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Open Letter to the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States

Dear President Biden,  We, the signatories on this letter, are United States of America Professional Women with families in Tigray and Eritrea. We would like to take this opportunity to share the magnitude of the human rights violations that are costing thousands of lives every day, and causing destruction and distress to women, girls, and […]

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Joint Press Release on the Ethiopian Government Violating the Humanitarian Truce

In the strongest possible terms, the undersigned organizations condemn the Ethiopian government’s recent military provocations against Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) in Tigray, breaching the humanitarian truce agreed upon by the Tigray and Ethiopian governments. Despite evidence otherwise, the Ethiopian government has consistently sought to assure the international community of its commitment to the peace process […]

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A Call to the UN Human Rights Council to Extend the ICHREE’s Mandate and Provide Additional Resourcing

In September 2022, the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) is scheduled to present a written report to the UN Human Rights Council, quickly following their first update to the body on June 30, 2022. In this update, the ICHREE laid out a number of challenges, including but not limited to: insufficient […]

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Omna Tigray: Press Release on Secretary Blinken’s Statement “Building on Steps to End the Conflict in Ethiopia”

On April 29, 2022, Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a press statement praising the Ethiopian government’s steps in ending the conflict in Ethiopia. Much to our bewilderment and great disappointment, Secretary Blinken stated, “We are encouraged that the government of Ethiopia and regional authorities in Tigray and Afar have taken steps in recent weeks […]

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Community Letter in Response to Ethiopia’s Continued Siege of Tigray

On the occasion of the recent declaration of a “humanitarian truce” issued by the Ethiopian Government on March 24, 2022, we, the undersigned Tigrayan and ally advocacy and philanthropic groups, strongly condemn the continued siege of Tigray.  In a recent statement addressing the current humanitarian situation, the FDRE Government Communication Services granted several international humanitarian […]

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Omna Tigray: On Ethiopia’s Continued Siege of Tigray Despite Its “Humanitarian Truce” Declaration

Despite declaring a “humanitarian truce” on March 24, 2022, the Ethiopian government has not made any demonstrable efforts to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance to Tigray. Reminiscent of the federal government’s “unilateral ceasefire” in June 2021, which was used as a cover to enact a brutal siege on millions of people, there are concerns […]

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Omna Tigray: Omna Tigray Calls on the International Community to Take A Stand and Demand Justice for Tigrayan Women and Girls this International Women’s Day

The current genocidal war on Tigray has left a trail of devastation, resulting in tens of thousands of civilian casualties, millions displaced, and over 90% of its population in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Moreover, the Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Amhara forces’ use of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) as a weapon of war has affected […]

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Omna Tigray: On the Worsening Impact of the Ethiopian Government’s Ongoing Humanitarian Aid Blockade of Tigray

Omna Tigray condemns in the strongest possible terms the Ethiopian government’s ongoing humanitarian aid blockade, which has worsened the acute food and healthcare crisis in Tigray, and calls on the international community to intervene as the unfolding disaster threatens the lives of millions of people.     More than a year into the state-sanctioned genocidal war […]

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Omna Tigray: On Ethiopia’s Airstrikes Against Civilians in Tigray, Including at Camps for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees

Omna Tigray is horrified by the Ethiopian government’s recent airstrikes across Tigray, and most alarmingly, by an airstrike targeting a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dedebit, northwest Tigray. This airstrike was carried out around midnight, on January 8th, a day after many Tigrayans were celebrating their Christmas holiday.  Aid workers initially stated that […]

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Omna Tigray: On the Flawed UN OHCHR and EHRC Joint Investigation into Crimes Committed in Tigray

Omna Tigray resolutely rejects the joint investigation into the atrocities committed in the Tigray conflict by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which is flawed in both methodology and execution. It is to be recalled that important stakeholders including various Tigrayan organizations, human […]

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