrayGenocide? #TigrayHeritageCleansing @KarimKhanQC @Assita_Kanko https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


12. How ironic that a recipient of the @NobelPrize is a war criminal; ordering & enabling genocidal crimes against people within his own country, particularly in the region known as Tigray. #TigrayHeritageCleansing #WorldHeritageDay @NAACP @ColorOfChange https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/world/africa/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-nobel-war.html


13. Tigray is the foundation for hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, & hundreds of inscriptions written in Sabean & Ge’ez. History and identity is at risk of #TigrayHeritageCleansing as invading forces occupy the region. #WorldHeritageDay @RwandaRemembers https://theconversation.com/ethiopias-war-in-tigray-risks-wiping-out-centuries-of-the-worlds-history-179829


14. Tigray holds the core of the ancient Axumite kingdom along with the historic settlements of Axum. Invading forces are still committing #TigrayHeritageCleansing as they loot and pillage sacred places of worship. #WorldHeritageDay @UNESCO @ICOMOS @intalert https://www.apollo-magazine.com/tigray-ethiopia-conflict-cultural-heritage/


15. Tigray is a sacred land that dates back to early civilizations. It carries an abundance of ancient Christian & African history, & we cannot allow criminal invading forces to erase it. Stop #TigrayHeritageCleansing. @EU_Commission @StateDept @UnescoGeneva https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/protect-religious-symbols-in-african-conflict-zones





April 15, 2022

#GenocideAwarenessMonth Pt. 1

1. “Nowhere on earth are people more at risk than Tigray,” says the @WHO chief. The people of Tigray need consistent unfettered access, not empty promises delivered by the Ethiopian govt. #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide @IntlCrimCourt @EUAmbUS @USUN https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid


2. Tigrayans face 400% increases in food prices, all while they have been denied access to their bank accounts by the Ethiopian govt. Restoring banks and communications immediately is essential. #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide @SecBlinken @UN_HRC https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid


3. The Ethiopian government refuses to allow humanitarian aid to millions in famine in Tigray. How can the world allow “never again” to happen over and over again? #TigrayGenocide #GenocideAwarenessMonth @Blklivesmatter @NewTimesRwanda @ColorOfChange @NAACP https://www.africanews.com/2022/03/30/despite-humanitarian-truce-in-tigray-millions-still-wait-for-aid/


4. .@UNHumanRights signed The Genocide Convention treaty as a commitment to ‘never again’ allow genocide, yet the int’l community is failing to end the #TigrayGenocide. This is a grave injustice. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @R2PCoalition @CrisisGroup @GCR2P


5. If the International community is serious about honoring #GenocideAwarenessMonth then world leaders must take meaningful action to end genocide, including #TigrayGenocide. Enough is enough.@UNGeneva @antonioguterres @mbachelet @USAmbUN @intalert


6. Tigrayans are being forced to flee their homes and threatened with death if they stay. The int’l community must stop standing idle as #TigrayGenocide unfolds. Abiy Ahmed must be held accountable. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @Europarl_EN @EUSR_Weber @AnnLinde https://www.hrw.org/report/2022/04/06/we-will-erase-you-land/crimes-against-humanity-and-ethnic-cleansing-ethiopias#


7. There has been a genocide taking place in Tigray and mainstream media has failed to actively shed a light on it. Journalists have a responsibility to thoughtfully report on events affecting people from across the globe. @ABC @MSNBC #GenocideAwarenessMonth https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/04/06/crimes-against-humanity-and-ethnic-cleansing-ethiopias-western-tigray-zone


8. The Int’l community turns a blind eye as Abiy Ahmed delivers empty promises. His so-called “humanitarian truce” is only helping him prolong the war. When will you take action to stop #TigrayGenocide? @IntlCrimCourt @KarimKhanQC #GenocideAwarenessMonth


9. If global leaders continue to fail to stop #TigrayGenocide, then they are complicit. Abiy Ahmed has not once been genuine about peace talks. It’s time to call him out and save the people of Tigray. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @SecBlinken @USAmbUN @USUN


10. Both Abiy Ahmed & Isaias Afwerki have shown the world their true colors by defending Russia’s invasion of #Ukraine. It’s time for the world to hold these dictators accountable for #TigrayGenocide. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @NBCNews @TODAYshow @BuzzFeedNews


11. There is no humanitarian truce if aid is not moving across Tigray to save millions of lives. The int’l community is choosing to turn a blind eye while Abiy Ahmed leverages his next move. @EU_Commission @ArmeniaUN #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/apr/06/tigray-has-been-the-scene-of-ethnic-cleansing-say-human-rights-groups?s=04


12. “Many of the principles that Blinken enunciated regarding Russian aggression in Ukraine also apply perfectly to the conflict in the Ethiopian region of Tigray.” So why is the world ignoring these black lives? @violadavis @rihanna #GenocideAwarenessMonth


#GenocideAwarenessMonth Pt. 2

1. To honorably observe #GenocideAwarenessMonth means that global leaders should take proper action against the genocides occurring today, not wait until it’s too late. End the #TigrayGenocide. @irishmissionun @MexOnu @NorwayUN @GermanyUN @EstoniaUN


2. “As we speak, people are dying of starvation. This is one of the longest and worst sieges by both Eritrean and Ethiopian forces in modern history.” Please amplify #TigrayGenocide during #GenocideAwarenessMonth. @Essence @BlackNews @Blklivesmatter https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/03/23/ethiopia-tigray-russia-ukraine-abiy-putin-human-rights-abuses/


3. Despite @SecBlinken stating ethnic cleansing had been committed in Tigray, @AsstSecStateAF told Congress that #TigrayGenocide investigation findings won’t be public to allow space for peace talks. The US must hold genocidaires accountable! @blackvoices


4. The people of Tigray are suffering a humanitarian crisis that is entirely man-made. Evidence shows that intentional starvation is systematic and widespread. Hunger is being weaponized. #TigrayGenocide #GenocideAwarenessMonth @Blavity @Complex @theGrio https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/starving-tigray/


5. “You Tigrayans should disappear from the land west of the Tekeze River. You’re evil & we are purifying your blood,” a militia member said as he raped a Tigrayan woman. Demand justice for #Tigray|an victims! #GenocideAwarenessMonth @NBCBLK @RwandaRemembers https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2022/04/ethiopia-crimes-against-humanity-in-western-tigray-zone/


6. “As many as 500K people have died from war & famine in the Tigray region of N. Ethiopia over the past 16 months.” End the #TigrayGenocide by ensuring those who commit atrocities are held accountable! #GenocideAwarenessMonth @CharlesMichel @JosepBorrellF


7. A senior Ethiopian military official said of Tigrayans, “We had to clean out our insides… even if there may be good people among them, we can’t differentiate the good from the bad.” #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide @IBVprev @PrevGenocide https://apnews.com/article/africa-ethiopia-race-and-ethnicity-health-coronavirus-5f22a5aea128cbd659fbf4f810aac973

8. Daniel Kibret, a close advisor to Abiy Ahmed, compared the Tigrayans to Satan and called for their extermination. This dehumanizing hate speech is incitement to #TigrayGenocide. Where is the world? #GenocideAwarenessMonth @POTUS @VP @PowerUSAID @USUN

9. .@SecBlinken, ethnic cleansing and genocide against Tigrayans is taking place in Ethiopia. Nearly a year ago, @Haavisto confirmed that officials vowed to ‘wipe out’ Tigrayans. When will the US #CallItAGenocide? #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide

10. .@WHO chief questions whether the world really gives equal attention to black & white lives, given that ongoing crises in other parts of the world garnered only a fraction of the concern for Ukraine. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @Blklivesmatter @revolttv https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/13/who-chief-tedros-ukraine-ethiopia-tigray

11. Emboldened by @IntlCrimCourt’s inaction, the Amhara Forces, Ethiopian & Eritrean troops continue to commit ethnic cleansing in the western part of Tigray. End #TigrayGenocide. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @UnderSecStateP @UnderSecStateJ @USAmbUN @paytonknopf https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/04/13/ethnic-cleansing-of-tigrayans-may-prolong-ethiopias-civil-war


12. .@SecBlinken “first levelled this charge [ethnic cleansing targeting people from the northern region of Tigray] more than a year ago.” Yet, @POTUS refuses to acknowledge the ongoing #TigrayGenocide & save lives. @WHCOS @PowerUSAID #GenocideAwarenessMonth https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/04/13/ethnic-cleansing-of-tigrayans-may-prolong-ethiopias-civil-war


#GenocideAwarenessMonth Pt. 3

1. The Ethiopian government assures the ICC that it will honor the truce, yet very little aid has reached Tigray where millions face famine. Abiy Ahmed must be held to account. #GenocideAwarenessMonth#TigrayGenocide @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @VietNam_UN @SVG_UN https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/terror-and-security/tigray-remains-without-aid-despite-humanitarian-truce/


2. “Since a truce was declared in Tigray 3 weeks ago, about 2,000 trucks should have been able to bring food, medicines and other essentials. Instead, only about 20 trucks had arrived.” #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide @DicarloRosemary @FilippoGrandi


3. In 2022, the Ethiopian govt’s genocide against the people of Tigray is met with total impunity. Ethnic cleansing + ongoing siege + weaponized rape + mass destruction of infrastructure and yet no outrage. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @TeenVogue @TIME @VICE https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/13/who-chief-tedros-ukraine-ethiopia-tigray


4. .@UNOSAPG’s delay to make a formal determination on egregious human rights abuses amounting to genocide, has emboldened perpetrators to openly refine their vow to ‘wipe out Tigrayans.’ We need action. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @Assita_Kanko @Europarl_EN https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/18/ethiopian-leaders-said-they-would-wipe-out-tigrayans-eu-envoy


5. The Ethiopian govt’s weaponization of food is a threat to millions of lives. A similar strategy was used by the 1985 Derg regime to stop aid convoys from entering western Tigray via Sudan. Why is @ABCWorldNews not reporting on this? #GenocideAwarenessMonth https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/04/06/crimes-against-humanity-and-ethnic-cleansing-ethiopias-western-tigray-zone


6. Too often we realize genocide is happening once it’s too late. In the case of #TigrayGenocide, the int’l community acted too slowly to prevent it but it’s not too late to end it. Act now to save lives! #GenocideAwarenessMonth @EU_Commission @eu_echo


7. It’s #GenocideAwarenessMonth, so let’s bring awareness to #TigrayGenocide being committed by the Ethiopian and Eritrean govts; through the use of mass rape of women & girls, weaponized hunger and massacring of whole villages. @RWBAHolocaust @RichardGowan1 https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/apr/06/tigray-has-been-the-scene-of-ethnic-cleansing-say-human-rights-groups


8. Food should never be used as a weapon of war, yet here we are witnessing Ethiopia do just that. With millions of civilians in Tigray facing death by starvation, action must be taken now. @GermanyDiplo @GerEmbAddis #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid


9. A 72-year-old farmer said: “They [Amhara militia guards] kept telling us that Tigrayans deserve to be starved … to death.” How long will we allow the #TigrayGenocide to continue? #GenocideAwarenessMonth @VDombrovskis @VeraJourova @MarosSefcovic @FAO


10. How is it that a full-blown genocide is allowed to continue today? Millions in Tigray face an imminent death, as world leaders choose to stay neutral and complicit with Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed. #TigrayGenocide #GenocideAwarenessMonth @GCR2P @R2PCoalition https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/03/23/ethiopia-tigray-russia-ukraine-abiy-putin-human-rights-abuses/


11. Global systems meant to prevent genocides continue to fail African people. Tigray has been under siege by the Ethiopian govt & absolutely nothing is being done to end the #TigrayGenocide. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @AminaJMohammed @StanleyConnect @WCAPSnet https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/04/06/crimes-against-humanity-and-ethnic-cleansing-ethiopias-western-tigray-zone#


12. Due to systemic racism, the siege and mass atrocities in Tigray continue to be ignored for over a year, as global leaders mobilize to end atrocities in Ukraine. Do African lives not matter? #TigrayGenocide @NAACP @TheBlackCaucus #GenocideAwarenessMonth https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/03/23/ethiopia-tigray-russia-ukraine-abiy-putin-human-rights-abuses/


#GenocideAwarenessMonth Pt. 4

1. “Twice in the past year, the world has stood by while this coalition has perpetrated international crimes against civilians of Tigrayan identity including murder, rape, torture and starvation.” @CPG_USHMM @USAmbHRC #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/26/ethiopia-genocide-warning-signs-abiy-ahmed


2. The world has said time and time again ‘Never Again’ but never again is happening in 2022 and the world is simply watching. #TigrayGenocide is well documented with overwhelming evidence. @DeputySecState @WFPChief @hickspeggy #GenocideAwarenessMonth https://www.hrw.org/report/2022/04/06/we-will-erase-you-land/crimes-against-humanity-and-ethnic-cleansing-ethiopias


3. Tigrayans deserve for their suffering to be recognized accurately. #CallItGenocide not only ethnic cleansing, because what is happening in Tigray meets all the hallmarks of a genocide. @SecBlinken @POTUS @LindaT_G #GenocideAwarenessMonth #TigrayGenocide https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/26/ethiopia-genocide-warning-signs-abiy-ahmed


4. It is estimated that 500,000 Tigrayan civilians have died due to deliberate extrajudicial killings, famine, blockade of aid, starvation, bombs, etc..What is the world waiting for? @DeputySecState @USAID @LindaT_G #TigrayGenocide #GenocideAwarenessMonth


5. There have been many reputable reports confirming ethnic cleansing in Tigray. Due to the comm blockout, the true extent of the horrors remain hidden. Where is the int’l community as Tigrayans perish? #TigrayGenocide #GenocideAwarenessMonth @UNReliefChief


6. Despite the deliberate comm blackout by the Ethiopian govt to hide #TigrayGenocide, reports of weaponized rape, starvation, massacres, and the burning of Tigrayans alive, have managed to get out. Where is the outrage? @vestager #GenocideAwarenessMonth


7. The @IntlCrimCourt has emboldened Abiy Ahmed to prolong #TigrayGenocide with impunity, as he delivers empty promises of a truce. Int’l leaders must understand how they are complicit with genocide. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @JanezLenarcic @SecBlinken


8. #TigrayGenocide is the longest & worst in modern human history. Ethiopia is using weaponized hunger, mass rape, massacres, destruction of public services and burning people alive. The world must stop this. @EUatUN @HouseofCommons #GenocideAwarenessMonth https://todaynewsafrica.com/tigrayans-being-burned-alive-atrocities-and-massacres-taking-place-international-community-needs-to-help-ethiopias-tigray-region-under-longest-and-worst-siege-in-human-history/


9. “The quick restoration of basic services denied to Tigray for months – electricity, communications & banking chief among them – would be a test of the government’s goodwill.” But Abiy Ahmed continues to not deliver. #GenocideAwarenessMonth @EUAmbUS





March 30, 2022

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 1

1. For over 17 months, Ethiopian forces have been committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tigrayan people with impunity. Fund the UN investigative mechanism. #TigrayCantWait #VoteNo @Brazil_UN_NY @CanadaUN @ArgentinaUN https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid

2. After committing atrocities against Tigrayans, the Ethiopian govt is now looking to deny funding for the new @UN investigation. Reject this effort and #VoteNo. Tigrayans deserve justice. #TigrayCantWait @CzechUNNY @Denmark_UN @FijiMissionUN @UNCambodia https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

3. 17+ months later, the Ethiopian govt + their allies still have not been held accountable for the atrocities committed against #Tigray|ans. The UN must ensure funding for the UN Investigation in #Ethiopia. @UNinIndonesia @ItalyUN_Geneva #TigrayCantWait https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

4. Tigrayans have been subjected to extrajudicial executions, mass detentions, sexual violence, looting and forced displacement. There must be funding for an investigation into these violations. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @CzechUNNY @ItalyUN_NY @PakistanUN_NY https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/24/ethiopia-airstrike-camp-displaced-likely-war-crime

5. “Tigrayan civilians attempting to escape violence have been attacked & killed. Scores in detention face life-threatening conditions including torture, starvation, & denial of medical care.” Fund the investigation. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @CanadaUN @NZUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/12/16/ethiopia-new-wave-atrocities-western-tigray

6. A forgotten crisis: the #Ethiopian govt continues its siege of #Tigray with its telecom blackout of the region. @UN member states should ensure the UN commission in Ethiopia is mobilized and fully funded as soon as possible. #TigrayCantWait @UKUN_NewYork https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

7. Ethiopia continues to avoid culpability for #TigrayGenocide. “States concerned about justice for victims of human rights violations in #Ethiopia should push back against such efforts to curtail funding for the commission.” #TigrayCantWait @CroatiaUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

8. For over 500 days, Ethiopia utilized expulsions, threats, and intimidation to prevent investigations in #Tigray. Swift funding for the @UN investigation in the country is essential to ensure accountability. #TigrayCantWait @Brazil_UN_NY @EcuadorONU https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

9. The Ethiopian govt deceives the int’l community once again. Instead of a ‘humanitarian truce,’ soldiers are heading to the borders of Tigray, likely to escalate the war. We ask that you fund the UN investigative mechanism. #TigrayCantWait @franceonu https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-28/ethiopian-troops-seen-moving-toward-tigray-after-truce-declared

10. It’s been 100+ days since aid has entered Tigray. It’s time the world takes action, & accountability is one crucial way. The UN should reject the Ethiopian govt’s efforts to deny funds for the investigation. #TigrayCantWait #VoteNo @ArmeniaUN @AustriaUN https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

11. The #Ethiopian govt continues to commit atrocities, block humanitarian access, and is preparing for more war in #Tigray, despite a cessation of hostilities being declared. It is time for the Int’l community to act because #TigrayCantWait @USAmbUN @UN_HRC https://twitter.com/omnatigray/status/1509221569322631170?s=21&t=HW5UvMmhj_AS8-ugOVK1Bw

12. “What you need when you go into an atrocity zone is a clean slate so outside investigators can look into it neutrally.” Ethiopia’s attempt to deny accountability + justice for victims must be rejected. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @ArgentinaUN @ArmeniaUN https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-ccf2665d453f6af0d08e3bdf8db81b96

13. Ethiopia, accused of #TigrayGenocide, is proposing to defund the newly formed @UN investigative mechanism meant to pursue justice for all victims. Tigray is in the dark and needs justice! #TigrayCantWait @RMIMission @MexOnu @UruguayONU @PLinUN https://twitter.com/Tigrayact/status/1436361821796159503/video/1

14. The ICC’s inaction has emboldened the Ethiopian govt. The @UN must ensure funding for the UN investigation in Ethiopia to end this cycle of atrocities and violence + hold perpetrators accountable. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @Denmark_UN @franceonu @NLatUN https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ethiopia-pushes-block-un-funding-abuse-inquiry-2022-03-30/

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 2

1. Throughout the war, the Ethiopian govt has used airstrikes to target civilians, in one instance killing at least 57 civilians in Dedebit, #Tigray. UN member states must ensure funding for the investigative mechanism. #TigrayCantWait @NepalUNNY @NLatUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/24/ethiopia-airstrike-camp-displaced-likely-war-crime

2. Ethiopian, Eritrean + Amhara forces have been committing a genocide against Tigrayans for the last 17+ months. The world must take action and pursue justice⁠ — fund the investigative mechanism. #TigrayCantWait @ONUPeru @ChileONU @SwedenUN @SpainUN https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

3. To ensure credible investigations into war crimes and other violations in #Ethiopia are conducted, @UN member states should not fold into pressure from the Ethiopian govt to deny funding for a new UN commission. #TigrayCantWait @UN_Command @JapanMissionUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

4. “@UN members should reject #Ethiopia’s latest efforts to prevent scrutiny of its actions in northern Ethiopia + ensure that the commission has the resources and staff necessary to investigate” by ensuring it’s fully funded. #TigrayCantWait @GermanyUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

5. UN member countries must resist Ethiopia’s efforts to deny funding for a new @UN commission. Tigray has been left in a deadly siege and this must be investigated quickly. #TigrayCantWait @UNinBangladesh @UNinIndonesia @un_uzbekistan @unafghanistan https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

6. It is the duty of the Int’l community to halt crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. UN members must agree to fund the investigative mechanism in Tigray and get it operational quickly. #TigrayCantWait @USAmbUN @USUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

7. Ethiopia, China, and Russia are guilty of hijacking budget discussions in an attempt to stop the investigations of human rights abuses. @UN members must stand firm and put humanity first. #TigrayCantWait @ColombiaONU @GrenadaUN @GuatemalaONU @UNGuyana https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

8. The Ethiopian govt is blocking aid trucks full of aid from reaching millions in Tigray. They are now working to stop the new investigative mechanism by proposing to defund it. UN member states should ensure funding. #TigrayCantWait @CanadaUN @NZUN @UN_BiH https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

9. 120,000+ Tigrayan women + girls have been raped as part of the #TigrayGenocide. They need justice + accountability. We ask that @UN_HRC states get the investigative mechanism operational quickly + fully funded asap. #TigrayCantWait @PLinUN @UN_Ukraine https://twitter.com/OmnaTigray/status/1505992383745433603?s=20&t=kENQzOfX_q_k2NS0Y_BbAg

10. “#Ethiopia + its allies are attempting to use the budget negotiations as a back door to revisit and undermine decisions made by other UN bodies.” UN members should stand strong and support human rights funding. #TigrayCantWait @JapanMissionUN @MexOnu https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

11. The @WHO said “Nowhere on earth are people more at risk than #Tigray.” Although the Ethiopian govt is working to stop the investigation in Ethiopia, the UN must hold strong + support funding for human rights. #TigrayCantWait @swiss_un @BelgiumUNGeneva https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

12. Tigrayan children are dying due to lack of medicine, medical equipment + food—all because the Ethiopian govt is blocking access to aid. The UN must fund the new investigation & get it operational quickly. @ArmeniaUN @GermanyUNGeneva #TigrayCantWait https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/doctors-say-lives-are-lost-hospitals-ethiopias-tigray-due-dwindling-supplies-2022-01-05/

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 3

1. Researchers say that 500,000+ Tigrayans have been killed in the ongoing war in #Tigray, yet the Ethiopian govt is actively working to prevent any investigation. The @UN must stand strong in funding for human rights. #TigrayCantWait @UKRinUN @UruguayONU https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

2. Survivors of gang rape + sexual slavery mention their perpetrators say they’re there to “cleanse the blood line.” Survivors need justice. Fund the UN investigation in Ethiopia. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @NorwayUN @irishmissionun @RMIMission @EstoniaUN https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/19/africa/ethiopia-tigray-rape-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html

3. Ethiopia, China + Russia are looking to hijack UN budget discussions in an attempt to stop the investigative mechanism in Ethiopia. UN member states must push back against these efforts to support millions of victims. #TigrayCantWait @USUN @EU_UNGeneva https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

4. “The siege of 6 million people in Tigray by Eritrean & Ethiopian forces for more than 500 days is one of the longest in modern history.” Millions are facing starvation. The @UN must ACT immediately. #TigrayCantWait @UN_CYPRUS @BINUH_UN @ArmeniaUN @USAmbUN https://healthpolicy-watch.news/tedros-slams-both-russian-ethiopian-forces-barring-civilian-access-to-health-and-humanitarian-aid/

5. Despite the Ethiopian government’s misleading assurances to the ICC, no aid has reached Tigray where 900,000 Tigrayans are facing famine. The @UN must intervene to #AllowAccessToTigray. #TigrayCantWait. @CanadaUN @MexOnu @PLinUN @UN_Albania @AzmissionUN https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/terror-and-security/tigray-remains-without-aid-despite-humanitarian-truce/

6. The aid should flow to #Tigray by now, yet the Ethiopian government once again deceived the Int‘l community and continues to block aid to millions in dire conditions. #TigrayCantWait @ONUHumanRights @BelgiumUN @UNGeneva @ONUHumanRights @OHCHR_Cambodia https://www.dw.com/en/ethiopias-tigray-region-still-waits-for-aid-despite-a-government-truce/a-61304620

7. Despite alarms, extreme levels of hunger in #Tigray has not been averted. Waiting any further will be too late. Rapid response and justice are what Tigray needs. Ensure funding for UN investigations. #TigrayCantWait @Denmark_UN @franceonu @ItalyUN_NY https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

8. Starvation has been the Ethiopian govt‘s weapon of choice for over 500 days. Instead of the promised humanitarian truce, there is a new round of army massing across all frontiers. #TigrayCantWait @GeorgiaUN @SpainUN @GermanyUNGeneva @ArmeniaUN @SwedenUN https://www.dw.com/en/ethiopias-tigray-region-still-waits-for-aid-despite-a-government-truce/a-61304620

9. For over 500 days, Ethiopia’s govt has kept over 6 million people in Tigray hostage. With no access to medicine, food, water, electricity & banking services. How long can the UN look the other way? @irishmissionun @MexOnu @UruguayONU @NZUN #TigrayCantWait https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

10. Ethiopia & Eritrea have been imposing starvation on Tigray in a systematic & rigorous way for more than 1.5 years. Fund the UN investigation to ensure accountability and bring justice to millions of people. #TigrayCantWait @BGerstenbergUN @PedroPedrosoC https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/doctors-say-lives-are-lost-hospitals-ethiopias-tigray-due-dwindling-supplies-2022-01-05/

11. Most massacres + other atrocities committed in Tigray by Ethiopian and allied forces have been underreported or not investigated. The @UN Commission of Human Rights Experts on #Ethiopia must be fully funded to ensure this changes. #TigrayCantWait @UNBenin https://omnatigray.org/omna-tigray-on-the-flawed-un-ohchr-and-ehrc-joint-investigation-into-crimes-committed-in-tigray/

12. #Ethiopia continues to use hunger as a weapon of war with no aid trucks successfully delivering aid to #Tigray, since mid-December. Now it’s trying to block funding for @UN mechanisms to carry out mandated tasks. #TigrayCantWait @USUN @CanadaUN @MexOnu https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 4

1. The Int’l community must question Abiy Ahmed’s real intentions, as he denies humanitarian aid to millions in siege. It is critical that the UN investigation is properly funded and operational. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @FinlandUN @LatviaUN_NY @swiss_un https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

2. Abiy Ahmed is holding an entire region hostage. How can aid be hindered for so long without consequences? The least the @UN can do is #VoteNo to ensure the investigation is properly funded and operational. #TigrayCantWait @SingaporeUN @LatviaUN_NY https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/other/despite-humanitarian-truce-in-tigray-millions-still-wait-for-aid/ar-AAVF49o

3. As the world focuses on #Ukraine, we urge UN members to not forget Tigray. This is a region that has been cut off from the world. It is imperative that you reject Ethiopia’s efforts to deny funds for the investigation. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @ThailandUN https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-03-30/ethiopia-pushes-to-block-u-n-funding-for-abuse-inquiry

4. The UN must use its power to get justice for the millions indefinitely in siege in Tigray. Do not reject funding for the investigation after all of these mounting atrocities. Do the right thing and #VoteNo. @AustraliaUN @SpainUN @UNSerbia #TigrayCantWait https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-03-30/ethiopia-pushes-to-block-u-n-funding-for-abuse-inquiry

5. Despite the truce, no aid has entered Tigray where residents are ‘being pushed to the very edge.’ The @UN has the responsibility to protect those being persecuted. Fund the investigation. #VoteNo @SlovakiaUNNY @SLOtoUNGeneva @UNSriLanka #TigrayCantWait https://www.theafricareport.com/188716/ethiopia-despite-truce-no-aid-has-entered-tigray-where-residents-are-being-pushed-to-the-very-edge/


March 24, 2022

#AllowAccessToTigray Pt. 1

1. With the state-imposed siege on Tigray tightening, innocent civilians are needlessly dying due to starvation and lack of medication. The world must force Ethiopia & Eritrea to lift the deadly siege + #AllowAccessToTigray. @SecBlinken @JosepBorrellF @USUN

2. Emboldened by the int’l community’s inaction, @AbiyAhmedAli and his cronies continue to starve Tigrayans to death with impunity. We ask @ChrisVanHollen @timkaine and @SenatorRounds to support S.3199 in order to #AllowAccessToTigray, among other things. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid

3. Today marks 100 days since no aid convoy has reached Tigray due to a state-imposed siege. Civilians are left to sleep on an empty stomach with hopes they don’t perish. @USAmbUN @StateDept @UKUN_NewYork act to #AllowAccessToTigray before it’s too late.

4. Despite continuous pleas to #AllowAccessToTigray, all routes to the region remain deliberately closed by Ethiopian & Eritrean forces. All the while, @JustinTrudeau’s admin is sustaining a genocide that’s so far claimed 500,000 lives through it’s inaction. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

5. .@WHO Director-General @DrTedros describes the situation in #Tigray as “catastrophic.” Humanitarian partners are running out of food and fuel to help millions of people who are in dire need of assistance. @StateDept @USAID @UNICEF #AllowAccessToTigray https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/who-head-spotlights-catastrophic-humanitarian-crisis-ethiopia-s-tigray-region/ar-AAVarHz

6. “There is nowhere on earth where the health of millions of people is more under threat than in Tigray” – @WHO Director-General. Millions in #Tigray are facing a humanitarian catastrophe as aid and medicine remain blocked @WFPChief #AllowAccessToTigray

7. Since July 2021, millions of people in #Tigray have been under a de facto blockade imposed by the Ethiopian government. Less than 10% of the required food aid has made it to Tigray. The world must call on Ethiopia to #AllowAccessToTigray! @EU_Commission

8. Millions of Tigrayans are being starved because of the deliberate aid blockade enacted by the Ethiopian government. Immediate action is needed to prevent millions from starving to death. #AllowAccessToTigray @EU_Commission @WFPChief @StateDeptSpox @UNDP https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid

9. U.S. Special envoy Amb. Satterfield reported that attempts to move aid to #Tigray were blocked by groups in Afar. Federal & regional forces in Ethiopia continue enacting a brutal blockade, endangering the lives of millions. @EUatUN #AllowAccessToTigray

10. Weaponizing food & aid is an internationally recognized crime, yet #Ethiopia continues to do so without any regard to int’l law. How many more civilians must suffer before action is taken?! @mbachelet @antonioguterres @vonderleyen #AllowAccessToTigray

#AllowAccessToTigray Pt. 2

1. Abiy Ahmed has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Millions of civilians are suffering in Tigray due to the siege he has endorsed and your inaction is only making matters worse. #AllowAccessToTigray @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia

2. Ethiopia has consistently shown its disregard for int’l human rights law. Not only has @AbiyAhmedAli’s govt blocked food & aid from reaching civilians in #Tigray, but has also intentionally targeted aid workers. #AllowAccessToTigray @donlemon @TIME

3. Today marks 100 days since aid trucks have been blocked from entering Tigray. @AbiyAhmedAli hasrepeatedly shown that he cannot be trusted. #TigrayCantWait another 100 days. Take action today! #AllowAccessToTigray @SecBlinken @TimmermansEU@dreynders https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/world/africa/ethiopia-expels-un-officials.html

4. Families across Tigray are exhausting all means to feed themselves, as the deadly siege continues. When will the world care about all children suffering in war? #AllowAccessToTigray @unicefchief @unwomenchief @keepachildalive @UNReliefChief

5. International leaders must do everything in their power to help end the siege in Tigray. Medical staff have been pleading for help for far too long. @UN ACT NOW! #AllowAccessToTigray @UNGeneva @WHO @antonioguterres @AmbMKimani @UNReliefChief @USAmbUN

6. Starvation is being used as a weapon of war on millions of Tigrayans by the Ethiopian govt. Yet, the int’l community focuses all their attention on Ukraine and continues to fail Tigray for over a year. #AllowAccessToTigray @ObamaFoundation @Trevornoah

7. “In Tigray, families are exhausting all remaining means to access food,with 3/4 of the population reported to be using extreme coping strategies to survive.”Stop the Ethiopian govt from blocking aid! #AllowAccessToTigray @NorwayUN @irishmissionun @MexOnu https://reports.unocha.org/en/country/ethiopia

8. “There was no movement of emergency agricultural inputs (seed, fertilizer, & agro-chemicals) into Tigray Region since the beginning of July 2021.” 90%+ harvest was looted & burned by invading forces in the past year. @EUatUN @EUAmbUS #AllowAccessToTigray https://reports.unocha.org/en/country/ethiopia

9. 6.8M+ civilians in Tigray, 97% of the population, need emergency food aid. Yet Ethiopian & Eritrean troops continue to block aid “not one aid truck has arrived in Tigray since mid-December.” #AllowAccessToTigray @czorrinho @fernanddev @hickspeggy @eu_echo

10. 97% of Tigray’s 6.8 million population need emergency food aid today. Yet, Ethiopian & Eritrean troops continue to block aid. Not one aid truck has arrived in Tigray since mid-December. #AllowAccessToTigray @czorrinho @fernanddev @hickspeggy @eu_echo https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid

#AllowAccessToTigray Pt. 3

1. The total siege of Tigray imposed by @AbiyAhmedAli’s government has totally collapsed all basic infrastructure killing thousands and leaving millions in imminent danger. #EndTigraySiege #AllowAccessToTigray @DicarloRosemary @FilippoGrandi @UNReliefChief https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid

2. “They’re fighting a govt which is doing everything it can to cleanse the people of Tigray from the earth..We are just trying to survive.”No aid trucks have entered Tigray in 100 days! #AllowAccessToTigray @ColorOfChange @blackvoices @Blklivesmatter https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid

3. According to @WHO chief @DrTedros, “nowhere on Earth” do we see people at greater risk than those located in #Tigray. #Ethiopia’s continued siege of the region has caused one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. #AllowAccessToTigray @SamanthaJPower https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

4. #Ethiopia’s continued siege of #Tigray has prevented 46,000 people with HIV from receiving treatment. Additionally, “people with tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes + cancer are also not being treated, and may have died.” #AllowAccessToTigray @franceonu https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

5. It has been 100 days since aid delivery trucks were permitted into #Tigray. Blocked access by #Ethiopia|n and allied forces, rather than insufficient supply, prevents millions in the region from getting much-needed aid. #AllowAccessToTigray @WhiteHouse https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

6. “About half a million children are estimated to be lacking food in #Tigray, including more than 115,000 severely malnourished.” #Ethiopia’s continued siege will only worsen food insecurity in the coming months. #AllowAccessToTigray @UNICEFUSA @UNICEF_uk https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

7. “No aid trucks have successfully delivered aid to #Tigray since mid-December.” Consequently, aid agencies have been forced to transport by air, which is more costly and delivers minimal supplies. Road access must be permitted. #AllowAccessToTigray @MexOnu https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide #SupportHR6600

March 19, 2022

#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide Pt. 1

1. Ethiopia launched a genocidal war on Tigray. A reported 500,000 lives have been lost & nearly 2 million displaced. @PMEthiopia is still continuing this genocidal war. Please #SupportHR6600. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @RepMariaSalazar @RepHankJohnson https://news.yahoo.com/head-spotlights-catastrophic-humanitarian-crisis-234120248.html

2. The blocking of food & aid from entering Tigray only hurts civilians. The most vulnerable are women, children and the elderly. This is a crime against humanity that must be condemned. #SupportHR6600 @RepYoungKim @RepKirkpatrick @RepLawrence https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/01/23/ethiopias-government-appears-to-be-wielding-hunger-as-a-weapon

3. The ongoing siege & complete destruction of Tigray’s health system has deprived rape survivors of access to adequate treatment. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @glsurvivorsfund @LSE_WPS @GCRFGenderHub @prioGPS @DCConsortiumWPS @feministfp @HUWomensCenter https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/women-and-girls/make-hiv-positive-hundreds-women-rush-tigray-hospitals-soldiers/

4. Tigrayans are suffering from weaponized starvation. Humanitarian aid access remains blocked following the #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide. Please #SupportHR6600 to save innocent lives. @RepLucyMcBath @RepMalinowski @RepTedLieu @RepJuliaLetlow https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/03/africa/tigray-ethiopia-food-shortage-intl/index.html

5. 500DaysOfTigrayGenocide has shamefully not garnered the attention that it deserves from the international community, despite the magnitude of crimes against humanity. This is unacceptable. We urge you to #SupportHR6600. @RepZoeLofgren @RepElaineLuria https://news.yahoo.com/head-spotlights-catastrophic-humanitarian-crisis-234120248.html

6. .@YouTube, among other global enterprises, should cut its ties with Ethiopia, as it did with Russia, to protect the civilians and recognize #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide. Humanity must be prioritized. @RepMaloney @RepZoeLofgren @RepElaineLuria https://www.nytimes.com/article/russia-invasion-companies.html

7. Perpetrators of war crimes must be held accountable. Bombings of civilian infrastructures, weaponized starvation and lack of medical care are increasing in Tigray as the siege continues. #SupportHR6600 @RepDianaDeGette @davidcicilline @CongressmanHice https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2021/12/8/how-international-bodies-can-help-prevent-more-Ethiopia-massacres

8. During the #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide credible reports of war crimes have emerged including evidence of ethnic cleansing against Tigrayans. Yet, the int‘l community remains inactive as they did with #Rwanda. @donlemon @Trevornoah @EmmaWatson @RachelCargle https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

9. Tigrayan women have little to no access to food, medicine, & electricity. As feminists, they need you to advocate for an end to this deadly siege. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @ACCORD_online @FemWiseAfrica @keziehelen @AUBinetaDiop @DrJoyceBanda @AU_WGDD https://leads.ap.org/best-of-the-week/exclusive-on-life-under-siege-in-tigray

10. As a result of Ethiopia’s brutal siege, millions of women in Tigray have been forced to watch their children starve. We need you to #SupportHR6600 to end #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide. @StateGWI @gpatel2021 @Consortium_GSHR @giwps @WhiteHouseGPC @Wrcommission https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors#

11. Throughout the past #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide, Ethiopia and Eritrea have committed horrific crimes against humanity in Tigray, yet there’s been no accountability. Tigray needs justice. Please #SupportHR6600. @RepLizCheney @davidcicilline @RepYvetteClarke https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

12. It’s been #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide and still the int’l community has done nothing more than discuss “concerns.” How many more lives must be lost before action is taken? Please #SupportHR6600. @RepFilemonVela @RepSaraJacobs @RepJuliaLetlow @RepMaloney https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias#

#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide Pt. 2

1. While all eyes are focused on Russia & Ukraine, the int’l community must also remember Tigray, where 500,000 of the population have been killed in #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide. Please spread awareness. #SupportHR6600 @shaunking @MerrittForTexas @angela_rye https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

2. The war on Tigray has left millions in famine. How have you used your power today to save the lives of innocent civilians in Africa? It has been #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide. Where’s your outrage? @ahunnaeziakonwa @Atayeshe @_AfricanUnion @PaulKagame https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

3. Sadly, the skin color of war victims seems to be the biggest indicator of solidarity. While #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide is hushed up, the west is showing solidarity with #Ukraine. #SupportHR6600 @RepJoeWilson @RepMariaSalazar @Trevornoah @Blklivesmatter https://www.nytimes.com/article/russia-invasion-companies.html

4. While bombs are raining down on the civilian population in Tigray, the outcry is huge when Ukraine is bombed. Indescribable atrocities have been a part of life for #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide. Do black lives not matter? @jakejsullivan @SecBlinken @USUN https://www.barrons.com/news/more-than-300-civilians-killed-in-three-months-of-ethiopia-airstrikes-un-01646678708

5. After #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide, the logical consequence of the greatest famine in the world now follows. For 16 months, the fields in Tigray could not be harvested or cultivated. Existing food stocks were destroyed by invading forces. @UNDP @UNGeneva https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/who-chief-worlds-worst-health-crisis-is-in-ethiopia/2022/03/16/9f83df92-a53b-11ec-8628-3da4fa8f8714_story.html

6. For the victims of the #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide we demand unfettered access to humanitarian aid, a complete investigation of all massacres + the removal of enemy forces from all parts of Tigray. @UNHumanRights @StateDept @antonioguterres @mbachelet https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/who-chief-worlds-worst-health-crisis-is-in-ethiopia/2022/03/16/9f83df92-a53b-11ec-8628-3da4fa8f8714_story.html

7. Patterns during #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide shows that Ethiopia is intimidating aid workers & civilians with airstrikes. When will the int’l community understand that they have a responsibility to protect these lives? @irishmissionun @KenyaMissionUN @USAmbUN https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/airstrikes-hit-capital-ethiopias-tigray-region-80723858

8. Tigrayans have been burned alive, systematically raped, massacred, arbitrarily placed in concentration camps, and their personal properties looted and destroyed by invading forces. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide must be stopped. @Pontifex @CPG_USHMM https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

9. Telecommunication blackouts + limited access imposed on Tigray by the Ethiopian govt have made it difficult for aid workers to reach civilians. More must be done by the int’l community. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @JosepBorrellF @EU_Commission @Haavisto https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/06/why-us-should-call-famine-violence-tigray-genocide/

10. The latest UN humanitarian report says that the vast majority of Tigray is considered “hard to reach” or “highly restricted” due to the Ethiopian govt’s blockade. End the siege now! #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @MarosSefcovic @dreynders @CharlesMichel @eucopresident @EUSR_Weber

March 18, 2022

#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide Pt. 1

1. “Abiy and Isaias have shown the world who they are on multiple occasions. Yet, the international community has had considerable difficulty taking these authoritarian leaders at their words.” @SecBlinken @POTUS @VP @PowerUSAID #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://www.theafricareport.com/183840/ethiopia-isaias-afewerki-and-abiy-ahmed-through-the-prism-of-the-ukraine-conflict/

2. The blockade by the Ethiopian government has stopped over 90% of aid from entering Tigray where 900,000+ are in famine. How much longer will world leaders allow this siege to continue? #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @USUNSpox @WHCOS @JanezLenarcic @UNOSAPG

3. Tigrayans have been subjected to weaponized starvation, rape, indiscriminate shelling and displacement among having essential infrastructure deliberately destroyed. Please #SupportHR6600. @RepJoeWilson @RepKClark @RepAdams #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide

4. The war on Tigray must stop. The world cannot stand idle while the Ethiopian government wreaks havoc on innocent civilians. Please advocate for peace and #SupportHR6600. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @RepCheri @RepAndreCarson @USRepKCastor@JoaquinCastrotx https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

5. .@AbiyAhmedAli has demonstrated that he is not a democratic reformer. The world must stop turning a blind eye while millions of lives are at risk of death. All of Tigray needs immediate humanitarian access. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @StateDept @WFPChief

6. We must prioritize the future of all children. A future where they’re able to attend school and be safe from ethnic discrimination and hate. Will you be a voice for the millions of children in Tigray? #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @violadavis @aliciakeys https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/05/28/ethiopia-tigray-schools-occupied-looted

7. As the 500-days conflict drags on, the isolated region of Tigray continues to suffer under what the UN has called a de facto blockade. Please help advocate for an end to this deadly siege. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @NBCBLK @BuzzFeedNews @theGrio @TeenVogue https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/02/patients-dying-as-conflict-prevents-supplies-reaching-tigray-hospitals

8. Tigray has been cut off from the rest of the world, leaving millions at risk of death from weaponized starvation. Please use your voice for those that have been silenced by the Ethiopian govt. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @blackvoices @ColorOfChange @Blavity https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/02/patients-dying-as-conflict-prevents-supplies-reaching-tigray-hospitals

9. “There is no other way to define what is happening to the people of Tigray than by ethnic cleansing.” How much longer will the @UN allow this human suffering? We need meaningful action. @mbachelet @antonioguterres @ASteiner #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide

10. As the chief architects of the genocidal war on Tigray, Isaias & Abiy have repeatedly violated the core tenets of Int’l humanitarian law. Why is the @IntlCrimCourt allowing these two to continue to kill? @MinPres @NLatICC @GCR2P #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://www.theafricareport.com/183840/ethiopia-isaias-afewerki-and-abiy-ahmed-through-the-prism-of-the-ukraine-conflict/

11. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide: According to researchers the estimate includes:50,000 to 100,000 victims of direct killings150,000 to 200,000 starvation deathsMore than 100,000 additional deaths caused by a lack of health care.”@lauraboldrini @ItalyMFA https://tgam.ca/3tiEn2M

12. #RussiaWarCrimes & @AbiyAhmedAli’s #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide must be condemned on the same level. Why is @ItalyMFA signing new economic deals with @PMEthiopia? #BlackLivesMatter too! Stop making money with genocidal dictators! @luigidimaio @MarinaSereni https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-03-07/more-than-300-killed-in-air-strikes-in-northern-ethiopia-since-nov-un-rights-chief

#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide Pt. 2

1. “Soldiers and militias subjected Tigrayan women and girls to rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual mutilation, and other other forms of torture, often using ethnic slurs and death threats.” @angela_rye @RachelCargle @meena @ava #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

2. Millions in the Tigray region are at risk of starvation due to the deadly siege imposed by Abiy Ahmed. Please #SupportHR6600 to bring relief to the people of Ethiopia. @AngieCraigMN @RepCohen @RepDavids @RodneyDavis @RepDelBene #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

3. More than 6 million Tigrayans have been sealed off from the outside world and are facing an unparalleled health crisis. The @IntlCrimCourt’s failure to uphold itself to its standards is a grave injustice. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @ministerBZ @DutchMFA

4. “Patients are dying because of a lack of oxygen, a lack of electricity, and they cannot keep the babies breathing.” Why has the ICC ignored the crisis in Tigray for over a year? @KarimKhanQC @EU_Commission @EUCouncil @NLatICC #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/02/patients-dying-as-conflict-prevents-supplies-reaching-tigray-hospitals

5. It has been #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide and over 6 million people are in need of aid. In order to bring peace and stabilization to Ethiopia, the passing of H.R. 6600 is a critical component. #SupportHR6600 @RepJoeWilson @RepKinzinger @RepMeijer @RepHerrell https://p.dw.com/p/48QCF?maca=en-Twitter-sharing

6. “Government security forces have subjected Tigrayans … to sweeping ethnically based arrests, enforced disappearances since the beginning of the conflict.” This is unacceptable. Please #SupportHR6600 @SanfordBishop @laurenboebert @RepBonamici @RepHartzler https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/10/ethiopian-officials-accused-of-extorting-tigrayan-detainees

7. Tigray’s health system has been left in shambles by invading troops. Survivors lack adequate treatment and transport. Millions face imminent risk of death if action is not taken ASAP. Please #SupportHR6600. @DebDingell @RepAnnaEshoo @RepDwightEvans

8. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide: “The ethnic profiling, detention and killing of Tigrayans bears the hallmarks of genocide as defined by international law.” #SupportHR6600 and ensure accountability for atrocities. @RepBarragan @RepBeatty @RepBice @RepCindyAxne https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/09/09/ethiopia-tigray-bodies-recovered-sudan-river-elbagir-pkg-intl-lead-vpx.cnn

9. For 500 days, the Ethiopian govt has deliberately and systematically sealed off Tigray to conceal a genocide. It’s time for the @IntlCrimCourt to act and lift the genocidal siege. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @TimmermansEU @JuttaUrpilainen @vonderleyen https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ethiopia-tigray-news-executions-rape-war-atrocities-genocide/

10. For #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide, Tigrayans have been subjugated to systematic destruction of their essential infrastructure with 80% of health facilities looted, vandalized, or destroyed. This siege must end. @USUN @NorwayUN @franceonu @GermanyUN @EstoniaUN https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/terror-and-security/tigray-facing-worlds-biggest-health-catastrophe-warns/

11. “As many as 500k people have died from war & famine in the Tigray region of n. Ethiopia over the past 16 months.” When will Italy stop exacerbating this humanitarian crisis? @MentanaEnrico @lauraboldrini @PabloTrincia @ItalyUN_NY #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide

12. At least half a million deaths during the past #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide! “As many as 500k people have died from war & famine in the #Tigray region of northern Ethiopia over the past 16 months” researchers say. @MentanaEnrico @lauraboldrini @PabloTrincia https://tgam.ca/3tiEn2M

#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide Pt. 3

1. Ethiopian & Eritrean troops along with Amhara militias, have weaponized rape against 120,000+ Tigrayan women + girls. These victims have no access to medical care due to the siege. Please #SupportHR6600. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @RepBrownley @RepFletcher https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors

2. Compassion is being selectively demonstrated by the media. Not only are most media outlets not reporting on Tigray, but when they do their language is biased. This is irresponsible and unacceptable. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @NBCNews @TODAYshow @ABChttps://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

3. Compassion is being selectively demonstrated by corporations. Major companies across industries have rightfully and rapidly pulled out of Russia, but have forgotten about Tigray’s plight. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @Airbnb @Meta @Starbucks @YouTube @Boeing

4. .@YouTube has globally blocked Russian state-funded media, yet the platform has been instrumental in propagating Ethiopian propaganda against Tigrayans. This is hypocrisy. Do black lives not matter?#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @Blklivesmatter @ava @Oprah https://www.thedailybeast.com/refugees-from-other-wars-want-to-know-why-white-ukrainians-get-vip-treatment

5. The int’l community must be more compassionate to the unjust suffering of people everywhere. Tigray has been cut off from the world for over a year, and global leaders have failed to take meaningful action. Why? #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @NBCBLK @BNCNews

6. After #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide, more than half a million have died from violence and weaponized starvation. The world can no longer turn a blind eye while Ethiopia once again weaponizes hunger. @USAID @SecBlinken @USAmbUN @UNReliefChief @UNPeacekeeping https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

7. Ethiopia began a full-fledged assault on Tigray. Over 500k Tigrayans have been killed and over 2 million have been forced to flee their homes. The world has failed to keep the #NeverAgain promise. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @PaulKagame @JosepBorrellF @USUN

8. Ethiopia has weaponized rape, manufactured a famine, destroyed civilian infrastructure, massacred civilians, & has now resorted to burning civilians alive in its attempt to exterminate the Tigrayan people. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @ObamaFoundation @Oprah https://www.dw.com/en/ethiopian-forces-burned-tigrayan-man-alive-says-ehrc-rights-body/a-61112671

9. Issues of gender are fundamental to the experience of genocide. Over 120,000 women + girls have been raped, mutilated, & forced into slavery. Int’l leaders must persecute those committing these crimes. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @unwomenchief @endrapeinwar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnQmwj9_P5o

10. While 91% of the population needs emergency aid, Ethiopia continues to weaponize starvation with criminal impunity. We can’t allow Ethiopia to normalize genocide while millions are standing at death’s door. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @unicefchief @LindaT_G

11. Do you know that @ItalyMFA signed new economic deals with @AbiyAhmedAli after #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide? Why are Italy’s citizens not informed? Why are you not covering #TigrayGenocide like the #UkraineRussianWar? @PiazzapulitaLA7 @welikeduel @diMartedi https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-03-07/more-than-300-killed-in-air-strikes-in-northern-ethiopia-since-nov-un-rights-chief

12. “There is nowhere on earth where the health of millions of people is more under threat than Tigray”. @AbiyAhmedAli’s imposed blockade is preventing food & medicines to reach over 6 million starving under siege. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @corradoformigli https://bit.ly/36ryLui

#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide Pt. 4

1. In the past 500 days, 500K+ Tigrayan civilians killed, 120K+ women & girls have been raped, health centres looted & destroyed, all under a communication blackout. Please be a voice for those that have been silenced. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @nhannahjones

2. “We are very sure that we will be flooded with acutely sick patients in the coming weeks but we will not be able to help them.” The @EU_Commission must do more to stop Ethiopia from carrying out genocide. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @vestager @VDombrovskis https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252/amp

3. While the world is preoccupied with the war on Ukraine, Ethiopia and its allies are working to exterminate an entire population. This is a genocide aimed to erase Tigray. Take a stand for humanity. @TheRevAl @jemelehill @donlemon #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2021/12/8/how-international-bodies-can-help-prevent-more-Ethiopia-massacres

4. The @UN must do more to restore Tigray’s health system. Millions will perish if concrete action is not taken today. Prioritize humanity and stop turning a blind eye to #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide. @DicarloRosemary @ASteiner @ahunnaeziakonwa @Atayeshe

5. “My child has appendicitis and cannot get treatment” Children are dying from not only bombs but curable diseases and starvation. The Ethiopian govt must stop the deadly siege on Tigray. @CharlesMichel @AnnLinde @dreynders #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide

6. “As many as 500,000 people have died from war & famine in Tigray over the past 16 months.” The int’l community’s lack of action has played a key role in this catastrophe. Please ACT NOW. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @UNReliefChief @FilippoGrandi @PalomaUnicef https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

7. The world has rightfully stood up against the war on Ukraine, but why is the war on Tigray not getting the same attention? Horrific crimes have been documented during #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide. What will it take? @mbachelet @antonioguterres @NLatICC @USUN https://guardian.ng/news/ethiopian-forces-burned-tigrayan-man-alive/

8. 120K+ Tigrayan women and girls have been brutally raped by Amhara, Eritrean and Ethiopian forces. Many left without proper treatment as a result of the siege. Will you please be a voice for these women? @SophiaBush @EmmaWatson #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/21/a-tigrayan-womb-should-never-give-birth-rape-in-ethiopia-tigray

9. .@IntlCrimCourt has shown support towards Ukraine, but why is it controversial when it comes to Tigray? How can you allow Ethiopia to commit genocide? Tigray desperately needs unfettered humanitarian aid. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @KarimKhanQC @NLatICC https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/01/23/ethiopias-government-appears-to-be-wielding-hunger-as-a-weapon

10. Your ‘concerns’ have done nothing but allowed half a MILLION lives to perish at the hands of genocidal regimes. We urge you to take meaningful action today before Tigray is starved to death. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @UNDP @UNFPA @UNTreatyBodies @UNOSAPG https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

11. Ethiopia is committing a genocide under a total communication blackout. Tigray has been in the dark for 16+ months. The crimes documented so far are only the tip of the iceberg. You must take action. #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @SecBlinken @StateDept https://staging-omnatigray.com/telecommunications-and-internet-blackout-in-ethiopia-tigray-region/

12. The US sanctioned Russia & @POTUS called Putin a “war criminal” for actions in Ukraine. In Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed waged #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide yet there hasn’t been a similar response. The US must be consistent in its values.#CallItAGenocide @SecBlinken https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/abiy-ahmed-ethiopia-tigray-invasion/2021/01/27/b5ccd58e-5ff9-11eb-9430-e7c77b5b0297_story.html

#500DaysOfTigrayGenocide Pt. 5

1. “As many as 500k people have died from war & famine in the Tigray region of N. Ethiopia over the past 16 months.” End #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide by ensuring those who commit atrocities are held accountable. #SupportHR6600 @RepDavidTrone @RepAnnWagner https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

2. Tigray remains under siege as the Ethiopian government weaponizes hunger. The US must ensure humanitarian aid successfully enters Tigray to reach the millions in famine. Please take action today. #SupportHR6600 #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @AOC @RepJayapal

3. “Many report being told that they are raped & sexually violated because of their ethnic identity.” Perpetrators must be held accountable for using rape as a weapon of war. #SupportHR6600 #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @RepMarcyKaptur @RepBarbaraLee @RepDLesko https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/08/10/what-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-tigray-really-means/

4. “Forced starvation is the latest chapter in a conflict where ethnic Tigrayans have been massacred, gang-raped & expelled. Months after crops were burned & communities stripped bare, a new kind of death has set in.” @ClaraLionelFdn #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038858345/i-just-cry-dying-of-hunger-in-ethiopias-blockaded-tigray-region

5. While Tigrayans in Italy are mourning #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide, @MarinaSereni of @ItalyMFA continues to fund @AbiyAhmedAli’s genocidal regime by signing new economic agreements with Ethiopia. All despite the 120k women raped by ENDF. @PiazzapulitaLA7 https://twitter.com/ItalyinEthiopia/status/1498752704214192133

6. .@ItalyMFA’s double standards are despicable: On one 🫱 @luigidimaio rightfully condemned Russia’s war crimes. On the other 🫲 @MarinaSereni keeps funding @AbiyAhmedAli (via @aics_it).#BlackLivesMatter too! #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide @PiazzapulitaLA7

7. Talking about economic bonds with Ethiopia after #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide is despicable.Talking about the “role of women in peace processes” with @SahleWorkZewde, the president of a govt responsible for 120k rapes is shameful! @MarinaSereni @luigidimaio https://twitter.com/ItalyinEthiopia/status/1498691482169008129

8. Yet another wicked choice by @MarinaSereni! On top of stipulating new economic deals with Ethiopia, after #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide; she also has the nerve to meet with @DemekeHasen, the instigator of genocide. @ItalyMFA is run by criminals. @repubblica https://twitter.com/ItalyinEthiopia/status/1498332044174241797

9. For #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide civilians have been imprisoned, gang-raped, bombed, burned, drowned & murdered by @PMEthiopia. Yet, @MarinaSereni of @ItalyMFA recently went to Addis to sign new economic deals with @AbiyAhmedAli! @ItalyinEthiopia @aics_it https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-03-07/more-than-300-killed-in-air-strikes-in-northern-ethiopia-since-nov-un-rights-chief

10. .@PMEthiopia has granted total impunity to its army & allied forces guilty of all types of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Including, the murders of 20 aid workers. @JanezLenarcic @JosepBorrellF @SpainMFA @MFAofArmenia #500DaysOfTigrayGenocide https://nyti.ms/3IkCIhm

#Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022

March 8, 2022

#IWD2022 Pt. 1

1. As we celebrate women on this day, it’s just as important to highlight the injustices women are facing globally. In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, women are forced to choose between death or rape by invading soldiers. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @USUN https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-ethiopia-conflict-rape-idUSKBN29S0BG

2. As we celebrate #IWD2022, let’s remember to seek #Justice4TigrayWomen. Millions of women in the Tigray have been fighting for more than a year to survive a horrific genocide. What’s being done to save them? @mbachelet @Atayeshe @ahunnaeziakonwa https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/08/10/what-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-tigray-really-means/

3. On #IWD2022, survivors of gang rape in Tigray have no access to STI/HIV testing & treatment. Credible reports show soldiers intentionally spread HIV to women and girls. #Justice4TigrayWomen @Winnie_Byanyima @NetworkAthena @ICWEastAfrica @MakeWomenCount https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/women-and-girls/make-hiv-positive-hundreds-women-rush-tigray-hospitals-soldiers/

4. Women and girls who’ve faced brutal forms of sexual violence by invading troops are now facing death due to an ongoing deadly siege. This #IWD2022, please speak up against the injustices in Tigray. #Justice4TigrayWomen @SheDecidesGFI @NLWomensrights https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias

5. It’s heartbreaking to see mothers in war-zones commit suicide to avoid watching their children die from starvation. This #IWD2022 we must fight to end the man-made famine ravaging Tigray. #Justice4TigrayWomen @ngowgwps @Peace_Women @AfriFeminists @WILPF https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

6. Today we remember Akberet, who was forced to flee Humera with her 3 sons. She was brutally raped by Amhara militia and told “a Tigrayan womb should never give birth.” ​​Will you be a voice for women like her? #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @WILPF @UNOSAPG https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/21/a-tigrayan-womb-should-never-give-birth-rape-in-ethiopia-tigray

7. “Rape and sexual violence have been used as a weapon of war to inflict lasting physical & psychological damage on women & girls in Tigray.” Lift the siege and support survivors. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @JanezLenarcic @JuttaUrpilainen @vestager https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

8. How can the int’l community continue to enable the genocidal siege imposed on Tigray, where SGBV survivors are languishing without access to critical post rape care? #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen #BreakTheBias @endrapeinwar @unwomenafrica @UNAIDS @UNFPA https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors

9. The siege on Tigray by the Ethiopian govt has prolonged pain for rape survivors, as they are denied critical medical & psychosocial support. Why hasn’t the @IntlCrimCourt taken proper action to deliver #Justice4TigrayWomen? @KarimKhanQC #BreakTheBias https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors

10. This #IWD2022 we don’t want statements of concern, we want action! Women in Tigray are being starved, raped, and killed while the world has turned a blind eye. The int’l community must take action. #Justice4TigrayWomen @mbachelet @LindaT_G @unicefchief https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2021/12/8/how-international-bodies-can-help-prevent-more-Ethiopia-massacres

11. The deliberate destruction of health systems has made life unbearable for millions of women and girls in Tigray. Survivors have no access to emergency contraception, abortions or any medical support. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @FIGOHQ @PMNCH @LSHTM https://www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252

12. Civilians must always have the right to escape war & seek refuge. Ethiopia continues to block aid from millions of innocent women & girls. Their bodies have become battlefields. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias @Jenkinsbd @Interview_Her @ippf https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-ethiopia-conflict-rape-idUSKBN29S0BG

13. Ethiopia & Eritrea must stop blocking aid. Tigray has been cut off from the rest of world, leaving survivors of weaponized rape without access to proper medical treatment. It’s time to deliver #Justice4TigrayWomen and girls. #IWD2022 @UN_Women @UNICEF https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/08/10/what-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-tigray-really-means/

14. “Testimony provides evidence of rapes occurring in victims’ homes in front of their families. They were dragged out & raped in public.” Women are still living in fear. We demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias @SecBlinken @UN_Women @UNICEF https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/08/10/what-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-tigray-really-means/

15. Last year @SirMarkLowcock said “there is no doubt that sexual violence is being used in this conflict as a weapon of war.” Victims have still not received proper medical care due to the siege. @HeikoMaas @MFAofArmenia #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen https://tinyurl.com/mvtxzbkv

16. As ethnic cleansing continues in Ethiopia, the Tigray Bureau of Health reported that 120,000 women & girls were raped in Tigray by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces. These victims deserve justice. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @IntlCrimCourt @unwomenchief https://aje.io/sbnk9z

#IWD2022 Pt. 2

1. “We want you to be sick. That is what we are here for. We are here to make you HIV-positive,” Selam recalled one of the men as saying.” On #IWD2022, we are still pleading for #Justice4TigrayWomen. @UNAIDS @UNFPA @DicarloRosemary @trussliz @unwomenchief https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/women-and-girls/make-hiv-positive-hundreds-women-rush-tigray-hospitals-soldiers/

2. The physical pain is a constant reminder of the terror survivors endured from invading troops. The bleeding, back pain, immobility and fistula. Global leaders must actively seek #Justice4TigrayWomen and get medical aid into Tigray. #IWD2022 @WHO @UN_HRC https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

3. Women and girls were subjected to gang rape, sexual slavery, and sexual mutilation. These war crimes need the world’s attention on #IWD2022 & everyday. Tens of thousands are still suffering in the dark. #Justice4TigrayWomen @UN_Women @UNDP @PlanGlobal https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/12/africa/tigray-ethiopia-sexual-violence-amnesty-report-intl/index.html

4. Weaponized rape will have a lasting impact on Tigrayan society, and will effect generations to come. The @UN mandated investigation needs to happen as soon as possible. @UNHumanRights @mbachelet @antonioguterres @unwomenchief #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/08/10/what-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-tigray-really-means/

5. .@AbiyAhmedAli is terrorizing women in Tigray with his deadly siege on the region. SGBV victims aged 6-80 are forced to deal with trauma without the psychosocial support they require. We need #Justice4TigrayWomen. #IWD2022 @EUAmbUS @EUatUN @UNGeneva @WHO https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors

6. Per @amnesty, “there are limited, if any, protection, rehabilitation and livelihood services available to survivors.” On this #IWD2022, we demand an immediate end to the siege and #Justice4TigrayWomen. @Niger_ONU @SVG_UN @PmTunisia @irishmissionun https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

7. Immediately and verifiably remove the Amhara militias and Eritrean troops from Tigray. The women and girls of the region will not be safe until the genocidal invaders are removed. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @StateDept @USAmbUN @KenyaMissionUN @UN https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/03/19/africa/ethiopia-tigray-rape-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html

8. Gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual mutilation and torture have been perpetrated by Ethiopian, Eritrean and Amhara forces. Survivors of these heinous crimes need you to amplify their voices. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @WCAPSnet @EUSR_Weber @vonderleyen https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewelinaochab/2021/08/11/i-dont-know-if-they-realized-i-was-a-person-the-use-of-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-tigray/?sh=39a9a4cd37b7

9. “They raped me one after the other… I don’t know if they realized I was pregnant. I don’t know if they realized I was a person.” Tragic accounts of survivors. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias @NLWomensrights @UNHumanRights @unwomenafrica https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

10. During the genocidal war in Tigray, many atrocities were committed by Ethiopian, Eritrean & Amhara forces. Among the most heinous were the reports of rape & sexual violence. This #IWD2022 ensure #Justice4TigrayWomen! @VP @DicarloRosemary @SamanthaJPower

11. In Ethiopia, one’s ethnic identity is based upon their father’s ethnicity. Weaponized rape by Ethiopian & Eritrean troops is intended to ensure that children born from these assaults will not be seen as Tigrayan. #Justice4TigrayWomen @UNOSAPG @GAAMAC_org https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

12. Children were not spared from merciless Ethiopian & Eritrean troops. They were raped with objects, beaten, denied assistance for their injuries, and held captive in sexual slavery. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @gnwp_gnwp @ippf @nadiainitiative https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

13. Survivors were savagely raped in front of family members. Victims still need psychological support. Health facilities across Tigray still need restoration after invading troops have left them destroyed. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @ASteiner @Atayeshe https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

14. Why have world leaders ignored the cries of women and girls suffering from weaponized rape? On #IWD2022, we are still pleading for the @UN Security Council to take meaningful steps to get aid into Tigray. #Justice4TigrayWomen. @KenyaMissionUN @USAmbUN https://apnews.com/article/africa-180f41945ae512e8170ca05b0cc65540

15. The siege in Tigray means that tens of thousands of rape victims have no access to medical treatment. Many are raising children without even being able to provide food. How much more will the world allow them to suffer? #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @unwomenchief @PowerUSAID

16. Weaponized rape by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops on Tigrayan women has destroyed thousands of families, and will cause generational trauma. Bring perpetrators to justice. @ASteiner @UNReliefChief @KarimKhanQC @USAmbUN #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen https://tinyurl.com/2rkt35zw

#IWD2022 Pt. 3

1. Women and girls in Tigray were subjected to gang rape, sexual slavery and sexual mutilation. Survivors need immediate protection and support. This #IWD2022, ensure #Justice4TigrayWomen! @HouseForeign @SenateForeign @ChrisCoonsforDE @Ilhan @timkaine

2. “Many report being told that they are raped & sexually violated because of their ethnic identity.” Rape is used as a weapon during the genocidal war in Tigray. Ethiopian & Eritrean perpetrators must be held accountable. #Justice4TigrayWomen @KarimKhanQC https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/08/10/what-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-tigray-really-means/

3. In Tigray, women and girls were subjected to gang rape, sexual slavery, and sexual mutilation. Survivors are still suffering in the dark. The @UN has NOT done enough to ensure #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @luigidimaio @lauraboldrini @JosepBorrellF

4. “I don’t know if they realized I was pregnant. I don’t know if they realized I was a person.” @MarinaSereni we ask #Justice4TigrayWomen raped & tortured by Ethiopian & Eritrean troops while you sign economic agreements. #IWD2022 @Palazzo_Chigi @RaiNews https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

5. The @IntlCrimCourt has disregarded the physical and psychological trauma of SGBV survivors in Tigray caused by Ethiopian & Eritrean troops. We need #Justice4TigrayWomen + swift action to #EndTigraySiege. #IWD2022 @RepGregoryMeeks @SenSchumer @RepJeffries https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias

6. Tigrayan women have been victims of weaponized rape by Ethiopian & Eritrean troops. Now under siege, the world has left them to suffer in the dark. Tigray needs unfettered access to humanitarian aid. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @Niger_ONU @NorwayMFA https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-ethiopia-conflict-rape-idUSKBN29S0BG

7. Violence against women is most prevalent in Tigray. A survivor reveals that EDF and ENDF soldiers who were HIV+, gang raped her without protection. They intended to infect her and other women of Tigray. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @EUCouncil @UNAIDS https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/08/10/what-rape-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-tigray-really-means/

8. Because of a lack of medical supplies and personnel, women in Tigray do not get proper healthcare. Please prioritize humanity and intervene to save some of the most vulnerable. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022@unwomenafrica @KarimKhanQC @DicarloRosemary

9. A mother was gang-raped in front of her young son for several hours by ENDF troops. After regaining consciousness, she discovered her son was dead. How can world leaders continue to allow this? #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @POTUS @FLOTUS @SenTinaSmith

#IWD2022 Pt. 4

1. “It is clear that rape & sexual violence have been used as a weapon of war to inflict lasting physical and psychological damage on women and girls in Tigray.” This #IWD2022 demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. @SenatorMenendez @SenatorShaheen @SenBooker

2. The war on Tigray has raged for nearly 500 days. Victims have received statements of concern but very little meaningful action from the int’l community. This #IWD2022, do not ignore their suffering. Ensure #Justice4TigrayWomen and act now! @SecBlinken https://www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252

3. While @ItalyMFA condemns the endemic SGBV in Ethiopia (without naming the perpetrators); @ItalyinEthiopia signs bilateral agreements with @AbiyAhmedAli, the dictator that ordered countless mass rapes. Shame! @MarinaSereni #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen https://twitter.com/ItalyinEthiopia/status/1498752704214192133

4. Victims of weaponized rape are as young as 10 years old. The sexual violence perpetrated against them by Ethiopian & Eritrean forces is “shocking in its scale and level of brutality.” @UNICEF_Italia @MauMassari @MeTooMVMT #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022

5. During #IWD2022, we’d like to advocate for the brave rape survivors in Tigray. Over 120k women & girls have been become victims of weaponized rape and the number is only growing. We demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. Take action today. @StateDept @SecBlinken https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

6. As we celebrate #IWD2022, mothers, sisters and daughters in Tigray have been gang-raped, brutalised and denied post-rape care. We need #Justice4TigrayWomen. Take action today. @ItalyMFA@lauraboldrini @elenabonetti @FiorellaMannoia @emmabonino https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/19/africa/ethiopia-tigray-rape-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html

7. A mother was gang-raped in front of her young son for several hours by ENDF troops. After regaining consciousness, she discovered her son was dead. How can world leaders continue to allow this? #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @SenMarkey @SenTinaSmith

8. The women of Tigray have been subjected to sexual violence by Ethiopian and Eritrean militaries. The @UN mandated investigation must be prioritized by UN leaders. These are war crimes. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @UNPeacekeeping @unicefchief @POTUS

9. Tigrayan women emotionally suffering as they watch their children starve and not being able to feed them, are now committing suicide at an alarming rate. Stop the siege and restore all telecom in Tigray. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @MexOnu @EstoniaUNhttps://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/the-baby-whose-hungry-mother-cant-feed-him/ar-AASv8ie

10. Tigrayan rape victims are left to suffer without post rape medical care. Many have risked their lives at delivery, due to the absence of medical supplies. World leaders must demand an end to the siege. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @SenateForeign @UN_HRC https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/news/widespread-destruction-health-facilities-ethiopias-tigray-region

11. The majority of hospitals in Tigray have been looted & intentionally destroyed by invading troops. This attack on healthcare negatively impacts civilians. Take action to end the siege. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @CharlesMichel @VDombrovskis @dfatirl https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/news/widespread-destruction-health-facilities-ethiopias-tigray-region

12. “Many say they were raped by Amhara forces who told them they were intent on ethnically cleansing Tigray,” a doctor working at a refugee camp in Sudan told CNN. This must stop. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @RaoufMazou @JanezLenarcic @UNReliefChiefhttps://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/03/19/africa/ethiopia-tigray-rape-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html

11. The genocidal regime of Ethiopia continues to violate international law, depriving the most vulnerable survivors of SGBV from having basic access to healthcare. #Justice4TigrayWomen must be served. #IWD2022 @dreynders @MarcosSefcovic @JuttaUrpilainen https://www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252

12. At the hands of invading Ethiopian, Eritrean and Amhara forces, 120K+ women & girls in Tigray have been subjected to rape. The ICC should stop turning a blind eye to Tigray & demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias @KarimKhanQC @USUN @UNFPA @endrapeinwar

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#IWD2022 Pt. 5

1. On #IWD2022 we must not forget the +120k Tigrayan women & girls who have been victims of brutal gang-rapes & sexual slavery for nearly 500 days of #TigrayGenocide. Their resilience is exemplary. #Justice4TigrayWomen @Giorgia @lauraboldrini @ItalyMFA https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-ethiopia-conflict-rape-idUSKBN29S0BG

2. .@MarinaSereni has shamefully disregarded the tremendous suffering of rape victims in Tigray. For @ItalyMFA, it is business as usual with @PMEthiopia, a govt that ordered & covered up an unprecedented genocidal rape campaign.#Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-violence-united-nations-fe24db3c93d53dcdcff007a25b2250e9

3. Tigrayan women have been gang-raped by @PMEthiopia’s soldiers. Yet, Italy’s Amb. Palese met @AbiyAhmedAli’s administration to discuss Ethiopia’s fashion industry! Shameless. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 @ItalyinEthiopia @lauraboldrini @luigidimaio https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias

4. Eritrean troops are heavily involved in violating women and girls in Tigray. Int’l leaders need to take swift action to ensure invading troops withdrawal from all parts of Tigray. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @POTUS @VP @SecBlinken @USNATO @UNDP @UNFPA https://www.dw.com/en/un-deputy-chief-shaken-by-ethiopian-conflicts-impact-on-women/a-60752897

5. The Ethiopian and Eritrean militaries have been using sexual violence as a weapon of war against women in Tigray. How much longer are world leaders going to stand by and not take action? #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @UNPeacekeeping @antonioguterres @USUN https://www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252

6. Nearly 500 days into the #TigrayGenocide and invading Eritrean troops are still targeting women & children in Tigray. This is an attack on humanity. Action needs to be taken quickly and justice must be served! #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @BernieSanders @YoungKimCA @UNFPA

7. The testimonies & experiences of women in Tigray must be heard. The repeated use of rape by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops must end. On this #IWD2022, let’s speak up for the woman of Tigray! #Justice4TigrayWomen #BreakTheBias@RepSaraJacobs @PlanGlobal https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

8. The specific use of rape by Ethiopia & Eritrean troops as a weapon of war have shown to be deliberate. This isn’t just a crime against the women of Tigray, but an attack on women’s rights globally. #Justice4TigrayWomen #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias @UN_Womenhttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-ethiopia-conflict-rape-idUSKBN29S0BG

9. “I don’t know if they realized I was pregnant, I don’t know if they realized I was a person.” World leaders have the responsibility to ensure that these perpetrators don’t go unpunished. @LindaT_G @POTUS #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen #BreakTheBias https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

10. After surviving SGBV, Tigrayan women do not have access to post-rape care due to the siege by the Ethiopian govt. The @IntlCrimCourt needs to hold perpetrators responsible. #IWD2022 #Justice4TigrayWomen @UN_Women @unwomenafrica @PalomaUnicef https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias

11. While the world celebrates #IWD2022, Tigrayans are perishing as Ethiopia uses hunger as a weapon of war. Your concerns aren’t helping those in need. Tigray urgently needs unfettered access to humanitarian aid. #Justice4TigrayWomen @EU_Commission https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/01/23/ethiopias-government-appears-to-be-wielding-hunger-as-a-weapon

12. Tigrayans have been living in agony for 16 months. On top of the sexual violence & a siege, invading forces still occupy parts of Tigray and are committing heinous crimes against humanity. @NDeRiviere @CharlesMichel @EUCouncil #Justice4TigrayWomen https://apnews.com/article/europe-ethiopia-africa-ffd3dc3faf15d0501fd87cafe274e65a

13. This #IWD2022, the world should advocate for the Tigrayan survivors of SGBV that are still denied proper post-rape treatment for HIV, Hepatitis B, depression & post-traumatic stress. #BreakTheBias #Justice4TigrayWomen @AOC @JanezLenarcic @BWoodward_UN https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/09/i-always-remember-day/access-services-survivors-gender-based-violence-ethiopias

14. Women in Tigray are spending #IWD2022 in siege, with a total communication blackout & a man-made famine. We call on the world to highlight the suffering of Tigrayans and demand #Justice4TigrayWomen. #BreakTheBias @UN_HRC @eu_eeas @TheDemocrats https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/03/africa/tigray-ethiopia-food-shortage-intl/index.html

15. Peace talks in Ethiopia cannot be achieved while Ethiopian & Eritrean troops cont. to weaponize hunger and rape. On this #IWD2022, let’s push to end the #TigrayGenocide and get #Justice4TigrayWomen! @AM_PSC @AraratMirzoyan @RauZbigniew @MSZ_RP @Haavisto https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/01/23/ethiopias-government-appears-to-be-wielding-hunger-as-a-weapon


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

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