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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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Omna Tigray: On Ethiopia’s Targeted Airstrikes in Mekelle and Agbe, Tigray Resulting in Civilian Casualties

Omna Tigray condemns in the strongest possible terms the Ethiopian government’s airstrikes conducted today, October 20th, and Monday, October 18th, on civilians in the densely populated Tigrayan capital of Mekelle, and Agbe, Tembien.  These targeted airstrikes by Ethiopian forces have resulted in significant civilian casualties, among which included three children that were killed Monday and […]

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Omna Tigray: On Ethiopia’s Continued Efforts to Exacerbate the Man-Made Famine in Tigray

Omna Tigray strongly condemns Ethiopia’s recent decision to expel seven UN officials, including UNOCHA and UNICEF, whose work is crucial to alleviating the suffering of millions in Tigray facing man-made famine. The expulsion of UN leadership, which is “contrary to obligations under the Charter of the United Nations and the privileges and immunities to be […]

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ETHIOPIAN ADVOCACY GROUPS CONDEMN HATE SPEECH AT REP. BASS MEETING

A coalition of advocacy and human rights groups based in America and Europe have deliberated in issuing this important joint press release in response to a recently surfaced video whereby Representative Karen Bass, the U.S. Representative for California’s 37th congressional district, met with Theodros Teshome Kebede, a pro-Ethiopian government filmmaker, in July 2021. A very […]

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Omna Tigray: Leaked Audio Recording of Tigray Meeting on Weaponized SGBV Held by the Ethiopian Country Offices of Various UN Agencies

On August 12th, Omna Tigray received a leaked audio recording of a meeting held by the Ethiopian country offices of various UN agencies on March 26, 2021. The meeting was held to form a common position and unified response to presumed “sensationalist kind of questioning” from the media following statements by the Office of the […]

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