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