Tuesday 01/11/2022

#EndTigraySiege Pt. 1

1. BBC reports that over 40% of the children who come to the hospital under five are malnourished. The United Nations must protect the #ChildrenOfTigray by ensuring proper medical treatment and supplies. #EndTigraySiege @UNHumanRights @MexOnu @FinlandUN https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

2. “In the largest hospital in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a child wounded in an air strike bled to death after doctors ran out of gauze and intravenous fluids. A baby died because there were no fluids for dialysis.” #EndTigraySiege @EamonGilmore @dreynders https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ethiopian-tigray-blockade-killing-hospitalized-doctors-say-rcna10994

3. .@PMEthiopia’s imposed siege on Tigray is costing lives. Hospitals are forced to close their doors because they are out of supplies. The #ChildrenOfTigray are left without the medical care they desperately need. #EndTigraySiege @LindaT_G @SecBlinkenhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

4. Hospitals in Tigray have exhausted their supplies and are now forced to close. The #ChildrenOfTigray are receiving inadequate care. Ethiopia’s siege on the region must be lifted. #EndTigraySiege @BenCardinforMD @marcorubio @ChrisCoons @RandPaul @timkaine https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

5. “My child has appendicitis and cannot get treatment,” Medical supply shortages are leading to higher death rates amongst civilians from all walks of life. Tigray needs immediate humanitarian access. #EndTigraySiege @GermanyDiplo @RauZbigniew @UN_HRC https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

6. “About 82% of essential drugs were available at the hospital a year ago, compared to 17.5% by the end of 2021.” Humanitarian access must be expedited to save the #ChildrenOfTigray. @UN ACT NOW TO #EndTigraySiege! @unicefchief @PalomaUnicef @USAmbUN https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/doctors-say-lives-are-lost-hospitals-ethiopias-tigray-due-dwindling-supplies-2022-01-05/

7. Scores of patients with treatable illness and children are dying due to the deadly blockade by Ethiopia. The lack of supplies is largely the result of a months-long government aid blockade. #EndTigraySiege #ChildrenOfTigray @RepGregoryMeeks @SenSchumerhttps://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/doctors-say-lives-are-lost-hospitals-ethiopias-tigray-due-dwindling-supplies-2022-01-05/

8. Ethiopia “imposed a comprehensive and unlawful blockade” which prevents food & aid from entering Tigray. With no communication, banking and electricity services; millions are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. #EndTigraySiege @luigidimaio @JY_LeDrian https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/4/tigray-is-starving-it-is-time-for-the-un-to-act

9. Tigray is under complete siege and the only functioning hospital has run out of medication and food for malnourished children. How can world leaders continue to leave the #ChildrenOfTigray in the dark? #EndTigraySiege @GermanyUN @NorwayUN @irishmissionun https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

10. The @UN stated there is “a de facto blockade” with hundreds of thousands of people living in famine-like conditions, but has failed to help. At what point will life-saving action be taken by appointed leaders? #EndTigraySiege @mbachelet @antonioguterres https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/six-million-need-aid-in-drought-hit-parts-of-ethiopia-un/ar-AASsCzJ

11. It is beyond outrageous that the @IntlCrimCourt, with all the facts on its desk, still refuses to take decisive action to #EndTigraySiege. This deadly blockade is actively threatening millions of lives. @KarimKhanQC @anticorruption @Haavisto @dreynders https://reports.unocha.org/en/country/ethiopia/card/4nmWe1eMdY/

12. In addition to facing malnutrition and lack of access to medical care, the #ChildrenOfTigray are being indiscriminately bombed by @PMEthiopia. The #ICC must demand a ceasefire immediately! @CanadaUN @CzechUNNY @Denmark_UN @UN_HRC#EndTigraySiege https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59921355

13. On Jan. 8, the Ethiopian govt conducted an air strike that targeted a camp for displaced people, killing and wounding many children and women. How long will the #ICC tolerate this impunity? @POTUS @UN_HRC @EU_Commission #EndTigraySiege #ChildrenOfTigrayhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59921355

14. “The medics said more than 40% of children aged under five years who come to the hospital are malnourished – double the 2019 rate.” #ChildrenOfTigray desperately need immediate humanitarian assistance. @UNICEFUSA @UNGeneva @SenateForeign #EndTigraySiegehttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

#EndTigraySiege Pt. 2

1. In Tigray, “A child wounded in an air strike bled to death after doctors ran out of gauze and intravenous fluids.” The int’l community must airdrop food and medicine to save the #ChildrenOfTigray. #EndTigraySiege @USAID @UNICEF @UNOCHA @WFPChiefhttps://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/doctors-say-lives-are-lost-hospitals-ethiopias-tigray-due-dwindling-supplies-2022-01-05/

2. On January 9, aid groups suspended their work in parts of Tigray because of the risk of drone strikes by the Ethiopian govt. Abiy must not be allowed to commit genocide by starvation! #EndTigraySiege #ChildrenOfTigray @AustraliaUN @BelgiumUN @franceonu https://www.reuters.com/article/ethiopia-conflict-un-idAFL8N2S407I

3. On January 9, Eritrean forces began fresh attacks on Tigray. These invading forces must immediately withdraw and cease their attacks against Tigrayans. #EndTigraySiege #ChildrenOfTigray @UKUN_NewYork @KenyaMissionUN @ColombiaONU @EU_Commission @PmTunisia https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ethiopias-rebellious-tigray-party-accuses-eritrea-attacking-its-forces-2022-01-09/

4. “The percentage of children under 5 admitted with severe malnutrition nearly doubled to over 41% in October.” The #ChildrenOfTigray and mothers are the main victims of the genocidal siege. #EndTigraySiege @HeikoMaas @AmbassadorAllen @BWoodward_UN https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ethiopian-tigray-blockade-killing-hospitalized-doctors-say-rcna10994

5. Despite repeated requests to the Ethiopian govt, @WHO deliveries of life-saving medical supplies to Tigray have been blocked since July 2021. The #ChildrenOfTigray are dying in the dark. #EndTigraySiege @SenMarkey @RepSaraJacobs @JeffMerkley @SenatorRisch https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-death-toll-mounting-from-air-strikes-and-aid-blockade-in-northern/

6. “We don’t have supplies. That’s the point we’ve reached now, which is why we wanted to let the world know. Most hospitals are closing.” We demand @UN|SC ACT to #EndTigraySiege before millions perish. @Niger_ONU @MexOnu @SVG_UN @PmTunisia @VietNam_UN https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

7. “According to medical notes…his mother’s milk has dried up and his parents…cannot afford formula…” Countless families are forced to watch their children starve because of the blockade. Act now to #EndTigraySiege! @NLatUN @PLinUN @UKRinUNhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

8. “The hospital has less than 18% of the essential drugs that it needs, compared to 82% a year ago…Children needing surgery have been left to die..” When will the world help to #EndTigraySiege? @eucopresident @DicarloRosemary @ASteiner @JuttaUrpilainen https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-death-toll-mounting-from-air-strikes-and-aid-blockade-in-northern/

9. It’s a travesty of justice that the @IntlCrimCourt is failing to do what it claims it’s responsible for. The #ChildrenOfTigray are suffering while the #ICC refuses to take meaningful action to stop genocide and to #EndTigraySiege. @EUCouncil @StateDept https://twitter.com/IntlCrimCourt/status/1480183333137092612?s=20

10. “Whatever the cause of the war is, it cannot be right or ethical to deny patients lifesaving health care. Neither can it be justified to completely withhold a hospital budget..” When will the @IntlCrimCourt take proper action to #EndTigraySiege? @PILPG

11. Deliberately dropping bombs on civilians, and imposing a siege on millions already in famine by blocking food and medicine are war crimes. Why is the @_AfricanUnion still allowing this to continue? #EndTigraySiege @Blklivesmatter @Complex @TheDemocrats https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59921355

12. “The world is tested with COVID19. Add a large-scale, full-fledged War on it. Then add a siege on it. Imagine these three combined in a poor region that struggles for survival even in times of peace & stability.” #EndTigraySiege @mvankerkhove @DrMikeRyan https://www.tghat.com/2022/01/04/ayder-doctors-and-health-professionals-hoping-against-hope/

13. “Abiy seems to have forgotten a lesson from history: previous Ethiopian leaders lost their legitimacy when their people starved.” It’s time the @IntlCrimCourt hold @PMEthiopia & Isaias Afwerki accountable for their war crimes. #EndTigraySiege @UNGeneva https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/4/tigray-is-starving-it-is-time-for-the-un-to-act

14. As medical staff fight to keep patients alive, they are struggling to survive themselves. They have not been paid their salaries + are unable to withdraw any amount of money since banking services have been terminated. #EndTigraySiege @HouseForeign @Ilhan https://www.tghat.com/2022/01/04/ayder-doctors-and-health-professionals-hoping-against-hope/

#EndTigraySiege Pt. 3

1. “Signing death certificates has become our primary job.” The international community is failing humanity as it silently allows the #ChildrenOfTigray to perish in the dark. #EndTigraySiege @SenBooker @RepJeffries @SpeakerPelosi @BarbaraLeeSays @RepBera

2. “The doctors identified 117 deaths and dozens of complications, including infections, amputations and kidney failure, which they said were linked to shortages of essential medicines and equipment.” The Ethiopian govt must #EndTigraySiege. @WHO @NIH @GHS https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ethiopian-tigray-blockade-killing-hospitalized-doctors-say-rcna10994

3. “Those who could easily have been saved with hemodialysis are dying. Patients who have had dialysis for years at our hospital are forced to die just because the supplies that could have been brought are not allowed to reach us.” #EndTigraySiege @USAID

4. The Ethiopian govt is intentionally targeting Tigrayans by performing airstrikes on civilian infrastructures, then blocking food, medicine, & supplies. @PMEthiopia is guilty of genocide. Take action to #EndTigraySiege! @UNGeneva @IntlCrimCourt @UNOSAPG https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59921355

5. “A comprehensive news blackout has been imposed to stop images & information from seeping out. But the truth is inescapable.” Tigray is being starved and bombed. Why are @UN leaders complicit with genocide? #EndTigraySiege @mbachelet @antonioguterres https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/4/tigray-is-starving-it-is-time-for-the-un-to-act

6. As communities struggle with the effects of a man-made famine, @PMEthiopia continues to bomb civilian infrastructures throughout Tigray. When will the @UN take proper action to stop a genocide & #EndTigraySiege? @NDeRiviere @yokabrandt @BWoodward_UN https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/8/dozens-killed-in-ethiopian-air-strike-on-idp-camp-in-tigray

7. As a result of the intensified drone strikes, aid agencies have suspended their work in Tigray. Despite these deliberate obstacles by @PMEthiopia, the @UN must act now. Open a humanitarian corridor & airdrop food. #EndTigraySiege @USUN @USAID @WFP https://www.reuters.com/article/ethiopia-conflict-un-idAFL8N2S407I

8. Doctors in Tigray “blame a 6 month blockade by federal forces & their allies for the severe shortage of medicines & equipment which they say are leading to avoidable deaths.” End the impunity & #EndTigraySiege. @simoncoveney @NorwayMFA @AM_PSC @trussliz https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

9. The Ethiopian regime bombed an internally displaced camp in Tigray, killing 56 civilians. This attack is a war crime. The int’l community must work to deliver an end to hostilities & ensure humanitarian access. #EndTigraySiege @jakejsullivan @paytonknopf https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/8/dozens-killed-in-ethiopian-air-strike-on-idp-camp-in-tigray

10. The @IntlCrimCourt must pressure the Ethiopian govt to stop war crimes. But instead, the #ICC remains silent as drone attacks on civilians intensify, and an already dire humanitarian crisis spirals out of control. #EndTigraySiege @WBHoekstra @MinPres https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/8/dozens-killed-in-ethiopian-air-strike-on-idp-camp-in-tigray

11. Doctors in Tigray are struggling to work without “intravenous fluids, gloves, even the most commonly used antibiotics, anti-pain medications, drugs vital for women undergoing labor & delivery…and a lot more other essential drugs.” #EndTigraySiege @UN_HRC https://www.tghat.com/2022/01/04/ayder-doctors-and-health-professionals-hoping-against-hope/

12. The unimaginable is happening in Tigray as famished mothers watch their children wither away due to forced starvation by the Ethiopian govt. Int’l leaders must step in to #EndTigraySiege. Help save the mothers and #ChildrenOfTigray. @UNHumanRights @POTUS https://www.tghat.com/2022/01/04/ayder-doctors-and-health-professionals-hoping-against-hope/

13. “The number of children hospitalized for severe acute malnutrition has surged —18,600 from Feb to Aug compared to 8,900 in 2020. Hospitals have run out of nutrition supplies to treat them. Help us to #EndTigraySiege. @BilleHermann @MauMassari @KSzczerski https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

14. Health professionals in Tigray have consistently communicated the deteriorating medical crisis ravaging civilians, and more specifically #ChildrenOfTigray. The Int’l community has a responsibility to protect. #EndTigraySiege @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU

15. .@AbiyAhmedAli offers words of reconciliation then shortly after, carries out drone attacks on children sleeping in a displacement camp on Orthodox Christmas. The blockade must be lifted so the #ChildrenOfTigray can receive care. @goarch @BishopAngaelos https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59921355

16. The number of injured in drone attacks are rising, with more deaths anticipated due to the collapse of Tigray’s healthcare system. An arms embargo on Ethiopia, Eritrea + the countries supplying drones must be enforced. @POTUS @USTradeRep #EndTigraySiege https://twitter.com/OmnaTigray/status/1480756612847398914?s=20

17. A no-fly zone that does not hinder humanitarian aid delivery must be enforced to save the lives of #ChildrenOfTigray. #EndTigraySiege@SenBooker @RepGregoryMeeks @WhiteHouse @SecBlinken @USAmbUN @jakejsullivan https://omnatigray.org/omna-tigray-on-ethiopias-airstrikes-against-civilians-in-tigray-including-at-camps-for-internally-displaced-persons-and-refugees/

#EndTigraySiege Pt. 4

1. “3 month old Surafeal Mearig weighed 3.4 kg at birth but is now 2.3 kg, hospital records show. A photograph shared by his parents shows his ribs protruding, eyes sunken in his skull.” #ChildrenOfTigray #EndTigraySiege @vonderleyen @TimmermansEU @dfatirl

2. “The medics said more than 40% of children aged under 5 years who come to the hospital are malnourished.” Having seen all this overwhelming evidence, what is causing you not to speak out against this cruelty? #EndTigraySiege @JuttaUrpilainen @ItalyMFA https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59893216

3. Civilians in Tigray are facing death due to starvation and inadequate medical care. Although it’s very late, the lifting of the siege could save lives. We need the @UN to take action now! #EndTigraySiege @MFAofArmenia @AustriaUN @MFABulgaria @ministerBZ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ethiopian-tigray-blockade-killing-hospitalized-doctors-say-rcna10994

4. Aid agencies suspended their work in Tigray due to airstrikes by @PMEthiopia. These attacks on civilian populated areas such as homes, market places & displacement camps are war crimes. #EndTigraySiege @TimmermansEU @JanezLenarcic @VDombrovskis @vestager https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2022/1/9/aid-agencies-suspend-work-in-northwest-tigray-after-deadly-strike

5. “This shortage is not because food is unavailable, but because the Ethiopian govt is obstructing humanitarian aid.” Use your power to help lift this ongoing siege threatening millions. #ChildrenOfTigray #EndTigraySiege @PolandMFA @CzechMFA @DanishMFA https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58279442

6. “A woman killed herself because she was no longer able to feed her children.” The Int’l community, including the @IntlCrimCourt, has the responsibility to #EndTigraySiege and save the #ChildrenOfTigray. @UNPeacekeeping @JosepBorrellF @JanezLenarcic

7. How can we trust @PMEthiopia when he offers words of reconciliation one day then bombs a camp for the displaced the next? How barbaric to carry out these attacks on Orthodox Christmas + continue to block life-saving aid. #EndTigraySiege @Pontifex @POTUS https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59921355

8. “One month ago, everything ran out,” Girmanesh Meles, mother to an 18-month old baby, told Al Jazeera. “It became normal to spend four days eating nothing.” How can the #ICC allow the gravest humanitarian crisis to continue? #EndTigraySiege @Lacroix_UN https://theowp.org/tigrays-humanitarian-crisis-worsens-as-starvation-spreads/

9. Bebes, niños y mujeres son algunas de las victimas de la ultimas de los bombardeos aéreos diarios mientras el asedio continúa en Tigray. #EndTigraySiege #ChildrenOfTigray @mbachelet @SenTedCruz @MexOnu @MAECgob @SpainUN @SpainMFA

10. “Ya es muy tarde, pero las autoridades sanitarias nacionales, continentales y mundiales, así como los gobiernos y las organizaciones responsables de solucionar estos problemas, pueden evitar una catástrofe.” @SpainUN @MexOnu @AOC #EndTigraySiege

11. Tigray, la tierra del Arca de la Alianza, uno de los lugares más sagrados del mundo se ha convertido en el centro de las más graves violaciones de los derechos humanos perpetradas por el gobierno de Etiopía. #EndTigraySiege @Pontifex_es @AlexPadilla4CA https://nuevarevolucion.es/las-bombas-siguen-cayendo-sobre-tigray/

12. “Firmar certificados de defunción se ha convertido en nuestro trabajo principal”, dijo el hospital en una presentación el martes para las agencias de ayuda internacional. #EndTigraySiege #ChildrenOfTigray @mbachelet @m_ebrard @lopezobrador_ @HLGatell

13. Mientras Tigray se repliega con un llamamiento a la comunidad internacional, el gobierno etíope sigue bombardeando y bloqueando el acceso a los servicios humanitarios. #EndTigraySiege #ChildrenOfTigray @desdelamoncloa @sanchezcastejon @sebastianpinera https://nuevarevolucion.es/tigray-se-repliega-con-un-llamamiento-a-la-comunidad-internacional/?fbclid=IwAR2hluFX0ZZPKACsX2mOiP-qmgRMjRKzsoXmWMuV3GtPMXR6EQc8KJF8G1s

14. .@AbiyAhmedAli uses hunger as a weapon against his own population + deliberately allows the healthcare system to deteriorate after massacres and bombings. It’s critical for world leaders to take action; not just voice concerns. #EndTigraySiege @SecBlinken https://emnetnegash.wordpress.com/2022/01/08/hes-the-worst-head-of-state-of-the-year/

15. With all the mounting evidence, it is now up to the international community to deliver justice to Tigray. Delaying action to #EndTigraySiege is being complicit with war crimes and genocide. #ChildrenOfTigray @USAmbUN @USNATO @POTUS @EU_Commissionhttps://twitter.com/TsenatSaba/status/1480352426897121282?s=20

16. .@AbiyAhmedAli has consciously sabotaged the livelihoods of Tigrayans. Drone attacks have caused aid workers to halt their work, leaving the wounded helpless. We must read between the lines – this is a genocide. #EndTigraySiege @POTUS @VP @PaulKagame https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/9/aid-agencies-suspend-work-in-northwest-tigray-after-deadly-strike

17. An arms embargo on Ethiopia and Eritrea, and countries supplying drones and other weapons to Ethiopia (including the UAE, Turkey, Iran, and China) must be enforced to save the #ChildrenOfTigray. #EndTigraySiege @HouseForeign @SenateForeign @EUCouncil https://omnatigray.org/omna-tigray-on-ethiopias-airstrikes-against-civilians-in-tigray-including-at-camps-for-internally-displaced-persons-and-refugees/


Thursday 12/23/2021

#StopDroneAttacks Pt. 1

1. 28 civilians including a 7 year old girl were killed, and about 78 injured by drone attacks in Alamata, Tigray. The UAE, Turkey and China must stop placing economic interests above respect for human rights. #StopDroneAttacks @EUSR_Weber @vonderleyen https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/rights-groups-report-wave-abuses-against-tigrayans-ethiopian-region-2021-12-16/

2. A wave of Ethiopian air strikes killed 18 civilians and wounded 11 in Mekelle, Maychew and Korem. The silence of the vast majority allows tyrants like @AbiyAhmedAli to commit further atrocious war crimes. #StopDroneAttacks @EU_Commission @ABaerbock https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html

3. “Three children killed in airstrikes on Ethiopia’s Tigray region” – Tigrayans are being tortured to death and the world is just watching. Stop the terrorism of @AbiyAhmedAli! #StopDroneAttacks @OlafScholz @EUatUN @GermanyUN @eu_echo @EUCouncilPress https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/19/africa/ethiopia-airstrikes-tigray-children-killed-un-intl/index.html

4. “They started shooting whoever was in range running.” One year later, Tigrayans are still being systemically held, tortured or killed in concentration camps. #StopWarOnTigray @GermanyNATO @NLatNATO @UNGeneva @AA_stabilisiert https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

5. A new wave of refugees to Germany is inevitable. Economic sanctions must be placed on countries that incite violence and cause wars to further escalate. #StopWarOnTigray @OlafScholz @MarosSefcovic@dreynders @HeikoMaas @EUCouncil @GermanyDiplo https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/04/ethiopia-turkey-pact-fuels-speculation-about-drone-use-in-tigray-war

6. Civilians are being killed by drone attacks. @AbiyAhmedAli’s government is killing its own people in cold blood. Please take action now, instead of looking the other way. #StopWarOnTigray @vonderleyen @TimmermansEU @JosepBorrellF @JuttaUrpilainen https://www.africanews.com/2021/12/21/air-strikes-kill-at-least-28-people-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region/

7. The war on Tigray cannot be allowed to become the next proxy war. We demand that leaders stand up for human rights. Take solid action to help get food and aid into Tigray. People are needlessly dying. #StopWarOnTigray @HouseForeign @SenateForeign @UN https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/4/tigray-is-starving-it-is-time-for-the-un-to-act

8. As @AbiyAhmedAli starves his own citizens, he is investing millions in acquiring war equipment to savagely finish them off. All perpetrators must face sanctions, that includes Turkey. #StopDroneAttacks @NormaJTorres @RepAlGreen @RepMcGovern@RulesDemocrats https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/04/ethiopia-turkey-pact-fuels-speculation-about-drone-use-in-tigray-war

9. Since Aug. 2021, over 100 cargo flights from UAE to Ethiopia have been observed. Reports of drone attacks in Tigray are also piling up. The UAE is enabling this war and must be held accountable. #StopDroneAttacks @ABaerbock @eucopresident @EU_Commission https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/11/uae-air-bridge-to-ethiopia-continues.html?m=1

10. Instead of ending the conflict in Ethiopia peacefully, @AbiyAhmedAli chooses domestic terrorism by bombing civilians. It is imperative that a no-fly zone is implemented in order to save lives. #StopWarOnTigray @USNATO @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU https://twitter.com/omnatigray/status/1472822648644067328?s=21

11. “Drones attacked the market & killed more than 38 people & more than 80 people were injured.” It is critical that a no-fly zone is implemented + unfettered medical aid to save lives. #StopDroneAttacks @UKUN_NewYork @franceonu @MexOnu @EstoniaUN https://www.africanews.com/2021/12/21/air-strikes-kill-at-least-28-people-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region/

12. The UAE, Turkey, and Iran have quietly supplied @PMEthiopia with some of the latest armed drones, making these nations complicit with Genocide. There must be consequences for such acts. #StopDroneAttacks @RepAlGreen @RepBarbaraLee @SpeakerPelosi @UNOSAPG https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html

13. The genocidal Ethiopian regime met Tigray’s call for peace with a wave of airstrikes in the civilian towns of Mekelle, Maychew & Korem. @AbiyAhmedAli & his allies must be stopped from committing further war crimes. #StopWarOnTigray @USTradeRep @ABlinken https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html

14. “Ethiopia’s govt is already believed to have deployed drones made in Iran and China.” Ethiopia won’t stop bombing civilians unless an arms embargo is implemented. Help stop these war crimes. #StopDroneAttacks @BelgiumNATO @NorwayNATO @NorwayUN @BelgiumUN https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/04/ethiopia-turkey-pact-fuels-speculation-about-drone-use-in-tigray-war

#StopDroneAttacks Pt. 2

1. As if 13+ months of war isn’t enough, the Ethiopian govt continues to target civilians. In a recent string of drone attacks, a church, school, and market were hit, killing and severely injuring civilians. #StopDroneAttacks @VDombrovskis @VeraJourova https://twitter.com/NegasiTeklai/status/1471547865411747840?s=20

2. “Over the past 4 months, the UAE, Turkey, and Iran have quietly supplied @AbiyAhmedAli with some of the latest armed drones.” We’re calling for economic sanctions on the Ethiopian govt and an arms embargo. Help us #StopDroneAttacks. @POTUS @VP @SecBlinken https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html

3. The use of Turkish made drones by Ethiopia is rapidly escalating the humanitarian crisis in Tigray & other parts of Ethiopia. Turkey is fueling a Genocide. Place economic sanctions on Erdoğan! #StopDroneAttacks @StateDept @NATO @EU_Commission @USTradeRep https://english.alaraby.co.uk/analysis/bayraktar-tb2-rise-turkeys-drone-industry?amp

4. Foreign involvement is hindering diplomatic solutions to the war in Ethiopia. “Over the past four months, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Iran have quietly supplied Mr. Abiy with some of the latest armed drones.” #StopWarOnTigray @StateDept @UN https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html?referringSource=articleShare

5. Silence from @StateDept @UN @EU_Commission on foreign involvement is widely noticeable. “Mr. Abiy built his drone arsenal by tapping …foreign autocrats and a booming segment of the global arms trade.” UAE is Ethiopia’s main supplier. #StopDroneAttacks https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html?referringSource=articleShare

6. Emboldened by the @IntlCrimCourt’s silence, Abiy Ahmed has continued indiscriminate drone attacks against civilians. The @IntlCrimCourt must act now to impose arms embargo on the Ethiopian & Eritrean governments. #StopWarOnTigray @USUN @POTUS @JanezLenarcic @JosepBorrellF

7. The Ethiopian govt has targeted Tigray with a series of airstrikes in recent days, resulting in massive civilian casualties. Why is the @IntlCrimCourt allowing Turkey, UAE & China to prolong the war? #StopDroneAttacks @SecBlinken @jakejsullivan @UNGeneva https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/04/ethiopia-turkey-pact-fuels-speculation-about-drone-use-in-tigray-war

8. Drones supplied by UAE, Turkey and China continue attacking Tigrayan civilians and infrastructure. In the town of Alamata, six rounds of airstrikes killed 28 and injured many more civilians. #StopWarOnTigray @RepChuck @RepMaloney @FrankPallonehttps://twitter.com/NegasiTeklai/status/1471547865411747840/video/1

9. The Ethiopian govt’s airstrikes in Tigray are targeted at civilians and civilian infrastructures, in an attempt to terrorize the population into submission. These drone attacks must stop. #StopWarOnTigray @jensstoltenberg @NATOinAustralia @ItalyatNATOhttps://www.africanews.com/2021/12/21/air-strikes-kill-at-least-28-people-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region/

10. Ongoing drone attacks on civilians by @PMEthiopia, even after Tigrayan forces have withdrawn to Tigray, is a clear indication that Abiy Ahmed is NOT willing to negotiate. Sanctions & arms embargo on Ethiopia is needed! #StopWarOnTigray @POTUS @ChrisCoons https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/tigray-forces-withdraw-neighbouring-ethiopian-regions-spokesperson-2021-12-20/

11. Air strikes on populated areas in Tigray have become a disgustingly common tactic by Abiy Ahmed. With drones purchased from Turkey, Ethiopia has killed scores of civilians in the past week. #StopDroneAttacks @LindaT_G @AmbassadorRice @DicarloRosemaryhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/04/ethiopia-turkey-pact-fuels-speculation-about-drone-use-in-tigray-war

12. .@PMEthiopia’s refusal to cooperate with @UN OHCHR’s independent investigation, as he continues to commit war crimes in Tigray, is a huge red flag that must be taken seriously by int’l leaders. #StopWarOnTigray @BradSherman @CongressmanRaja @RepSarbanes https://omnatigray.org/a-glimpse-into-the-false-start-and-the-dangers-surrounding-the-joint-ehrc-ohchr-investigation-in-tigray/

13. Ethiopia’s use of drones to target civilians in Tigray is a violation of Int’l law. Children are amongst the dead. We are calling for a no-fly zone for hostile aircraft over Tigray and an arms embargo on Ethiopia. #StopDroneAttacks @USNATO @eucopresident https://somaliguardian.com/news/africa/drone-strikes-kill-dozens-in-ethiopias-tigray-after-tplf-rebels-announced-retreat/amp/

14. Multiple countries are supplying Ethiopia with weapons to continue the war on Tigray. The UAE, China, Turkey and Russia to name a few. This is all while millions of civilians in Tigray are under siege. #StopWarOnTigray @DepSecDef @PentagonPresSec @NATO https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2021/12/the-uae-joins-tigray-war-emirati-wing.html?m=1

#StopWarOnTigray Pt. 3

1. “We are using our bare hands to treat the casualties here b/c we couldn’t get medical equipment, including gloves. We are desperate to save the lives of injured ones at the hospital, but it’s beyond our control.” #StopWarOnTigray @jensstoltenberg @MSF https://twitter.com/tsabawian/status/1473402289662709762?s=21

2. “As a member of the investigation team, he was supposed to be open-minded & not second-guess the response of the victims..” Tigray needs independent investigations where victims are not silenced by the Ethiopian govt. #StopWarOnTigray @TheDemocratshttps://omnatigray.org/a-glimpse-into-the-false-start-and-the-dangers-surrounding-the-joint-ehrc-ohchr-investigation-in-tigray/

3. The Int’l community carries the responsibility to protect civilians by adequately taking action to halt genocide. The @UN Security Council must use that power to stop drone attacks in Tigray. #StopDroneAttacks @KenyaMissionUN @irishmissionun @NorwayUN https://twitter.com/tsabawian/status/1473402289662709762?s=21

4. “..when investigating the atrocities that happened in Mai Kadra, they showed reluctance in uncovering the truth from the Tigrayan victims and survivors..” We are still calling for independent investigations in Tigray. #StopWarOnTigray @AJEnglish @nytimeshttps://omnatigray.org/a-glimpse-into-the-false-start-and-the-dangers-surrounding-the-joint-ehrc-ohchr-investigation-in-tigray/

5. Int’l leaders must take meaningful action to #StopWarOnTigray. Otherwise, you are signaling that war crimes and genocide are acceptable norms. It is your Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and uphold International law. @UNHumanRights @antonioguterres https://twitter.com/tsabawian/status/1473402289662709762?s=21

6. “Instead of going into the investigations without preconceived notions about the atrocities and the identity of the perpetrators, the @EthioHRC was biased from the start..” Tigray needs independent investigations. #StopWarOnTigray @UN_HRC @AUC_PAPS @hrw https://omnatigray.org/a-glimpse-into-the-false-start-and-the-dangers-surrounding-the-joint-ehrc-ohchr-investigation-in-tigray/

7. How can we expect Tigray to survive drone attacks when the region is already under an imposed siege by the Ethiopian govt? Medication, supplies, and food are critically low. This is inhumane. #StopWarOnTigray @davidcicilline @RepGusBilirakis @RepTedDeutchhttps://twitter.com/tsabawian/status/1473402289662709762?s=21

8. .@PMEthiopia is carpet bombing cities all over Tigray. Over 118 civilians have been killed by the latest round of drone strikes in Alamata, Maichew, Korem & Malzat. An arms embargo on Ethiopia is urgently needed. #StopDroneAttacks @MauMassari @ItalyUN_NY https://nyti.ms/3qe6gpV

9. In Tigray, dozens of civilians are being killed on a daily basis due to the massive deployment of drones by @PMEthiopia. Ethnic Tigrayans continue to be the main target of @AbiyAhmedAli’s genocidal campaign. #StopDroneAttacks #TigrayGenocide @MarinaSereni https://www.africanews.com/2021/12/21/air-strikes-kill-at-least-28-people-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region/

10. Forced starvation, denial of medicines & systematic carpet bombing of civilian areas are being used by @PMEthiopia to kill & subjugate Tigrayans into submission. Children are the everyday victims of these heinous crimes. #StopWarOnTigray @PieroBenassi https://twitter.com/drmahmoudrefaat/status/1473066560080207881?s=21

11. .@PMEthiopia launched 6 rounds of drone strikes in Tigray targeting and killing 28 civilians & injuring dozens more. The impunity emboldening Abiy Ahmed’s war crimes cannot be tolerated anymore. #StopWarOnTigray @fattoquotidiano @EUAmbUS @vestager https://twitter.com/NegasiTeklai/status/1471547865411747840?s=20

12. The deliberate targeting of civilians by drone strikes is one of @PMEthiopia’s main strategies to exterminate and terrorize Tigrayans into submission. #StopWarOnTigray @marcotravaglio @ItalyUN_Vienna @AustriaUN @MFAofArmenia @MentanaEnrico https://twitter.com/drmahmoudrefaat/status/1473066560080207881?s=21

13. As the targeting of civilians intensifies, the imposition of a no-fly zone is the only chance to prevent further deadly airstrikes by @PMEthiopia. Abiy Ahmed impunity must end! #StopWarOnTigray #StopDroneAttacks @PieroBenassi @KarimKhanQC @JosepBorrellF https://www.africanews.com/2021/12/21/air-strikes-kill-at-least-28-people-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region/

14. The deployment of drones has once again intensified, as @PMEthiopia is now widely operating UAE/Turkish UAVs in Tigray, killing 100s of civilians just in the last week. An arms embargo is vital to halt Abiy’s genocidal campaign. #StopDroneAttacks @USAmbUN https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html

15. The Tigray govt proved its commitment to peace talks by withdrawing its army from Afar & Amhara. As a response, @PMEthiopia carpet bombed 3 cities in Tigray killing +50 civilians in a one day. A no-fly zone must be imposed in Tigray to #StopDroneAttacks. #StopWarOnTigray @USUN

Petitions to International Community: #ReconnectTigray

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Friday 12/17/2021

#ReconnectTigray Pt. 1

1. The #TigrayGenocide is being executed under a strategic communication blackout. The longer we wait to #ReconnectTigray, the more time @AbiyAhmedAli’s regime has to starve, rape, and execute civilians. @PowerUSAID @UN_Women @hickspeggy @KellyTClements https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/11/ethiopias-crisis-shows-no-sign-of-abating.html

2. .@AbiyAhmedAli has “left Ethiopia the second-worst jailer of journalists in Africa after Eritrea, the continent’s gulag state” all to hide his #TigrayGenocide. #ReconnectTigray @CJR @ICIJorg @CFR_org @CPJAfrica @pressfreedom @FreedomofPress @trevortimm https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/12/14/a-record-number-of-journalists-are-in-prison

3. Journalists reporting on the war in Tigray continue to face arrest & violence in Ethiopia as they provide a voice for the victims of the #TigrayGenocide. @UN – when will you take action to #ReconnectTigray? @USAmbUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @KenyaMissionUN https://www.ifj.org/media-centre/news/detail/category/press-releases/article/ethiopia-relentless-crackdown-on-journalists-covering-military-conflict.html

4. .@AbiyAhmedAli continues to silence independent & critical voices, prevent access to Tigray, and intimidate foreign reporters and their local counterparts. @ABlinken – we need your help to #ReconnectTigray! @POTUS @LindaT_G @StateDept @StateDeptSpox https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/26/ethiopia-genocide-warning-signs-abiy-ahmed

5. Tigrayans are experiencing mass atrocities. Lack of intervention from the Int’l community has only emboldened @AbiyAhmedAli to continuously block media access to Tigray & block aid to those dying. We must #ReconnectTigray! @UN_Women @StateDept @USUNSpox https://theconversation.com/mass-atrocities-in-ethiopia-expose-the-limitations-of-early-warning-tools-172244

6. Over one year into the #TigrayGenocide and the Ethiopian govt is still blocking all telecommunication in the region. Despite their efforts, a new wave of atrocities in western Tigray is revealed. It’s time to fully #ReconnectTigray. @StateDept @UNGeneva https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

7. The Ethiopian govt and @ethiotelecom have cut off internet access to millions to hide war crimes. It’s now more critical than ever that @UN leaders take measures to #ReconnectTigray instead of being complicit. @antonioguterres @JosepBorrellF @ASteiner https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

8. Journalists have been trying to gain access to Tigray for over a year. Many have been targeted and killed by the Ethiopian govt. These actions amount to war crimes – a clear violation of international law. #ReconnectTigray @MexOnu @FinlandUN @AustraliaUN https://cpj.org/2021/01/reporter-dawit-kebede-araya-shot-and-killed-in-ethiopia/

9. It has been over a year since Tigrayans in the diaspora have been able to contact their families in Tigray. Their whereabouts are unknown. Could they be alive, displaced, starving? Leaders, please help to #ReconnectTigray. @BelgiumUN @MFAofArmenia https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/eu-crisis-envoy-urges-ethiopia-to-restore-tigray-communications/

10. Democracy in Ethiopia is under attack. Journalists covering the #TigrayGenocide are being abducted, put into concentration camps, and tortured. Please demand the release of Fitsum Berhane, Alula Akalu and Girmay Gebru. #ReconnectTigray @StateDept @USUN https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict-journalists/three-workers-for-foreign-media-arrested-in-ethiopias-tigray-region-idUSKCN2AU163

11. “On Facebook, calls for the murder & mass internment of ethnic Tigrayans have proliferated.” As Ethiopia bans independent journalists from reporting on the war, misinformation & hate speech against Tigrayans intensifies. #TigrayGenocide @ICFJ @UNOSAPG https://restofworld.org/2021/why-facebook-keeps-failing-in-ethiopia/

12. The @UN has a day dedicated to celebrating “World Press Freedom Day,” however, in Ethiopia, the freedom of press is replaced by state propaganda. The UN must stop @PMEthiopia’s war on journalists. #ReconnectTigray @UruguayONU @RMIMission @irishmissionun https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/freelance-journalist-accredited-to-ap-detained-in-ethiopia/ar-AARQFQt

13. The communications blackout in Tigray is a tool used by the Ethiopian government to suppress the victims of this conflict. We call on international actors to demand that communications be restored in Tigray. #ReconnectTigray @nazhatskhan @jukka_salovaara https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/freelance-journalist-accredited-to-ap-detained-in-ethiopia/ar-AARQFQt

14. “In the early days of the fight, at least 6 Ethiopian reporters working for local media in Tigray were arrested. Later, the authorities turned against Ethiopians working with international news outlets.” #ReconnectTigray @UN_Command @JapanMissionUN https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/world/africa/ethiopia-tigray-journalists.html

15. The Ethiopian govt has used the media blackout in Tigray to continue committing atrocities in the dark. Int’l leaders must pressure the Ethiopian Govt to #ReconnectTigray + conduct independent investigations. @jakejsullivan @ambassadorRice @DeputySecState https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/new-wave-abuses-alleged-ethiopia-s-tigray-n1286091

16. The international community must condemn the harassment and intimidation of journalists, restrictions of media access, and all other efforts to suppress news about the #TigrayGenocide. #ReconnectTigray @BulgariaUNHCR @CzechUNNY @Denmark_UN @franceonu https://www.voanews.com/a/press-freedom_ethiopian-journalist-attacked-her-home-questioned-tigray-connections/6201958.html

#ReconnectTigray Pt. 2

1. One year after Michelle Gavin of @CFR_org stated, “Journalists are being beaten and harassed, presumably for reporting the truth and sullying the rosy rhetoric from the leadership in Addis Ababa,” media repression in #Ethiopia persists. #ReconnectTigray https://www.cfr.org/blog/amid-misinformation-and-suppressed-free-speech-ethiopian-conflict-erodes-abiys-credibility

2. Journalists are pivotal for #TigrayGenocide documentation, yet “Ethiopia (has) brutally slammed the door on press freedom” to prevent atrocities committed by Ethiopian and allied forces against Tigrayans from being reported on. #ReconnectTigray @RandPaul https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/9/record-number-of-journalists-jailed-in-2021-cpj

3. The Ethiopian govt’s smear campaign against journalists is an act of desperation to prevent the truth about #TigrayGenocide from coming out. Journalists should not have to anticipate reprisals for Tigray coverage. #ReconnectTigray @SenMarkey @RepMcCaul https://addisstandard.com/analysis-cpj-says-ethiopia-biggest-setback-for-media-freedom-in-sub-saharan-africa-two-journalists-shot-dead-a-dozen-remain-behind-bars-in-2021/

4. Due to @AbiyAhmedAli’s repressive regime, Ethiopian journalists like Lucy Kassa often get defamed after publishing a story on #TigrayGenocide. “Its aim is to bully me and stop me from investigating, to harass and threaten me.” #ReconnectTigray @WHCOS https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjbpd7/how-facebook-is-stoking-a-civil-war-in-ethiopia

5. “From the start of the Tigray conflict, Ethiopia’s govt sought to limit information. Media access was restricted, & journalists covering the conflict were arrested.” Ethiopia must allow @pressfreedom and must immediately #ReconnectTigray. @JapanMissionUN https://www.voanews.com/a/press-freedom_tigray-war-exposes-limits-abiys-promises-press-freedom/6206789.html

6. “Lack of electricity and telecommunications in Tigray…(are) causing delay or lack of reporting and information on the situation.” Ethiopia must #ReconnectTigray to stop further hindrances to humanitarian services and preventable deaths. @UNReliefChief https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Situation%20Report%20-%20Ethiopia%20-%20Northern%20Ethiopia%20Humanitarian%20Update%20-%2025%20Nov%202021.pdf

7. With millions facing famine in Tigray, “the blackout of electricity, telecom, and internet throughout [the] Tigray region will only exacerbate the already dire humanitarian situation.” Telecomm services must be restored. #ReconnectTigray @SenatorMenendez https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ethiopia-denies-its-trying-to-suffocate-tigray-region-ethiopia-nairobi-united-nations-world-food-program-kenya-b1876951.html

8. The Ethiopian govt’s ongoing internet and telecom blackout in #Tigray is endangering lives, hindering humanitarian services, and denying Tigrayans and journalists access to information. #ReconnectTigray @UNOCHA @simoncoveney @UMBorgerservice @DmytroKuleba https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ethiopia-denies-its-trying-to-suffocate-tigray-region-ethiopia-nairobi-united-nations-world-food-program-kenya-b1876951.html

9. A total “news blackout has been imposed to stop images and information from seeping out. But the truth is inescapable.” Ethiopia’s siege of Tigray aims to disconnect the region from the rest of the world. #ReconnectTigray @ColombiaONU @NLatUN @PLinUN https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/4/tigray-is-starving-it-is-time-for-the-un-to-act

10. Ethiopia has used expulsion, arrests, and intimidation to dissuade accurate Tigray reporting, and yet journalists have worked diligently to ensure the truth about #TigrayGenocide comes out. #ReconnectTigray @CoryBooker @SenBrianSchatz @RonJohnsonWI https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/20/world/africa/ethiopia-new-york-times-simon-marks.html

11. Ethiopia is imprisoning journalists for exposing the truth. “…it is especially horrifying that Myanmar and Ethiopia have so brutally slammed the door on press freedom” #TigrayGenocide #ReconnectTigray @POTUS @UnderSecStateP @StateDeptSpox @unicefchief https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/9/record-number-of-journalists-jailed-in-2021-cpj

12. Journalists in Ethiopia can’t do their job effectively as the Ethiopian govt. enforced a telecom blackout in Tigray. Please help us #ReconnectTigray. Civilians have been living in the dark for over a year. @AlMissionUN @IcelandUN @SpainUN @UNHCRGreece https://www.accessnow.org/tigray-internet-shutdowns/

13. Journalists like Lucy Kassa face death threats from the Ethiopian govt when trying to report on atrocities in Tigray. Most of the brutal war crimes remain concealed under an internet/telecoms blackout. @FbdnStories @Irenekhan @OSCE_RFoM #ReconnectTigray https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-02-11/i-reported-on-ethiopias-secretive-war-then-came-a-knock-at-my-door

14. Ethiopia denied the presence of foreign troops in Tigray for months until journalists helped expose the truth. Now under a media & telecoms blackout, Ethiopia denies ethnic cleansing in western Tigray. #ReconnectTigray @trustconf @caoilfhionnanna @TRF https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/new-wave-abuses-alleged-ethiopia-s-tigray-n1286091

15. The telecoms blackout in Tigray isn’t only making it difficult for journalists to document & uncover heinous crimes against civilians, it’s also tearing families, communities & businesses apart. #ReconnectTigray @SecYellen @WorldBank @ethiotelecom @UN https://www.accessnow.org/voices-from-tigray-ongoing-internet-shutdown-tearing-families-communities-businesses-apart/

16. The Ethiopian regime uses the war on Tigray as a pretext to target journalists. @MarksSimon of the @nytimes was expelled because of his coverage of the war on Tigray while @berhe_lucy faced “death threats from the govt.” #ReconnectTigray @SenToddYoung https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/first-person/2021/6/29/emotional-toll-of-reporting-ethiopias-tigray-conflict

#ReconnectTigray Pt. 3

1. .@PMEthiopia continues to commit genocide by targeting Tigrayans. On Dec 16, 2021 he ordered six drone strikes in civilian areas, killing 28 civilians and injuring more than 78. This must stop! #ReconnectTigray #AlamataMassacre @mbachelet @UN_HRC https://twitter.com/NegasiTeklai/status/1471547865411747840?s=20

2. A region already struggling from the effects of @PMEthiopia’s engineered famine is now hit with six rounds of airstrikes on a busy market day. This is a genocide. @UN act now! @antonioguterres @SecBlinken @USTradeRep #ReconnectTigray #AlamataMassacre https://twitter.com/NegasiTeklai/status/1471547865411747840?s=20

3. “Turn the internet on & shine a light on the Tigray region.” Since Nov 2020, Tigray has been cut off from the world by the Ethiopian regime, resulting in impunity and underreported war crimes. #ReconnectTigray @JakubKulhanek @DmytroKuleba @KarimKhanQC https://www.accessnow.org/tigray-internet-shutdowns/

4. The communication blackout in Tigray is a tool to conceal war crimes by @PMEthiopia and Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki. Are world leaders complicit with these crimes? #ReconnectTigray @MexOnu @irishmissionun @NorwayMFA @IntlCrimCourt @ABlinken @jakejsullivan https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

5. On Dec 16, 2021 @AbiyAhmedAli conducted airstrikes targeting a school, church, marketplace and other civilian areas. Abiy Ahmed is guilty of genocide and must be held accountable. #ReconnectTigray #AlamataMassacre @UNHumanRights @UNReliefChief @UNDP https://twitter.com/NegasiTeklai/status/1471547865411747840?s=20

6. A day before the @UN special session on Ethiopia, @PMEthiopia conducts 6 rounds of airstrikes on civilians in Tigray. How much longer are UN leaders going to allow these war crimes to continue? #ReconnectTigray #AlamataMassacre @UNGeneva @StateDept https://twitter.com/NegasiTeklai/status/1471547865411747840?s=20

7. .@Abiyahmed declared war on Tigray and simultaneously shut access to all communication there. He continues to wreck havoc and new waves of atrocities are being revealed. #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide @intgovforum @TorontoStar @UNESCO @YouthIGFSummit https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

8. Journalists risk their lives for reporting anything related to #TigrayGenocide. This threat to justice, democracy and press freedom must be openly condemned. Please use your voice to help #ReconnectTigray. @RepChrisSmith @RepCicilline @RepSpanberger https://cpj.org/2021/05/journalists-shutdowns-myanmar-ethiopia-kashmir/

9. Despite facing threats like these, journalists in Tigray continue to use their voices about the #TigrayGenocide. The int’l community must protect these journalists by demanding to #ReconnectTigray & independent investigations. @SenatorDurbin @BernieSanders https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/journalist-shot-dead-ethiopias-tigray-aid-worker-residents-2021-01-21/

10. Despite facing threats, journalists in Tigray continue to use their voices about the #TigrayGenocide. The int’l community must protect these journalists by demanding independent investigations and to #ReconnectTigray. @SenatorDurbin @BernieSanders https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/journalist-shot-dead-ethiopias-tigray-aid-worker-residents-2021-01-21/

11. Journalism is not a crime. Free press is necessary for exposing atrocities and holding govts accountable. The world needs to push to release imprisoned journalists and #ReconnectTigray. @MarkWarner @RonWyden @SenJackyRosen @SenBobCasey @SenatorBennet https://addisstandard.com/analysis-cpj-says-ethiopia-biggest-setback-for-media-freedom-in-sub-saharan-africa-two-journalists-shot-dead-a-dozen-remain-behind-bars-in-2021/

12. Under PM Abiy Ahmed’s rule, Ethiopia is the “2nd worst jailer of journalists in Africa after Eritrea, the continent’s gulag state.” Abiy Ahmed isn’t a reformer & Ethiopia has regressed! #TigrayGenocide #ReconnectTigray @HouseForeign @jeffmerkley @IlhanMN https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/12/14/a-record-number-of-journalists-are-in-prison

13. The communication blackout and blockade has contributed to the humanitarian crisis in Tigray, limiting aid workers from assessing the needs of the areas they support. Please act to help #ReconnectTigray. @yokabrandt @SergiyKyslytsya @BWoodward_UN https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/04/21/switch-tigrays-internet-back-on/

14. Since the start of the #TigrayGenocide, there has been a lack of coverage on the mass atrocities committed by the Ethiopian and Eritrean govts. The communication blockade must be lifted. #ReconnectTigray @UNGeneva @UNOSAPG @UNTreatyBodies @eu_eeas https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/12/16/ethiopia-war-western-tigray/

15. For over 400 days the Ethiopian government has been harassing, threatening and jailing journalists who try to report on #TigrayGenocide. We demand justice for journalists who have been killed and imprisoned! #ReconnectTigray @UnderSecStateJ @PowerUSAID https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ap-ethiopia-journalist-detained-amir-aman-kiyaro_n_61bb7000e4b0297da61b5ac3

16. Countless stories of rape and executions committed in Tigray have been revealed by journalists, risking their own lives. Yet there are countless more stories censored by the communication blockade. #ReconnectTigray @vestager @VDombrovskis @NDeRiviere https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/17/conflict-ethiopia-tigray-war-starving

#ReconnectTigray Pt. 4

1. “The new onslaught of abuses by Amhara forces against Tigrayan civilians remaining in several towns in Western Tigray should ring alarm bells.” So, why is the world failing to take action? #ReconnectTigray @StateDept @USNATO @UN_HRC @USAmbUN @EUatUN https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

2. “They separated the old from the young, took their money and other possessions. … Older people, parents were loaded on big trucks [going] east. They let them go with nothing, while the young remained behind.” #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide @WhiteHouse https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

3. “They started shooting whoever was in range running. When the people tried to escape…[the Fano] attacked them with machetes and axes so no one could escape.” It’s time to #ReconnectTigray & end #TigrayGenocide. @eucopresident @EmmanuelMacron @VeraJourova https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

4. “Six witnesses said Amhara forces shot at Tigrayans seeking to flee the roundups in Adebai and attacked them with sticks and sharp objects. An unknown number were killed.” @UN ACT NOW. @antonioguterres @JosepBorrellF @UNHumanRights #ReconnectTigray www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

5. The roundups, abusive detentions, and forced expulsions separated families and left many unaccounted for. Its time that @IntlCrimCourt & @_AfricanUnion hold Abiy Ahmed accountable for #TigrayGenocide. @PaulKagame @RwandaRemembers #ReconnectTigray www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

6. “My wife and my mother called me 4 days ago, told me they had put them in vehicles, & they don’t know where they are taking them. After that I have never heard from them.” @antonioguterres & @mbachelet must hold perpetrators responsible! #ReconnectTigray www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

7. The roundups, abusive detentions, and forced expulsions separated families and left many unaccounted for. Its time that @IntlCrimCourt & @_AfricanUnion hold Abiy Ahmed accountable for #TigrayGenocide. @PaulKagame @RwandaRemembers #ReconnectTigray www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

8. “My wife and my mother called me 4 days ago, told me they had put them in vehicles, & they don’t know where they are taking them. After that I have never heard from them.” @antonioguterres & @mbachelet must hold perpetrators responsible! #ReconnectTigray www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

9. The Ethiopian govt must cease attacks, release those detained, and urgently provide unimpeded access to western Tigray for aid agencies. What is the EU & @UN waiting for? People are dying on your watch. #ReconnectTigray @UNHumanRights @UNReliefChief www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/12/ethiopia-new-wave-of-atrocities-in-western-tigray/

10. The joint @EthioHRC-@UN OHCHR probe has not established an impartial and independent account of the atrocities in Tigray. A year later, we are still calling for independent investigations. Tigray deserves justice. @UNHumanRights #ReconnectTigray https://twitter.com/omnatigray/status/1471691325896478723?s=21

11. If the @UN truly stands for human rights, then the responsibility to protect civilians must be a priority. You must do everything in your power to secure independent investigations in Tigray. @mbachelet @UN_HRC @UNGeneva #ReconnectTigray https://twitter.com/omnatigray/status/1471691325896478723?s=21

12. “It is about the victims’ right to justice and effective remedies. It is about establishing truth and facts for the sake of dialogue and reconciliation in the country.” Tigray needs independent investigations. @UNHumanRights @UN_HRC #ReconnectTigray https://omnatigray.org/a-glimpse-into-the-false-start-and-the-dangers-surrounding-the-joint-ehrc-ohchr-investigation-in-tigray/

Thursday 12/16/2021

#ReconnectTigray Pt. 1

1. Civilian lives, democracy, and @pressfreedom are all under threat in Ethiopia due to @PMEthiopia’s deadly siege on the Tigray region. Int’l leaders must step in to help #ReconnectTigray. @AraratMirzoyan @MFA_Austria @trussliz @GermanyDiplo @ministerBZ https://www.politico.eu/article/ethiopia-expels-journalist-who-reported-on-atrocities-in-tigray/

2. “A comprehensive news blackout has been imposed to stop images & information from seeping out. But the truth is inescapable.” For over a year Tigray has been in the dark. When will world leaders take action to #ReconnectTigray? @mbachelet @antonioguterres https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/4/tigray-is-starving-it-is-time-for-the-un-to-act

3. Ethiopia is guilty of strategically planning a genocide, where it has not only manifested on the ground but digitally as well. So why would anyone think it’s a good idea to have them host #IGF2022? #ReconnectTigray @igf_2021 @intgovforum @PLinUN @UN_HRC https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/world/africa/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-nobel-war.html?auth=login-email&login=email

4. For over a year, Tigrayans have been pleading for an end to the communication blackout. The siege is taking innocent lives. Access to phone lines, internet and power must be completely restored. #ReconnectTigray @SecBlinken @LindaT_G @WFPChief @StateDept https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/4/tigray-is-starving-it-is-time-for-the-un-to-act

5. Violence towards journalists have been a hallmark of the #TigrayGenocide. Journalists must be allowed to report freely and safely. Int’l leaders should be asking what is @PMEthiopia hiding, and demand that he #ReconnectTigray. @JY_LeDrian @DanishMFA https://www.barrons.com/news/journalist-shot-dead-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region-relative-says-01611246906

6. How long will the world stand by “concerned” while journalists are being shot dead for exposing the truth about @AbiyAhmedAli‘s genocide against Tigray? #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide @SenJohnBarrasso @SenTedCruz @SenatorRounds @BillHagertyTN https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/journalist-shot-dead-ethiopias-tigray-aid-worker-residents-2021-01-21/

7. It’s time the world take a stand to #ReconnectTigray and push to have journalists report freely and safely. Journalists should never be jailed and silenced for exposing truths. #TigrayGenocide @PressSec @WhiteHouse @pressfreedom @theintercept @truthout https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/9/record-number-of-journalists-jailed-in-2021-cpj

8. World leaders must not stand by while @PMEthiopia detains and kills journalists in an attempt to conceal the #TigrayGenocide. We are still demanding independent investigations and to #ReconnectTigray! @JuttaUrpilainen @mbachelet @ChrisCoons @SenatorRisch https://addisstandard.com/analysis-cpj-says-ethiopia-biggest-setback-for-media-freedom-in-sub-saharan-africa-two-journalists-shot-dead-a-dozen-remain-behind-bars-in-2021/

9. Numerous journalists are still imprisoned in Ethiopia + multiple other @pressfreedom violations have been committed. If you stand for democracy & free press, then it’s a must you demand their release and #ReconnectTigray. @PressSec @POTUS @SecBlinken https://addisstandard.com/analysis-cpj-says-ethiopia-biggest-setback-for-media-freedom-in-sub-saharan-africa-two-journalists-shot-dead-a-dozen-remain-behind-bars-in-2021/

10. In just the first 2 weeks of the war on Tigray, @PMEthiopia arrested 6 journalists for attempting to report on it. What is Abiy Ahmed hiding by pushing harsh emergency laws onto journalists? #ReconnectTigray @RepKarenBass @SpeakerPelosi @RepGregoryMeeks https://ipi.media/six-journalists-arrested-in-ethiopia-on-trumped-up-charges/

11. “Many, myself included, are harassed by government officials or targeted by doxxing campaigns for covering the conflict.” A year later and the attacks on freedom of press have escalated in order to hide the #TigrayGenocide. #ReconnectTigray @EU_Commission https://ipi.media/six-journalists-arrested-in-ethiopia-on-trumped-up-charges/

12. Journalism is not a crime. Brutalizing, abducting and murdering journalists are crimes against humanity – a violation of international law. The @UN and EU leaders must take action to stop @PMEthiopia’s genocidal campaign. #ReconnectTigray @UNHumanRights https://addisstandard.com/analysis-cpj-says-ethiopia-biggest-setback-for-media-freedom-in-sub-saharan-africa-two-journalists-shot-dead-a-dozen-remain-behind-bars-in-2021/

13. Sexual violence has been weaponized in the war on Tigray. Journalists such as Lucy Kassa have been targeted for uncovering it. To women in @UN leadership roles – your inaction is complicity. #ReconnectTigray @unwomenchief @unicefchief @DicarloRosemary https://www.voanews.com/a/press-freedom_ethiopian-journalist-attacked-her-home-questioned-tigray-connections/6201958.html

14. The first casualty of war is truth. Obstructing the press by denying access to Tigray, imposing a telecom blackout + attacks and arbitrary detention of journalists must be condemned, and independent investigations must follow. #ReconnectTigray @UN_HRC https://cpj.org/2021/01/reporter-dawit-kebede-araya-shot-and-killed-in-ethiopia/

15. It’s ironic that #IGF2022 will be hosted by Ethiopia, a country that has cut off telecommunications, including the internet, to millions of its own citizens for over a year. Research #ReconnectTigray. @neemalugangira @MSalimu @ItsKamala @RIAnetwork https://twitter.com/MinistryofInno2/status/1470748755221692420?s=20

16. IGF2022 is held to exchange information and share good practices amongst those with policy-making power, so it’s quite concerning that Ethiopia, a country that keeps millions under siege, would be asked to host. #ReconnectTigray @intgovforum @PolandMFA https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

#ReconnectTigray Pt. 2

1. Since Nov. 4, 2020, Tigray has faced a constant telecommunications blackout, a critical strategy of war orchestrated by @AbiyAhmedAli. This limits access to evidence of atrocities and deprives civilians of justice. # ReconnectTigray @ABlinken @USAmbUN https://www.accessnow.org/tigray-internet-shutdowns/

2. To control the narrative of the war on Tigray, @PMEthiopia has attempted to suppress journalism. Int’l journalists were expelled, while local journalists were attacked, harassed, detained and killed. #ReconnectTigray @dfatirl @HeikoMaas @RauZbigniew https://www.yahoo.com/now/journalist-shot-dead-ethiopias-tigray-163444166.html

3. Despite Ethiopia’s war on journalism, which includes the expulsion of international media, the horrific stories of atrocities in Tigray have come to light. If Tigray was reconnected, much more would be uncovered. #ReconnectTigray @marcorubio @timkaine https://www.politico.eu/article/ethiopia-expels-journalist-who-reported-on-atrocities-in-tigray/

4. Journalists have risked and lost their lives to tell stories of war and terror in Tigray. Attacks, detention and killing of journalists are crimes against humanity and must be condemned. #ReconnectTigray @SenateForeign @HouseForeign @FreedomofPress https://www.voanews.com/a/press-freedom_ethiopian-journalist-attacked-her-home-questioned-tigray-connections/6201958.htm

5. Justice must be served for journalists targeted & killed for covering the #TigrayGenocide. @AbiyAhmedAli’s regime has done everything to conceal atrocities. That is evident, even with the limited evidence we have. #ReconnectTigray @CzechMFA @PolandMFA https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/03/ethiopia-tigray-violence-media-blackout.html

6. Since the start of the war on Tigray, journalists have been imprisoned, tortured, and killed. We demand justice for all journalists imprisoned or killed for doing their jobs. #ReconnectTigray @CPJAfrica @IntlCrimCourt @USAmbUN @UnderSecStateP https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/journalist-shot-dead-ethiopias-tigray-aid-worker-residents-2021-01-21/

7. Journalists have done a remarkable job in exposing some of the atrocities of the #TigrayGenocide, under extremely difficult conditions, often risking their liberty and lives. Journalists must be protected to do their jobs @SecBlinken @UNHumanRights @USAID #ReconnectTigray

8. .@CPJAfrica reported that Ethiopia is one of the worst jailers of journalists in Africa. Several journalists have been killed while numerous are still imprisoned. We must collectively demand for their release. #ReconnectTigray @CFR_org @truthout @Snowden https://cpj.org/2021/12/ethiopia-civil-war-hopes-press-freedom/

9. In Nov. 2021, the Ethiopian government placed new restrictions on the press, forbidding reporting and information sharing about the war. This continuation of the information blockade must be condemned! @UN_HRC @ICIJorg #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/ethiopia-restricts-information-sharing-about-war-2021-11-26/

10. The Ethiopian govt has been carrying out the #TigrayGenocide for over a year, imposing a communications blackout and disconnecting Tigray from the world. We call for the restoration of all public services. #ReconnectTigray @StateDeptSpox @UNGeneva @USUN https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

11. World leaders must hold @PMEthiopia accountable for imposing a siege on an entire region of innocent civilians. “Turn the internet on, and shine a light on the Tigray region.” #ReconnectTigray @KarimKhanQC @vonderleyen @USTradeRep @UNReliefChief https://www.accessnow.org/tigray-internet-shutdowns/

12. “I am not satisfied with reporting the crimes I have uncovered so far. I know that what I have exposed is just the tip of the iceberg.” Journalists have been forced to censor themselves. #ReconnectTigray @CPJAfrica @trevortimm @micahflee @ggreenwald https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/first-person/2021/6/29/emotional-toll-of-reporting-ethiopias-tigray-conflict

13. Dehumanizing hate speech targeting Tigrayans has become normalized online and on state-sponsored media. @PMEthiopia has intentionally done nothing to stop it. Why is Ethiopia hosting #IGF2022? #ReconnectTigray @KrzysiekSzubert @PremierRP_en @UNESCO https://restofworld.org/2021/why-facebook-keeps-failing-in-ethiopia/

14. It’s baffling that a country that cuts off millions of its own citizens from telecommunications will be hosting #IGF2022. Ethiopia has normalized digital hate speech and ethnic cleansing, and refuses to #ReconnectTigray. @intgovforum @ITU @YouthIGFSummit https://www.cgdev.org/blog/how-destroy-country-does-ethiopia-have-future

#ReconnectTigray Pt. 3

1. It’s 2021 and innocent civilians are being thrown into concentration camps because of their ethnicity. We demand that world leaders pressure Ethiopia to #ReconnectTigray and stop being complicit with genocide. @JustinTrudeau @ScottMorrisonMP @CanadaUN https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-they-just-vanished-tigrayans-disappear-for-months-in-secret-ethiopian/

2. Journalists are targeted for fulfilling their primary duty of informing the public of what the Ethiopian govt wants to keep hidden. The govt is aggressively silencing opposing voices. #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide @dfatirl @GermanyDiplo @LinhartBMEIA https://addisstandard.com/analysis-cpj-says-ethiopia-biggest-setback-for-media-freedom-in-sub-saharan-africa-two-journalists-shot-dead-a-dozen-remain-behind-bars-in-2021/

3. Publishing accounts that expose @PMEthiopia’s war crimes will either get you killed or detained in unknown places. The imposed telecommunication blackout on Tigray has resulted in an untold catastrophe. #ReconnectTigray @RepBera @DarrellIssa @CoryBooker https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/11/1105892

4. The rule of law is in total collapse in Ethiopia. Journalists are detained, tortured, killed, or disappear to conceal human rights atrocities. They were the only voices left for those silenced in Tigray. #ReconnectTigray @MFABulgaria @JeppeKofod @trussliz https://cpj.org/2021/12/ethiopia-civil-war-hopes-press-freedom/

5. Ethiopian govt’s practice of “the rule of law” includes: inflicting relentless cruelty of punishment without trial, silencing & assaulting journalists, & coordinated intimidation against Tigrayans. #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide @JY_LeDrian @trussliz https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/17/at-least-1000-arrested-since-ethiopia-state-of-emergency-un

6. Tigray is under siege. Tigrayans targeted, tortured, & detained based on their ethnicity. In addition, journalists are imprisoned & tortured for doing their job. Pressure on the Ethiopian Govt is needed to #ReconnectTigray! @LiberalAus @PeterSweden7 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/world/africa/ethiopia-tigrayan-detention.html

7. Despite govt curtailment, journalists reported war crimes in Tigray. The Int’l community must consider present evidence of Ethiopia’s disregard for Tigrayan lives. We demand justice and accountability. #ReconnectTigray @Blklivesmatter @TeenVogue @Complex https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/26/ethiopia-genocide-warning-signs-abiy-ahmed

8. Since @AbiyAhmedAli waged #TigrayGenocide on #Tigray|ans, Ethiopia became a deadly place for journalists. Many sacrificed their lives to uncover unspeakable massacres. They deserve justice! #ReconnectTigray @corradoformigli @Mentana_Enrico @M_gabanelli https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/journalist-shot-dead-ethiopias-tigray-aid-worker-residents-2021-01-21/

9. .@berhe_lucy is the epitome of fearless investigative journalism. She has been attacked & threatened for her work but has refused to stay silent. ????????n journalists must support her & advocate to #ReconnectTigray @AndreaScanzi @robertosaviano @marcotravaglio https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/first-person/2021/6/29/emotional-toll-of-reporting-ethiopias-tigray-conflict

10. Independent journalism is a crime in @AbiyAhmedAli’s Ethiopia. 7 Million #Tigray|ans are dying b/c of a manufactured famine. Journalists reporting this tragedy are jailed or killed. @luigidimaio must condemn @PMEthiopia! #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/03/ethiopia-tigray-violence-media-blackout.html

11. In Ethiopia, journalists are jailed in concentration camps and killed. Their crime? Uncovering mass rapes and massacres in Tigray, ordered by @AbiyAhmedAli. Help us to #ReconnectTigray! #TigrayGenocide @ItalyUN_Vienna @UNESCO @intgovforum @PLinUN https://addisstandard.com/analysis-cpj-says-ethiopia-biggest-setback-for-media-freedom-in-sub-saharan-africa-two-journalists-shot-dead-a-dozen-remain-behind-bars-in-2021/

12. “Internet shutdowns cannot be arbitrarily implemented by governments & other parties who don’t want the???? to witness their harrowing behavior.” Help us to #ReconnectTigray & stop @AbiyAhmedAli’s #TigrayGenocide! @fabfazio @robertosaviano @chetempochefa https://www.accessnow.org/tigray-internet-shutdowns/

13. Millions in Tigray face famine. @AbiyAhmedAli’s deadly siege is an injustice to life itself. There is no access to food, water, medication, and electricity. How long will the Int’l community stand by and watch?#ReconnectTigray @ASteiner @ahunnaeziakonwa https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

14. Since the start of #TigrayGenocide, journalists and media workers have been arrested with no due process. By arresting and killing journalists, @AbiyAhmedAli has covered up his atrocities in Tigray. #ReconnectTigray @FnsiSocial @ItalyUN_NY @UKUN_NewYork https://www.barrons.com/news/journalist-shot-dead-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region-relative-says-01611246906

#ReconnectTigray Pt. 4

1. The Ethiopian Government is deliberately attacking the freedom of the press by imprisoning journalists on trumped-up charges. International leaders must condemn these human rights violations. #ReconnectTigray @StateDept @RepSaraJacobs @GerryConnolly @USUN https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/freelance-journalist-accredited-to-ap-detained-in-ethiopia/ar-AARQFQt

2. Journalists are arbitrarily arrested for reporting on the conflict in Ethiopia. Already, several have been killed to undermine reporting that differs from the Ethiopian govt. propaganda. What is Abiy Ahmed hiding? #ReconnectTigray @m_ebrard @Haavisto https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/freelance-journalist-accredited-to-ap-detained-in-ethiopia/ar-AARQFQt

3. Ethiopia continues to target journalists. Amir Aman Kiyaro, a freelance video journalist accredited to @AP, is in police custody on bogus charges. World leaders must demand his immediate release. #ReconnectTigray @StateDept @KenyaMissionUN @PressSec https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/freelance-journalist-accredited-to-ap-detained-in-ethiopia/ar-AARQFQt

4. The freedom of press is the strongest weapon against tyranny and fascism. This freedom has been threatened, and repressed in Ethiopia for over a year. Communication must be restored. #ReconnectTigray @BritishVogue @Complex @theintercept @Blklivesmatter https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/freelance-journalist-accredited-to-ap-detained-in-ethiopia/ar-AARQFQt

5. The harassment & killing of journalists documenting the ongoing #TigrayGenocide has emboldened the impunity of those responsible for war crimes & atrocities against the people of Tigray. #ReconnectTigray @zdizoro @welikeduel @redazioneiene @MentanaEnrico https://www.politico.eu/article/ethiopia-expels-journalist-who-reported-on-atrocities-in-tigray/

6. Journalists have been killed, harassed, expelled & detained simply for trying to cover the brutal atrocities committed by Ethiopian & Eritrean forces in Tigray. The worst has yet to be discovered. #ReconnectTigray @dreynders @EamonGilmore @dreynders https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/9/record-number-of-journalists-jailed-in-2021-cpj

7. By expelling journalists, the Ethiopian govt is trying to hide the fact that allied forces are committing gross atrocities. Attacks on free press must stop and journalists must be given unfettered access. #ReconnectTigray @KenyaMissionUN @NorwayUN https://www.politico.eu/article/ethiopia-expels-journalist-who-reported-on-atrocities-in-tigray/

8. Ethiopia’s war zone blackout is a deliberate attempt to censor journalists & conceal war crimes. Ethiopia must restore telecommunications in Tigray and allow for journalists and human rights actors to monitor the situation. #ReconnectTigray @EUCouncil https://www.accessnow.org/tigray-internet-shutdowns/

9. In another turn towards authoritarianism, @AbiyAhmedAli continues to detain Tigrayan activists & journalists arbitrarily. These detentions must end & whereabouts of unaccounted detainees must be revealed. #ReconnectTigray @ICIJorg @CFR_org @UNGeneva https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/07/ethiopia-end-arbitrary-detentions-of-tigrayans-activists-and-journalists-in-addis-ababa-and-reveal-whereabouts-of-unaccounted-detainees/

10. The Ethiopian Govt’s communications blackout was designed to hide the fact that scores of Tigrayan children are starving to death by an engineered famine. @PMEthiopia must be held accountable! #ReconnectTigray @UN_HRC @CPJAfrica @USAID @FilippoGrandi https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/16/children-starving-to-death-in-ethiopias-tigray-conflict-report

11. The veil of silence must be lifted. Journalists are being killed for reporting the wide-scale rape and massacres of Tigrayan civilians. Ethiopia must end its siege on Tigray. #ReconnectTigray @pressfreedom @theintercept @truthout @FreedomofPress https://addisstandard.com/analysis-cpj-says-ethiopia-biggest-setback-for-media-freedom-in-sub-saharan-africa-two-journalists-shot-dead-a-dozen-remain-behind-bars-in-2021/

12. The communications blackout in Tigray is a tool used by the Ethiopian government to suppress the victims of this conflict. We call on Int’l actors to demand that communications be restored in Tigray. @SenateForeign @CPJAfrica @ICIJorg @CFR_org #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide

13. .@AbiyAhmedAli continues to put a stronghold on freedom of speech as he arbitrarily imprisons journalists fighting to unveil the truth. #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide @pressfreedom @SenateForeign @HouseForeign @FreedomofPress https://www.politico.eu/article/ethiopia-expels-journalist-who-reported-on-atrocities-in-tigray/

14. .@AbiyAhmedAli intends to bury the untold stories of journalists abducted, forced into concentration camps, tortured, and killed. #ReconnectTigray #TigrayGenocide @Snowden @ChrisCoons @timkaine @SenateForeign @SenatorRisch @LindaT_G @SecBlinken https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/journalist-shot-dead-ethiopias-tigray-aid-worker-residents-2021-01-21/

#NoFlyZoneInTigray – October 23rd, 2021

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 1

1. For nearly a year now, we’ve seen the Ethiopian gov deliberately block humanitarian aid into Tigray. As a result, 97% of the population is desperately in need of life saving assistance. @UN lack of action has had deadly consequences @EmmaWatson @UNGeneva#NoFlyZoneInTigray

2. “The air strikes have caused fresh panic in a city under siege, where doctors and others have described running out of medicines and other basic needs.” Tigray needs intervention. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @EmmaWatson @Alyssa_Milano @UNICEFhttps://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-new-air-strikes-hit-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region/

3. The Ethiopian govt denied being responsible for airstrikes in Tigray this week, to only later admit they were behind it. It’s time to enforce #NoFlyZoneInTigray! Lives are in jeopardy. #StopBombingTigray@PentagonPresSec @DepSecDef@jensstoltenberghttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58958022

4. The Ethiopian govt denied that it was behind the airstrikes in Mekelle earlier this week to only come out later this week to admit they were behind it. They need to be held responsible for their deadly actions. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58958022

5. “People picked me up. And when the explosions continued, I went out and saw a person that I know injured and on the ground.” The #TigrayGenocide has only grown worse. Please use your voice to advocate for the voiceless. #StopBombingTigray? @jadapsmithhttps://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

6. Throughout this week, airstrikes have caused fresh panic in a city under siege & man-made famine by Abiy Ahmed & Isaias Afwerki. Doctors described running out of medicines & other basic needs. Still no help from the Int’l community. Why? @UNGeneva @WHO https://twitter.com/Sebawyan/status/1449385301076500484/video/1

7. The lack of fuel and cash due to the blockade on Tigray has made it very challenging for humanitarians to sustain life-saving activities. Please help to #StopBombingTigray and ACT NOW.@USAmbUN @IntlCrimCourt @SecBlinken @jensstoltenberg @UN_HRC @hrwhttps://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

8. November of 2020, #ethiopia began air strikes on #Tigray. Almost a whole year later & civilians in Tigray are still facing air strikes. We can’t continue to allow this!#NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @EUCouncil @vestager @BillGates https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-new-air-strikes-hit-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region/?cmpid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

9. The Ethiopian govt continues to weaponize food & aid. Not only have roads been blocked for @UN aid trucks, but now also UN aid flights can’t enter Tigray.These are crimes against humanity! #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @rihanna @IFAD @dreyndershttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/world/africa/ethiopia-united-nations-aid.html

10. The complicity of the Int’l leaders as Ethiopia continues war on Tigray will forever taint their credibility. @AbiyAhmedAli is a war criminal & action needs to be taken NOW! #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @unwomenchief @UN_Women @endrapeinwarhttps://twitter.com/OmnaTigray/status/1450610109911023616

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 2

1. A big part of the puzzle for the humanitarian disaster & ongoing genocidal war in Tigray is the @UN’s refusal to hold perpetrators, such as Ethiopia & Eritrea, responsible. UN is shying away from its responsibility to protect civilians. #NoFlyZoneInTigray https://abcnews.go.com/amp/International/wireStory/airstrikes-hit-capital-ethiopias-tigray-region-80723858

2. What’s happening in Tigray goes against your moral values and part of your legacy. Your contributions to help Ethiopia out of poverty has been demolished by Ethiopia’s regime. #NoFlyZoneInTigray@BillGates @gatesfoundation @priyankachopra@TeamWillDaily https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/tigray-conflict-mekelle-struck-residents-flee-amhara-as-ethiopia-battle-intensifies/ar-AAPPZnA

3. Per @UNOCHA, aid agencies only reached 1% of the target population from Oct 7-13. Now, humanitarian flights to Tigray are suspended, just as @AbiyAhmedAli’s airstrikes intended. @UN must act! #StopBombingTigray #NoFlyZoneInTigray @USUN @MexOnu @EstoniaUNhttps://reports.unocha.org/en/country/ethiopia

4. Indiscriminate airstrikes of civilians in Tigray where millions face starvation is consistent with the Ethiopian government’s intent to wipe out Tigrayans. When will the @UN act to protect? #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @UNPeacekeeping @USAmbUNhttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/18/ethiopian-leaders-said-they-would-wipe-out-tigrayans-eu-envoy

5. Ethiopia’s weeklong aerial bombing of Tigray killed children, injured many civilians, & forced @UN humanitarian flights to completely halt. This as 900K+ face starvation under siege. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @vonderleyen @dreynders @EUatUN https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-air-strikes-hit-tigray-102335411.html

6. Tigray has been under a genocidal siege with all basic services cut-off and no fuel to distribute aid. Why isn’t the @UN Security Council acting to lift the siege & enforce a #NoFlyZoneInTigray? #StopBombingTigray @franceonu @NorwayUN @KenyaMissionUNhttps://news.yahoo.com/fuel-shortages-block-food-aid-084153846.html

7. Emboldened by inaction, @AbiyAhmedAli chose to airstrike Tigrayan civilians & civilian infrastructure for a week with credible reports indicating that more airstrikes are planned. EU must enforce #NoFlyZoneInTigray now! #StopBombingTigray @dreynders @TimmermansEU @EU_Commission

8. Through inaction, the Intl community has emboldened @AbiyAhmedAli to cont. genocide by starvation, massacres, rape, total siege, and now indiscriminate airstrikes. The least @UN members can do is enforce #NoFlyZoneInTigray. #StopBombingTigray @irishmissionun @PmTunisia @SVG_UN

9. Millions could starve due to govt imposed siege. Why are @AbiyAhmedAli forces permitted to eradicate Tigrayans through starvation + indiscriminate airstrikes with total impunity? #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @JosepBorrellF @eucopresident @eu_eeashttps://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-air-strikes-hit-tigray-102335411.html

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 3

1. Drop food and medical supplies, not bombs! Children are starving under siege. The Int’l community must instate a #NoFlyZoneInTigray and demand unfettered access to aid. #StopBombingTigray @NorwayUN @irishmissionun @franceonu @UN_HRC @HeikoMaas @EUSR_Weber https://www.jpost.com/international/ethiopian-government-strikes-tigray-capital-for-fourth-day-this-week-682828

2. The Ethiopian govt has continued its aggression on Tigray by bombing crops which will exacerbate famine. When will the Int’l community live up to their obligation? Impose a #NoFlyZoneInTigray! #StopBombingTigray @EU_Commission @UKUN_NewYork @USUN @IFAD https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/20/renewed-ethiopia-air-raids-tigray-capital-mekelle

3. Not only have the people of Tigray suffered from countless acts of genocide, but millions are starving. Now, Ethiopia has deliberately endangered a @UN humanitarian flight. #StopBombingTigray@UNGeneva @franceonu @EstoniaUN @jadapsmith @Blklivesmatterhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/world/africa/ethiopia-united-nations-aid.html

4. Tigray has suffered countless acts of genocide for nearly 1 year. The Int’l community must recognize this as a genocide. A #NoFlyZoneInTigray is needed to deter further heinous crimes. #StopBombingTigray @NATO @NorwayUN @irishmissionun @USUN @vestagerhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/06/why-us-should-call-famine-violence-tigray-genocide/

5. Ethiopia must be sanctioned. The Ethiopian govt is willing to risk civilian lives in Tigray as part of its military efforts. Impose #NoFlyZoneInTigray and facilitate the delivery of lifesaving aid now! #StopBombingTigray @rihanna @BillGates @EU_Commissionhttps://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-10-16/god-have-mercy-tigray-residents-describe-life-under-siege

6. Bombing civilians under siege and a govt induced starvation is genocide. The inaction of the Int’l community will cost millions of lives. Impose #NoFlyZoneInTigray to protect civilians from further atrocities. #StopBombingTigray @WFPChief @UNGeneva @hrw https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/09/24/see-no-evil-how-the-united-nations-is-blind-to-the-famine-in-tigray/

7. The Int’l community has chosen silence over accountability for almost 1 year of #TigrayGenocide. The Ethiopian govt continues to starve and bomb Tigrayans with no repercussions. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @JosepBorrellF @JanezLenarcic @FAO @WFPhttps://www.jpost.com/international/ethiopian-government-strikes-tigray-capital-for-fourth-day-this-week-682828

8. A @UN humanitarian flight was forced to abandon its landing due to airstrikes.️Ethiopia appears to be “escalating the intimidation tactics against aid workers amid the intensifying, year-long Tigray war.” #StopBombingTigray @mbachelet @jensstoltenberghttps://news.sky.com/story/ethiopia-airstrikes-in-tigray-force-un-flight-to-abandon-landing-and-turn-back-aid-workers-say-12441736

9. Ethiopia used fighter jets to strike Tigray, killing civilians & damaging infrastructure. These attacks also prevent aid from reaching the needy. The Int’l community must take action against these attacks. Demand #NoFlyZoneInTigray @USAmbUN @unicefchief https://news.sky.com/story/ethiopia-airstrikes-in-tigray-force-un-flight-to-abandon-landing-and-turn-back-aid-workers-say-12441736

10. Millions will be on the brink of death across Tigray as the region remains under a humanitarian blockade. The Int’l community must act to save lives of those impacted by Abiy Ahmed’s engineered starvation. Demand #NoFlyZoneInTigray @LindaT_G @SecBlinkenhttps://news.sky.com/story/ethiopia-airstrikes-in-tigray-force-un-flight-to-abandon-landing-and-turn-back-aid-workers-say-12441736

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 4

1. “The friction between the government & humanitarian groups is occurring amid the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade.” Millions could die from starvation if action is not taken today! #NoFlyZoneInTigray @FAO #StopBombingTigray @RaoufMazou @VeraJourova https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/22/ethiopia-hits-tigray-in-fourth-day-of-air-strikes

2. Tigray is facing the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade. @SirMarkLowcock said in June, “food is definitely being used as a weapon of war.” People are dying & it is time to act. @VeraJourova@MarosSefcovic @EU_Commission @EUatUN#StopBombingTigrayhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58921744

3. Tigray is facing the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade. @SirMarkLowcock in June said, “Food is definitely being used as a weapon of war”People are dying & it is time to act @VeraJourova @MarosSefcovic #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray https://www.vox.com/22545382/tigray-famine-ethiopia-abiy-war

4. Tigray is facing the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade. @SirMarkLowcock said, “Food is definitely being used as a weapon of war.” It’s time global leaders take action. @TimmermansEU @DepSecDef @UnderSecStateP @USAID @WFPChief#StopBombingTigrayhttps://www.vox.com/22545382/tigray-famine-ethiopia-abiy-war

5. “Fuel shortages have forced some aid groups to suspend food distribution in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region, where famine stalks hundreds of thousands of people, the UN said. #StopBombingTigray@JuttaUrpilainen @VDombrovskis @UNHumanRightsEU@hickspeggy https://news.yahoo.com/fuel-shortages-block-food-aid-084153846.html

6. 3 children were killed & one person was injured in Monday’s airstrikes in Mekelle. Second airstrike on the same day injured 9 people & caused damage to houses & a nearby hotel. #NoFlyZoneInTigray#StopBombingTigray @PalomaUnicef@UNICEFCHIEF @UNICEF https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/africa/ethiopia-airstrikes-tigray-children-killed-un-intl/index.html

7. “friction between the govt & humanitarian groups is occurring amid the world’s worst hunger crisis”. In an attempt to continue the #TigrayGenocide, Ethiopia has risked attacking aid workers! #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @Blklivesmatter @UNDPPAhttps://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/airstrikes-hit-capital-ethiopias-tigray-region-80723858

8. Not only is Tigray facing a man-made famine with 6.8 million people in need of emergency aid but also daily bombardment by the Ethiopian Air Force who are terrorizing civilians. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray @priyankachopra @BillGates @JessicaBiel https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2021/10/20/renewed-ethiopia-air-raids-tigray-capital-mekelle?__twitter_impression=true

9. To @BillGates, 80% of health facilities in Tigray have been vandalized, looted or destroyed. Your @gatesfoundation has contributed to building some of those health facilities. 75% of private & public schools have been damaged beyond repair. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @EUatUN @USUN

10. 900k+ are in famine condition & 6.8 million plus in need of emergency aid, Ethiopia is destroying the remaining infrastructure in Tigray using fighter jets. Schools, hospitals & markets are being targeted. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @eucopresident @BillGateshttps://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/10/22/africa/ethiopia-airstrikes-tigray-friday-intl/index.html

#NoFlyZoneInTigray – October 21st and 22nd, 2021

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 1

1. Ethiopia launched another airstrike on Tigray, resulting in more civilian casualties. It’s critical that a #NoFlyZoneInTigray is enforced. International leaders must take action now! #TigrayGenocide @USNATO @davidcicilline @RepGusBilirakis @RepChuck https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

2. Tigray is being hit with airstrikes while the @UN announced it is cutting its presence in the region. When will you stop #TigrayGenocide? It’s time to enforce a #NoFlyZoneInTigray to save lives. @USNATO @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @UNGeneva https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP_Africa

3. Last week, Tigrayan healthcare workers protested Ethiopia’s deadly blockade. Today, for the 3rd time they faced airstrikes that took civilian lives. There must be a #NoFlyZoneInTigray. We need action! #TigrayGenocide @USNATO @StateDept @AmbassadorTai https://twitter.com/Sebawyan/status/1449385301076500484/video/1

4. It is clear that @AbiyAhmedAli’s intent is to terrorize Tigrayans by carrying out another airstrike this morning in Mekelle. It is critical that there is a #NoFlyZoneInTigray enforced. #TigrayGenocide @EU_Commission @StateDept @AmbassadorTai @USAmbNATO https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

5. Deliberate acts of violence on civilians violate international law. Aerial bombardments of civilians in Tigray are war crimes. It’s time to instate #NoFlyZoneInTigray. #TigrayGenocide @SecBlinken @IntlCrimCourt @KarimKhanQC @JuttaUrpilainen @UNOSAPG https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/new-airstrike-hits-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region/2021/10/20/d25cf06e-317f-11ec-8036-7db255bff176_story.html

6. .@AbiyAhmedAli & his allies are deliberately terrorizing civilians of Tigray via starvation & multiple aerial attacks. A #NoFlyZoneInTigray must be imposed & unfettered access to aid must be allowed. Tigray cannot wait! @EUCouncil @UNOCHA @IntlCrimCourt https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/other/air-strike-hits-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-second-time-this-week-tv/ar-AAPJVR4

7. Due to lack of medicine & destruction of hospitals, civilians injured by recent aerial attacks by the Ethiopian govt are unable to receive potentially life-saving aid. Instate #NoFlyZoneInTigray to save lives. @SecBlinken @PowerUSAID @AmbMKimani @UN https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/other/air-strike-hits-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-second-time-this-week-tv/ar-AAPJVR4

8. Emboldened by inaction, @AbiyAhmedAli’s forces are conducting new waves of airstrikes targeting Tigrayan civilians and civilian infrastructure. Per @POTUS’ executive order, the US must impose sanctions now! #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @WHCOS @USUN https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

9. The Ethiopian regime conducts new airstrikes. Meanwhile @UN is cutting its staff by half amidst the worst man-made famine. The @IntlCrimCourt must take action not abandon innocent civilians! @EUatUN @USUN @UNGeneva @franceonu @EUCouncil #NoFlyZoneInTigray https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

10. Since the onset of #TigrayGenocide, @AbiyAhmedAli’s forces indiscriminately shelled homes, hospitals, schools, & markets in Tigray urban areas. It continues unabated. #CallItAGenocide & sanction Ethiopia. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @StateDept @SecBlinken @POTUS https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/02/11/ethiopia-unlawful-shelling-tigray-urban-areas

11. #Eth Gov is conducting airstrikes in Tigray. One doctor reports, “The blast shattered the windows of Mekelle General Hospital, about one kilometre away, & damaged nearby homes…” Civilians are the targets. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @RussiaUN @_AfricanUnion @icpac_igad

12. ‘Why would the Ethiopian government attack its own city? Mekelle is an Ethiopian city,’ government spokesman Legesse Tulu asked.” The Ethio Gov is intentionally bombing civilians. The International Community must act NOW. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @G7 @JoeBiden

13. How many more innocent civilians must live in fear of their own govt reigning hellfire from the sky? Three airstrikes in two days by @AbiyAhmedAli. When will it stop? We need help! #Tigraygenocide #NoFlyZoneInTigray @USNATO @UKNATO @LindaT_G @NorwayUN https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

14. The Ethiopian Govt has carried out multiple airstrikes since waging war on Tigray in Nov 2020. Hundreds have been killed and injured. Being concerned is not enough. We must take action to save the lives of millions. #TigrayGenocide #NoFlyZoneInTigray @UN @USNATO @USUN @UKNATO

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 2

1. After Monday’s bombing of Mekelle, the Ethiopian gov. continued its airstrikes on civilians today, killing innocent people. This last resort measure must be stopped. #NoFlyZoneinTigray #TigrayGenocide @SecBlinken @USAmbUN @LindaT_G @POTUS @VP https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

2. Indiscriminately bombing a city of over 500k that is giving refuge to thousands of IDPs can only have one objective – destruction of Tigray & its people. The Int’l community must end #TigrayGenocide & must instate a #NoFlyZoneinTigray. @G7 @USNATO https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

3. Nearly a year into the #TigrayGenocide, the #Eth govt has resorted to bombing Tigray. For the 2nd time in 1 week Tigray’s capital has been bombed & civilians killed. This is a war crime & must be met with a deserving response. #NoFlyZoneinTigray @EP_President @StateDept @UN

4. Tigray has suffered countless acts of genocide for nearly a year. As people are starving to death without aid, they must now live in fear of being bombed by the Ethiopian govt. We need #NoFlyZoneInTigray. @ScottMorrisonMP @vonderleyen @TimmermansEU https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

5. The Ethiopian Govt is continuing to target civilians and infrastructure by indiscriminate bombing in Tigray. In this past week alone, there were two air strikes in Mekelle and one in Tembein. @BradSherman @RepAlGreen #NoFlyZoneinTigray #TigrayGenocide https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

6. It’s time world leaders officially recognize what is happening in Tigray for what it is, a Genocide. It’s time they cut bilateral and multilateral partnerships with the Ethiopian Govt. @JoeBiden @EUCouncil @USTradeRep @StateDept #NoFlyZoneInTigray https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/new-airstrike-hits-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region/2021/10/20/d25cf06e-317f-11ec-8036-7db255bff176_story.html

7. The Ethiopian govt has carried out multiple airstrikes on Tigray, targeting innocent civilians. Eyewitnesses say 3 children were killed. Many injured. Int’l leaders must impose an arms embargo. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @irishmissionun @EstoniaUN @VietNam_UN https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/africa/ethiopia-airstrikes-tigray-children-killed-un-intl/index.html

8. Nearly 1 year into the #TigrayGenocide & the Ethiopian govt is still bombing & starving innocent Tigrayans with no repercussions. It’s time the Intl community recognize this as a Genocide. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @UNOSAPG @MexOnu @IntlCrimCourt @StateDept http://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/top-stories/air-strike-hits-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-second-time-this-week-tv/ar-AAPJVR4

9. Tigray is under attack again this week. Airstrikes destroyed a factory, a hospital, and several homes. Civilians have been killed, including 3 children. Concerns are not enough, Tigray needs action! @USAID @LindaT_G @antonioguterres @mbachelet @UNOSAPG http://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/top-stories/air-strike-hits-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-second-time-this-week-tv/ar-AAPJVR4

10. Secretary-General of the @UN, @antonioguterres, evacuated his staff and called @AbiyAhmedAli before Mekelle was bombed. He is a promoter of the #TigrayGenocide and the US & EU need to take action and stabilize the region. @EU_Commission @SecBlinken @UNGeneva #NoFlyZoneInTigray

11. “The bombing of urban areas, however, reinforces the impression that Addis Ababa is willing to risk civilian lives in Tigray as part of its military efforts.” Ethiopia must be sanctioned. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @DeputySecState @UnderSecPD @UnderSecStateJ https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

12. In a region where the #Ethi Govt has imposed the worst man-made famine in recent history, it continues to exacerbate the plight of Tigrayans by conducting airstrikes on the civilian population. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @davidcicilline @RepGusBilirakis @SecBlinken

13. How long will it take before the Int’l community takes action to stop the atrocities being committed in Tigray? #AbiyAhmed has no intentions to stop the war that has caused the Horn of Africa into chaos and instability. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @USNATO @IntlCrimCourt @_AfricanUnion

14. .@AbiyAhmedAli is responsible for the crimes being committed in Tigray. Targeting civilians & residential quarters is a continuation of his efforts to weaken the Tigray and subjugate Tigrayans. He must be held accountable. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @IntlCrimCourt @UN

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 3

1. Civilians should never be targets, but recent Ethiopian Air Force air strikes are showing that all the casualties were civilians and infrastructure. #StopBombingTigray #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @JuttaUrpilainen @CharlesMichel @Birmo @HeikoMaas https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

2. Even as the humanitarian crisis is worsening, @AbiyAhmedAli is escalating the situation by bombing Tigray for the third time this week. #NoFlyZoneInTigray must be imposed. #TigrayGenocide @RaoufMazou @JanezLenarcic @EUSR_Weber @davidmcallister @HeikoMaas https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/air-strike-hits-capital-of-ethiopia-s-tigray-for-third-time-this-week/47042992

3. The @UN should reconsider its plans to reduce the number of staff on the ground in Tigray with new airstrikes in Mekelle resulting in more civilian casualties and a need for more humanitarian aid. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @KenyaMissionUN @EstoniaUN @VietNam_UN https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

4. “We have received five (wounded) people, four of them were employees of the factory and the 5th is a lady who lives near the factory,” a doctor told @Reuters. It’s clear that @AbiyAhmedAli’s intent is to continue to attack innocent civilians. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @Europarl_EN

5. .@AbiyAhmedAli was awarded the @NobelPrize then launched a genocidal war. Why has @NobelPeaceOslo failed to condemn the world’s worst humanitarian crisis? Your silence speaks volumes! #TigrayGenocide @torilrok @IntlPeaceBureau @IngvillBR @ReOxelstrom https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/opinions/tigray-ethiopia-call-to-action-sesay-ujiri-agbor-tabi-akinnagbe/index.html

6. Where is the outrage from the @NobelPeaceOslo after what @AbiyAhmedAli is doing to the Horn of Africa? It’s been nearly a year of hell on earth for Tigrayans. It’s time to condemn his genocidal war. @torilrok @IntlPeaceBureau @IngvillBR @ReOxelstrom https://twitter.com/ThomasVLinge/status/1450805533385056263/video/1

7. No food. No medicine. No banks. No electricity. No internet. Just bombs. Please pray for the ppl of Tigray, who are trapped in the world’s worst crisis. #TigrayGenocide @itscaitlinhd @GeorgeMonbiot @natasharothwell @thelauracoates @karenhunter @donlemonhttps://www.thestar.com/news/world/africa/2021/10/20/new-airstrike-hits-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region.html

8. The indiscriminate killing of Misgana (12), Abe (14), Medhani (9) was considered a successful act by the Ethiopian govt. The catastrophe in Tigray is abhorrent and must end now! @UNGeneva @vonderleyen @EmmanuelMacron #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/20/us-ethiopia-conflict-casualties

9. As the third airstrike hits Tigray, injuring and killing innocent civilians in the process this week it’s time the international community intervenes. Impose #NoFlyZoneInTigray & #StopBombingTigray. @ABlinken @BorisJohnson @JustinTrudeau @EUatUN @NATO https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

10. Ethiopia has used rape as a weapon of war, ethnic massacres & man-made famine to wipe out 7 million people in Tigray. But that wasn’t enough. This week they’re bombing them. This should be the world’s top story! #TigrayGenocide @quintabrunson @KarenAttiah https://t.co/BGytgo8qN5

11. Millions are living in famine due to Ethiopia’s inhumane blockade. Now, Nobel Peace Prize winner @AbiyAhmedAli indiscriminately bombs the same people he’s starving to death. Please amplify this! #TigrayGenocide @byrdinator @alexander_betts @KarenAttiah https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-new-air-strikes-hit-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region/?cmpid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

12. Tigray is today’s Rwanda. Months of ethnic cleansing, genocidal rape & man-made famine proves that Ethiopia is guilty of genocide! Rather then end the #TigrayGenocide the UN evacuates hundreds of its staff @mehdirhasan @abbydphillip @Yamiche @TiffanyDCross https://t.co/4FaXy3LszA

13. Ethiopia deliberately created the world’s worst famine in #Tigray & cut off access to medicine. Doctors have no way to aid the children who were just struck by Ethiopia’s air strikes. This is state terrorism. This is #TigrayGenocide @Yamiche @mehdirhasan https://t.co/3FwGOPzFaN

14. “In some towns in Tigray..hospitals can now only provide advice to patients.” The Ethiopian govt is indiscriminately bombing Tigrayans after completely destroying their healthcare system. #TigrayGenocide @MSuzman @trevormundel @ChrisJElias @CheikhOSeydi https://t.co/BkpIAwOd1k

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 4

1. Voicing alarm about a man-made famine isn’t enough. Voicing alarm about deadly air strikes isn’t enough. Voicing alarm is never enough when a genocide is happening. Act now! @USUN @irishmissionun @jensstoltenberg @USNATO #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP_Africa

2. The inaction of the Int’l community is giving the green light to Ethiopia to intensify the #TigrayGenocide. For the third time, @AbiyAhmedAli & his allies launched airstrikes targeting and killing civilians. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @VeraJourova @JosepBorrellF https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/18/africa/ethiopia-tigray-mekelle-airstrikes-intl/index.html

3. Emboldened by inaction of the @IntlCrimCourt, @AbiyAhmedAli’s forces continue to conduct airstrikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure. It’s time to impose #NoFlyZoneInTigray and stop #TigrayGenocide. @NorwayUN @JanezLenarcic @UNReliefChief https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

4. As per @POTUS’ executive order, the US must impose an arms embargo & #NoFlyZoneInTigray while officially recognizing #TigrayGenocide. NATO, ACT NOW! @UKNATO @NorwayNATO @BelgiumNATO @NLatNATO @jensstoltenberg @NATORomeroC @USNATO @USAmbNATO https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-new-air-strikes-hit-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region/?cmpid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

5. When will the Int’l community realize that inaction to live up to their obligation is costing grave human suffering. Impose #NoFlyZoneInTigray and bring @AbiyAhmedAli to justice! @IntlCrimCourt @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @_AfricanUnion https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-new-air-strikes-hit-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region/?cmpid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

6. We demanded justice after #TogogaMassacre & no tangible action was taken by the Int’l community. Yet again, @AbiyAhmedAli launched a deadly airstrike on civilians in Tigray. It’s beyond time to ACT! @UN @StateDept #NoFlyZoneInTigray #StopBombingTigray https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/africa/ethiopia-tigray-mekelle-airstrikes-intl/index.html

7. Ethiopia is bombing and killing Tigrayans by targeting civilian homes, hotels, and markets. The international community must act to save Tigrayans. Ethiopia must be sanctioned. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @HouseForeign @SenateForeign @SpeakerPelosi @SenBooker https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ethiopia-launches-new-air-strikes-in-tigray/ar-AAPJVKc

8. Mekelle, Tigray’s capital and home to over 500K+ people is bombarded by @AbiyAhmedAli for the third time in two days. This must be stopped. Impose #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @NATOCanada @GermanyNATO @USNATO https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

9. Tigrayans have been:???? Bombed???? Terrorized???? Starved???? Raped???? Extrajudicially killed???? Removed from their indigenous land???? Displaced ALL committed by the Ethiopian Govt.#NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide@SecBlinken @StateDepthttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ethiopia-launches-new-air-strikes-in-tigray/ar-AAPJVKc

10. Attacks on civilian infrastructure are war crimes and crimes against humanity. The @IntlCrimCourt must act now! Tigray has waited far too long! #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @VietNam_UN @VietNam_UN @UNGeneva @UNOSAPG https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

11. In addition to ravaging & starving Tigray, Abiy Ahmed’s bombing of Tigray is part of the genocidal campaign. The int’l must intervene. This is a genocide. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @EP_ForeignAff @JosepBorrellF @AmbMKimani @USAmbUN https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

12. At least 14 people were injured in the air attacks in Mekelle and 3 were in critical condition. Civilians must be protected! The int’l community has a responsibility to protect. #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @UNGeneva @mbachelet @antonioguterres https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/20/renewed-ethiopia-air-raids-tigray-capital-mekelle

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 5

1. Attacks directed against civilians, such as @AbiyAhmedAli’s cruel bombardment of Mekelle are crimes against humanity. It’s time to sanction Ethiopia! #TigrayGenocide #NoFlyZoneInTigray @SecBlinken @USAmbUN @StateDept @UnderSecStateP @UnderSecStateJ https://news.yahoo.com/capital-tigray-hit-ethiopia-airstrikes-172826995.html

2. Unless the Int’l community responds decisively & immediately, Abiy Ahmed’s regime will escalate its attacks & cont. this genocidal campaign. Thousands of lives are on the line. Inaction isn’t an option! @JustinTrudeau @EmmanuelMacron @JoeBiden #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide

3. The inaction of the @UN Security Council has EMBOLDENED Abiy Ahmed to continue committing war crimes. Your silence shows your complicity. #TigrayGenocide #NoFlyZoneInTigray @VietNam_UN @EstoniaUN @NorwayUN @Chinamission2un @IndiaUNNewYork @RussiaUN https://news.yahoo.com/capital-tigray-hit-ethiopia-airstrikes-172826995.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

4. “The blast shattered the windows of Mekelle General Hospital, about one kilometre away, and damaged nearby homes, said a doctor at the hospital. It had received five wounded people, he said.” #NoFlyZoneInTigray #TigrayGenocide @EUAmbUS @EUCouncil https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

5. The disregard for Int’l law by the Ethiopian Air Force (EAF) was unquestionable in the #TogogaMassacre. This overlook has emboldened the EAF to again terrorize Tigrayans this week. @IntlCrimCourt must place a #NoFlyZoneInTigray. #TigrayGenocide @EUAmbUS https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ethiopia-launches-new-air-strikes-in-tigray/ar-AAPJVKc

6. “Four of them were factory employees and the fifth one is a lady whose lives near the factory. Her house was destroyed by the air strike,” the doctor said.” @IntlCrimCourt must impose #NoFlyZoneInTigray to protect civilians. #TigrayGenocide @EU_Commission https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

7. Tigrayan civilians and markets have repeatedly been a target for the Ethiopian Air Force as demonstrated by their air campaign on Tigrayans 100’s of KM from the war front. A #NoFlyZoneInTigray must be enforced. @JosepBorrellF @DicarloRosemary @UN https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/africa/airstrikes-hit-mekelle-tigray-ethiopia-intl/index.html

8. The Ethiopian govt cannot make a distinction between Tigrayan civilians and military targets, evidenced by their recent airstrikes in Mekelle. It’s high time to implement a #NoFlyZoneInTigray. #TigrayGenocide @MexOnu @NorwayUN @irishmissionun @UKNATO https://www.reuters.com/article/ethiopia-conflict-un-idAFL1N2RG1XR

9. Ethiopian govt spokesman Legesse Tulu told the @AP the recent Mekelle airstrikes weren’t intended to hurt civilians, yet at least 14 people were injured and three were in critical condition. A #NoFlyZoneInTigray needs to be imposed. @UKUN_NewYork https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/new-airstrike-hits-capital-of-ethiopias-tigray-region/2021/10/20/d25cf06e-317f-11ec-8036-7db255bff176_story.html

10. The Ethiopian government’s additional rounds of airstrikes in Tigray today resulted in more civilian casualties & demonstrates their contempt for Tigrayans. A #NoFlyZoneInTigray must be imposed ASAP. #TigrayGenocide @NorwayNATO @BelgiumNATO @NLatNATO https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/capital-ethiopias-tigray-hit-by-air-strike-second-time-this-week-tv-2021-10-20/

11. Amid a famine in #Tigray, the Ethiopian government thinks airstrikes resulting in civilian casualties is a good idea. If a #NoFlyZoneInTigray is not imposed, more casualties and a worsening humanitarian situation will ensue. #TigrayGenocide @JanezLenarcic https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dw.com/en/ethiopia-new-airstrike-hits-tigrays-capital/a-59562369

12. Ethiopia’s airstrikes on #Tigray today followed civilian casualties (including three children killed) by airstrikes on Monday. Without a #NoFlyZoneInTigray imposed, airstrikes on civilians will continue. #TigrayGenocide @SecBlinken @USAmbUN @StateDept https://www.voanews.com/a/new-airstrikes-target-capital-of-ethiopia-s-tigray-region/6278079.html

13. The @UN should reconsider its plans to reduce the number of staff on the ground in Tigray with new airstrikes in Mekelle resulting in more civilian casualties and a need for more humanitarian aid. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @KenyaMissionUN @EstoniaUN @VietNam_UN https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

14. Ethiopia is deliberately starving, bombing, terrorizing, and systematically killing Tigrayans. It is time for the international community to act and hold Ethiopia accountable. #TigrayGenocide @RepGregoryMeeks @USAmbUN @SenSchumer @Ilhan @SenatorRisch https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ethiopia-launches-new-air-strikes-in-tigray/ar-AAPJVKc

#NoFlyZoneInTigray Pt. 6

1. Ethiopia is deliberately starving, bombing, terrorizing, and systematically killing Tigrayans. It is time for the international community to act and hold Ethiopia accountable. #TigrayGenocide @RepGregoryMeeks @USAmbUN pic.twitter.com/v8gdBIqHSQ

2. Ethiopia is bombing and killing Tigrayans by targeting civilian homes. hotels, and markets. The international community must act to save Tigrayans. @RepGregoryMeeks @HouseForeign @SenateForeign #NoFlyZoneInTigray pic.twitter.com/PCuiSjTGTZ

3. Tigrayan civilians are being bombed by Ethiopian forces. The US must act to save lives by implementing a #NoFlyZoneInTigray. @SenateForeign @HouseForeign @RepMaxineWaters @AmbassadorTai pic.twitter.com/r15kBZCS2g

4. On Monday, 3 children were killed in Tigray when the Ethiopian gov’t bombed civilians. Today, more bombs followed & killed more Tigrayans. It’s time to implement a #NoFlyZoneInTigray! @SenateForeign @HouseForeign pic.twitter.com/PCuiSjTGTZ

5. In the past 11 months, Tigrayans by the Ethiopian gov’t have been:
???? Bombed
???? Terrorized
???? Starved
???? Raped
???? Extrajudicially Killed
???? Removed from their indigenous land
???? Displaced #TigrayGenocide pic.twitter.com/FJ9DC8rPUW

6. The airstrikes on civilians in Tigray, at the hands of the Ethiopian Govt, is evidence of the intent for genocide. The international community must swiftly act before the Ethiopian government wipes out the Tigrayan population. #TigrayGenocide @USNATO @EP_President @EUatUN

7. Airstrikes hit Tigray for a third time this week. Civilian casualties’ continue to mount. This cruel act of targeting civilians is a violation of the Geneva Conventions. International actors must act NOW. #TigrayGenocide @LindaT_G @UKUN_NewYork @franceonu @UNGeneva

8. Among the wounded civilians, from the Ethiopian Govt’s airstrike on Tigray, are a pregnant mother, women & children. They are not targeting “rebel” forces, they are after civilians & civilian infrastructure. #StopBombingTigray @UNGeneva @EUCouncil https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

9. The Ethiopian Govt has launched air strikes on the capital of Tigray. This complete disregard for civilian lives is a reminder of the genocidal nature of this war. #StopBombingTigray @JustinTrudeau @EmmanuelMacron @ItalyatNATO @UKNATO @BelgiumNATO @G7 https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-83a7d47310dd4b0aa1e591228bc339cc

10. Multiple civilians have suffered severe injuries after today’s airstrike by the Ethiopian govt on Tigray. With many more civilians being rushed via ambulance, Mekelle’s Ayder Hospital is not fully equipped to treat and save innocent lives. #NoFlyZoneInTigray @LindaT_G @UNOSAPG

11. “The Airstrikes have caused fresh panic in a city under siege, where doctors and others have described running out of medicine and other basic needs” reported @AP. The Int’l community must step in before any more innocent civilians are injured! #NoflyzoneinTigray @NATOCanada

12. At what point will the @UN Security council open up its hearts & minds to the suffering in Tigray through real action? This is day 2 of airstrikes on Tigray, we need intervention! #Tigraygenocide #NoFlyZoneInTigray @UN @USNATO @USUN @UKNATO @irishmissionUN @LindaT_G @NorwayUN

#EUActNow – October 15th, 2021

#EUActNow Pt. 1

1. Hundreds of urgently needed aid convoys are getting blocked by the Ethiopian Govt. @AbiyAhmedAli will go to any extent to keep this engineered famine going. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine@davidmcallister @JosepBorrellF @EUSR_Weber @dreynders @Mariearenaps https://www.bbc.com/news/58681797

2. Approaching the anniversary of the #TigrayGenocide, the consequences are taking on disastrous proportions. Millions could die. #EUActNow – it’s time to sanction Ethiopia and #StopTigrayFamine!@vonderleyen @tomastobe @JanezLenarcic @SwissMFA@SpainMFAhttps://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-only-on-ap-famine-kenya-ef9fe79cc0cf35917fd190b6e9bd0f46

3. Keeping children in concentration camps is against any convention & must be stopped immediately. Those responsible must be held accountable! #EUActNow – you must sanction Ethiopia!#StopTigrayFamine @davidmcallister @trussliz @MFASerbia @HeikoMaashttps://www.salon.com/2021/09/25/eyewitness-accounts-video-confirm-reports-of-tigrayan-children-held-in-concentration-camp/

4. In July, the @UN reported that more than 400,000 people in Tigray are at risk of the worst famine in decades and 1.8 mil people are on the brink of survival. It’s only gotten worse! #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @BaerbelKofler @RegSprecher @EUCouncil https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/400000-people-ethiopias-tigray-face-famine-now-78640838

5. Hospitals have been inaccessible in Tigray: women give birth without assistance, people die of curable diseases and there are no vaccinations for babies.Tigray needs IMMEDIATE AID! #EUActNow to #StopTigrayFamine! @GudlaugurThor @DZalkalian @CzechMFAhttps://www.bbc.com/news/58681797

6. “In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved to death.” People are dying in the masses. What is the EU waiting for ⁉ #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine! @a_schallenberg @eliimets @simoncoveney @dfatirl @JY_LeDrian https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-only-on-ap-famine-kenya-ef9fe79cc0cf35917fd190b6e9bd0f46

7. “At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger.” The Ethiopian government is starving Tigrayans to death. #EUActNow to #StopTigrayFamine @Sophie_Wilmes @Haavisto @xhacka_olta @Christodulides @CzechMFA https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-only-on-ap-famine-kenya-ef9fe79cc0cf35917fd190b6e9bd0f46

8. “Months after crops were burned and communities stripped bare, a new kind of death has set in.” #EUActNow and airdrop much needed humanitarian aid to save millions of Tigrayan lives. #StopTigrayFamine @ebphilipp @JeppeKofod @JY_LeDrian @EvaristBartolo https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-only-on-ap-famine-kenya-ef9fe79cc0cf35917fd190b6e9bd0f46

#EUActNow Pt. 2

1. For almost a year, the Ethiopian and Eritrean genocidal regimes have imposed a blockade of humanitarian aid from entering Tigray. The Int’l community has a responsibility to #StopTigrayFamine. #EUActNow @edgarsrinkevics @DominiqueHasler @MFA_Lu @MFA_MNEhttps://www.dw.com/en/humanitarian-situation-worsens-in-ethiopias-tigray-region/a-59004740

2. .@ItalyMFA & @MarinaSereni always seem to say the worst thing at the worst time.Discussing “bilateral relations” with the Eritrean Govt, while Eritrean troops are mass-raping & massacring Tigrayans is SHAMEFUL! @TgLa7#EUActNow #StopTigrayFaminehttps://twitter.com/ItalyMFA/status/1446468357121773571

3. .@luigidimaio is doing nothing to restore @ItalyMFA’s reputation. Italy’s funding of $400K for @AbiyAhmedAli’s sham elections will always be a stain. As @JosepBorrellF said, those elections were not transparent! @aics_it #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine https://ambaddisabeba.esteri.it/ambasciata_addisabeba/en/ambasciata/news/dall_ambasciata/2021/06/comunicato-stampa-sostegno-italiano.html

4. There’s a structural erosion of institutions & stability in #Eth. EU’s resolution hinting at an Ethiopian-led national dialogue is impractical if not impossible. There must be a @UN or EU-led dialogue instead. @JosepBorrellF @ItalyMFA #StopTigrayFamine t.ly/ZYcc

5. The genocidal Ethiopian regime continues the siege & another wave of war on Tigray. @EU_Commission, @eu_eeas & @UN MUST impose economic sanctions & arms embargo on Ethiopia & Eritrea. We demand a UN-led independent investigation, only. #StopTigrayFamine t.ly/50zy

6. The @IntlCrimCourt must condemn Ethiopia’s handling of aid-delivery. @antonioguterres & @eu_echo should establish a working group that will operate directly in Tigray. #EUActNow – instate a direct air-bridge & ensure unfettered access.#StopTigrayFamine t.ly/3446

7. Hundreds of Tigrayan children are locked up in concentration camps but instead of denouncing the Ethiopian govt, @MarinaSereni is strengthening bilateral relations with Eritrea, one of the main actors of the #TigrayGenocide! @JosepBorrellF #EUActNow https://bit.ly/3mRkJGU

8. Millions of Tigrayans are in dire conditions and many are dying from Ethiopia’s man-made famine. EU must act immediately to end the blockade and recognize the #TigrayGenocide. #EUActNow@luigidimaio @JosepBorrellF @Mariearenaps @EUSR_Weber @FMCastaldo https://yhoo.it/3aDLzN2

9. The @UN reported that over 6M Tigrayans urgently need relief aid & 400K are in famine-like conditions. Barely 1/10 of required aid has reached Tigray due to @AbiyAhmedAli’s blockade. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @EamonGilmore @eu_echo @BelgiumUNGenevahttps://nyti.ms/3lIp2EW

#EUActNow Pt. 3

1. Tigray is experiencing famine because relief is intentionally blocked. Children are dying of starvation as famine conditions reach new extremes. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @AnzeLog @Haavisto @JY_LeDrian @DZalkaliani @simoncoveney @luigidimaio @ebphilipp https://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038858345/i-just-cry-dying-of-hunger-in-ethiopias-blockaded-tigray-region?t=1634235496721

2. Needs are mounting each minute, as the blockade is causing extreme human suffering in Tigray. Stop Ethiopia’s imposed blockade. #EUActNow – please!#StopTigrayFamine @AnnLinde @NikosDendias @JuttaUrpilainen @GudlaugurThor @simoncoveney @MFA_Lu @AnzeLog https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/editorial/the-irish-times-view-on-the-war-in-tigray-a-humanitarian-crisis-1.4700805

3. The Ethiopian govt is clearly not protecting Tigrayan civilians in Ethiopia. It is critical that humanitarian aid reaches ALL populations in need throughout Tigray. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @xhacka_olta @mubachfont @HeikoMaas @ebphilipp @Sophie_Wilmeshttps://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210923-silent-killing-starvation-stalks-ethiopia-s-tigray

4. The man-made #TigrayFamine is descending into a situation of catastrophe. Banks still remain closed, communications remain cut, humanitarian aid is still largely blocked. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine@grlicradman @Christodulides @HeikoMaas @NikosDendiashttps://www.npr.org/2021/09/23/1039987434/the-united-nations-warns-people-in-ethiopias-tigray-region-face-famine

5. The crisis in Tigray must be addressed as a matter of urgency. Ethiopia’s weaponization of food created a famine & extreme human suffering for nearly a year. Sanction Ethiopia now! #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @JeppeKofod @Haavisto @NikosDendias @trusslizhttps://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/9/20/22683836/tigray-ethiopia-hunger-famine-starvation-deaths-united-nations

6. Abiy Ahmed knows he can continue #TigrayGenocide & his manufactured famine until the int’l community stops him. The EU remains inactive to push for humanitarian aid to get into Tigray. Why?! #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @EU_Commission @NorwayMFAhttps://theconversation.com/the-war-in-tigray-the-makings-of-a-man-made-famine-and-what-can-be-done-165406

7. Tigrayans are starving in silence as Ethiopia prevents aid agencies from moving lifesaving food and medicine to the region. To avoid a full recurrence of the worst humanitarian crisis, the EU must act now! #StopTigrayFamine @AraratMirzoyan @Sophie_Wilmeshttps://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038858345/i-just-cry-dying-of-hunger-in-ethiopias-blockaded-tigray-region?t=1634235496721

8. Mothers in Ethiopia’s war-scarred Tigray region describe feeding leaves to their children in a desperate bid to keep them alive. What will it take for #EUActNow to #StopTigrayFamine? @gouvernementFR @francediplo @JY_LeDrian @davidmcallister @vonderleyen https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210923-silent-killing-starvation-stalks-ethiopia-s-tigray

9. No food, no medicine – there is a shortage of everything. This is a siege orchestrated by Ethiopia’s @AbiyAhmedAli and Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki to starve a region to death. #StopTigrayFamine #EUActNow @gouvernementFR @francediplo @TimmermansEU@tomastobe https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/world/africa/ethiopia-tigray-offensive.html?smid=tw-share

#EUActNow Pt. 4

1. “… it’s the worst food insecurity problem I’ve seen for many years now, possibly the worst since the terrible famine that took the lives of quarter of a million Somalis 10 years ago.” #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @francediplo @JY_LeDrian @eucopresidenthttps://www.rfi.fr/en/africa/20210607-we-must-stop-a-colossal-humanitarian-tragedy-in-tigray-un-warns-mark-lowcock-famine-ethiopia-eritrea-conflict

2. In July, @EmmanuelMacron tweeted the necessity of aid delivery to the people of Tigray. Yet everyday there are people dying because of this engineered famine. We ask that #EUActNow to #StopTigrayFamine. @Bujar_O @MAERomania @GvtMonaco @ignaziocassis https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/world/africa/ethiopia-tigray-offensive.html?smid=tw-share

3. Speaking at the genocide memorial in Rwanda @EmmanuelMacron said France “valued silence over examination of the truth”. Then why do it again in Ethiopia? #EUActNow and #StopTigrayFamine @gouvernementFR @francediplo @JY_LeDrian @davidmcallister @eu_eeas https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57270099

4. Each day of silence is a death sentence you condone in Tigray, as was done with Rwanda. France and the @EU_Commission cannot continue to be blind to #TigrayGenocide. #EUActNow and #StopTigrayFamine@JY_LeDrian @nestrangeiro_pt@CzechMFA @JakubKulhanekhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57270099

5. “Since the fighting broke out Tigray has suffered an increasingly restrictive blockade by government force”We are calling on the EU to take action to end this blockade. Sanction Ethiopia! #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine@CzechMFA @ItalyMFA @ministerBZ https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/10/09/ethiopia-is-deliberately-starving-its-own-citizens

6. .@EthioHRC is not an independent organization, therefore, a joint investigation will not be impartial nor credible. It is an institutional tool to cover up and whitewash atrocities in Tigray. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine@vonderleyen @JanezLenarcichttps://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2021/10/11/neither-impartial-nor-independent-the-joint-un-ehrc-human-rights-investigation-in-tigray

7. “All this reveals…that Abiy has 2 objectives in Tigray. The 1st is to starve the population either into subjugation or out of existence.” EU, sanction Ethiopia & Eritrea to lift this blockade. #EUActNow@nestrangeiro_pt @CzechMFA @franceonu @ItalyMFAhttps://www.cgdev.org/blog/how-destroy-country-does-ethiopia-have-future

8. “Every day that the blockade remains in place means more lives are lost.” Do you care that millions of lives could perish from your inaction? Sanction Ethiopia & Eritrea. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine@nestrangeiro_pt @CzechMFA @luigidimaio @JY_LeDrianhttps://www.refugeesinternational.org/reports/2021/10/6/100-days-of-blockade-in-tigray

9. The Ethiopian gov’t imposed a genocidal blockade on Tigray. Telephone, water, electricity – everything is cut off. Hundreds are dying daily with millions at the brink of starvation. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @eu_echo @NorwayMFA @JanezLenarcic @trussliz https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58420509

#EUActNow Pt. 5

1. “Ethiopia is deliberately starving its own citizens.” Through their scorched earth policy, Ethiopian+Eritrean troops created a famine. Now with the siege, millions could die. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @xhacka_olta @mubachfont @ebphilipp @MarosSefcovic https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/10/09/ethiopia-is-deliberately-starving-its-own-citizens

2. The Ethiopian government’s reputation for hiding famine is well earned and evident with the total siege of Tigray. Ethiopian govt must be sanctioned to lift this genocidal siege and save lives! #StopTigrayFamine #EUActNow @JY_LeDrian @ItalyMFA @CzechMFAhttps://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/ethiopias-sophisticated-campaign-to-withhold-food-fuel-and-other-aid-from-tigray

3. Ethiopian + Eritrean troops have weaponized rape, manufactured a famine, massacred, & destroyed essential infrastructure in Tigray. The EU must sanction Ethiopian and Eritrean officials to #StopTigrayFamine + hold perpetrators accountable! #EUActNow @JakubKulhanek @ItalyMFA

4. The Ethiopian govt imposed a deadly blockade on Tigray. Telephone, water, electricity has remained shut off for months. Millions may die of starvation. Do you value human life? #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine@nestrangeiro_pt @CzechMFA @ItalyMFA@JY_LeDrianhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58420509

5. Our Kunama + Irob indigenous vulnerable minorities of Tigray are in eminent threat during this ongoing #TigrayGenocide, deprived of BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS: food, medical, banking, electricity & telecom #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @DominiqueHasler @MFA_MNE https://cnn.it/3AOSiyR

6. #EUActNow & demand immediate humanitarian access into all of Tigray via the opening of humanitarian corridors and/or airdropping food into the region. @edgarsrinkevics @DominiqueHasler@GLandsbergis @MFA_Lu @EvaristBartolo@GvtMonaco @MFA_MNE @CzechMFAhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/world/africa/ethiopia-tigray-offensive.html?smid=tw-share

7. As the mass atrocities continue to worsen in Tigray, minorities are at increased existential threat. Time is of the essence for communities such as the Irob people, #EUActNow to #StopTigrayFamine @xhacka_olta@AraratMirzoyan @MFABulgaria @CzechMFA@JakubKulhanek @JeppeKofod

8. In Tigray, malnutrition rates are ~ 30% for children under the age of 5 & ~ 80% for pregnant + breastfeeding women. Numbers are anticipated to be much worse among the remote parts of Tigray. #EUActNow @SpainMFA @DmytroKuleba#StopTigrayFaminehttps://www.wsj.com/articles/u-n-warns-of-escalating-humanitarian-crisis-in-ethiopias-tigray-region-11633105224

9. Abiy Ahmed has repeatedly denied the famine in Tigray, all while blocking food/aid from entering.Ethiopia has made it clear that they don’t intend on ending the #TigrayGenocide. #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @DmytroKuleba@CzechMFA @BelgiumUNGenevahttps://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038858345/i-just-cry-dying-of-hunger-in-ethiopias-blockaded-tigray-region

10. Ethiopian & Eritrean troops have intentionally targeted women & children in Tigray. To support Abiy Ahmed is to support the mass rape committed against the women of Tigray. Sanction Ethiopia & Eritrea! #EUActNow @MFATurkey @SpainMFA @ItalyMFA @CzechMFAhttps://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

11. “Months after crops were burned and communities stripped bare, a new kind of death has set in.”Ethiopia is weaponizing hunger & starving millions in Tigray! #EUActNow #StopTigrayFamine @EamonGilmore @grlicradman @nestrangeiro_pt @JakubKulhanekhttps://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-only-on-ap-famine-kenya-ef9fe79cc0cf35917fd190b6e9bd0f46

12. Almost a year of Ethiopia blocking food and aid from entering Tigray. Civilians are dying daily of hunger. When will the international community act to #StopTigrayFamine? How many more innocent ppl must die? #EUActNow @grlicradman @RauZbigniew@dfatirl https://news.yahoo.com/report-150-starved-death-ethiopias-131358462.html

13. Since Nov 2020, the Ethiopian govt has systematically created a Genocide against the ppl of Tigray. From massacring civilians & whole villages to creating a man-made famine! #EUActNow before millions die! @AnnLinde @vestager @VDombrovskis @JosepBorrellFhttps://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/ethiopia-tigray-news-executions-rape-war-atrocities-genocide/

#UNStopFailingTigray – October 8th, 2021

#UNStopFailingTigray Pt. 1

1. It is clear that @MaureenAAchieng, @CNSozi & @ChiwaraLetty are not fit to represent the interest of women, especially those suffering from sexual violence. The @UN must intervene & replace them before matters get worse. @unwomenchief #UNStopFailingTigray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJKvslfV3lU

2. .@MaureenAAchieng had a scandalous discussion about her disinterest in Tigray & today she’s conducting damage control via @UNEthiopia. A person with such contempt for a whole region is not fit to lead. @UN must replace her. @USAmbUN #UNStopFailingTigrayhttps://twitter.com/UNEthiopia/status/1446145828620537859

3. As long as @CNSozi, @ChiwaraLetty & @MaureenAAchieng are members of the @UN, the org’s reputation will always be at stake.These women have been caught having malicious discussions that are only fueling #TigrayGenocide. #UNStopFailingTigray! @UNGenevahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJKvslfV3lU

4. #TigrayGenocide is being fueled by members of the @UN. Maureen Achieng, Letty Chiwara & Catherine Sozi do not have a genuine interest in serving rape survivors in Tigray. Replace them!@EU_Commission @NorwayUN @SwedenUN @unwomenchief #UNStopFailingTigrayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJKvslfV3lU

5. Women of the @UN mocked Tigrayan rape survivors in a conversation behind closed doors. How can the @UN let deranged women such as @CNSozi, @ChiwaraLetty & @MaureenAAchieng hold such positions? They must go!@UN_Women @endrapeinwar #UNStopFailingTigrayhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58167818

6. Rape & sexual violence have been used as a weapon of war to inflict lasting physical & psychological damage on the women of Tigray. And while @UNEthiopia knows this, they still fail survivors. #UNStopFailingTigray @EU_Commission @UNGeneva @WHO @UNOCHAhttps://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

7. The UN OIOS must investigate @MaureenAAchieng for breaching the standards of integrity expected of @UN staff! Maureen spoke with a propagator of anti-Tigrayan hate speech, and her remarks were hateful, conspiratorial & lacked impartiality. #UNStopFailingTigray @UNFPA

8. Does @PaulKagame know that @MaureenAAchieng of @UNEthiopia vilified Tigrayan migrants stranded in Saudi Arabia & spewed harmful conspiracy theories that Tigrayans wanted refuge in Rwanda since “guerrilla movements start from Rwanda”? #UNStopFailingTigrayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

#UNStopFailingTigray Pt. 2

1. After mocking the pain of Tigrayans, @MaureenAAchieng proclaimed with disdain that she’d never go back to “that region”, referring to Tigray. To control the fallout, @UNEthiopia sent her to Tigray. It’s performative & not enough! @UN #UNStopFailingTigray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

2. .@unwomenethiopia’s @ChiwaraLetty can be heard dismissing reports of weaponized rape in Tigray as “media hype.” How can she be trusted to deliver accountability & justice for thousands of Tigrayan survivors? #UNStopFailingTigray @MarisePayne @niinisto https://omnatigray.org/omna-tigray-leaked-audio-recording-of-tigray-meeting-on-weaponized-sgbv-held-by-the-ethiopian-country-offices-of-various-un-agencies/

3. In Tigray, weaponized rape has been inflicted on tens of thousands, who are cut off from medical care due to the ongoing siege. @UN must ACT NOW to support all survivors. @UN_Women @UNwomenWatch @antonioguterres#UNStopFailingTigray #TigrayGenocidehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/06/why-us-should-call-famine-violence-tigray-genocide/

4. .@UNmigration must IMMEDIATELY evaluate the dangerous words of its @IOMEthiopia Chief of Mission @MaureenAAchieng who describes groups as “dirty & vicious.” There must be no place for such hateful rhetoric at a @UN agency. @UN_HRC #UNStopFailingTigray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

5. .@IOMEthiopia’s @MaureenAAchieng shows a clear bias against Tigrayans, demonstrated by her lack of concern for Tigrayans in Saudi prisons. @UNmigration & @UN agencies must step up to ensure protection of Tigrayan migrants & refugees! #UNStopFailingTigray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

6. There is NO PLACE for people like @MaureenAAchieng, @CNSozi, @ChiwaraLetty, who deny and downplay weaponized rape at the @UN. A swift response is required from all stakeholders. @FinlandUN @AustraliaUN @EU_Commission @hickspeggy #UNStopFailingTigray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJKvslfV3lU

7. By putting @MaureenAAchieng & @ChiwaraLetty in charge of the safety of rape survivors, @UN & @UN_Women are putting thousands of those lives at risk. Survivors must be believed & supported, not gaslit! #UNStopFailingTigray @jantoresanner @AnnikaSaarikkohttps://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/12/africa/tigray-ethiopia-sexual-violence-amnesty-report-intl/index.html

8. In a leaked audio, @MaureenAAchieng allows an outsider to secretly record her employee & subordinate, without his knowledge or consent. This is a flagrant abuse of power and must be investigated by @IOMEthiopia and @UNmigration. @UN#UNStopFailingTigrayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

9. Leaked audio makes it clear that @MaureenAAchieng, @ChiwaraLetty, & @CNSozi are unfit to advocate & serve survivors of SGBV + those in famine. Their intent to undermine scale up & streamlining of humanitarian operations must be condemned. #UNStopFailingTigray @antonioguterres

#UNStopFailingTigray Pt. 3

1. Survivors need:

♦️to be heard

♦️to be believed

♦️to be supported

@UNEthiopia staff, incl. @ChiwaraLetty can be heard here downplaying & denying the extent of survivors’ suffering. @UNHumanRights @ECA_OFFICIAL @unwomenchief #UNStopFailingTigray https://omnatigray.org/omna-tigray-leaked-audio-recording-of-tigray-meeting-on-weaponized-sgbv-held-by-the-ethiopian-country-off

2. In a leaked audio, @MaureenAAchieng says she “wants to stay out of” an issue concerning Tigrayans.If she isn’t willing to do her job, why is she still a member of @IOMEthiopia? @UNmigration must take IMMEDIATE action! #UNStopFailingTigray @regner_asa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

3. In her eagerness to question the suffering of millions of Tigrayans in need of help, @MaureenAAchieng implicates several @UN & @UNMigration agencies. She is a danger to the people she serves, her colleagues & subordinates! #UNStopFailingTigray @StateDepthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

4. Leaving people like @MaureenAAchieng @CNSozi & @ChiwaraLetty in charge of the humanitarian response in Tigray endangers the lives of millions, given their demonstrated bias against Tigrayans. @UN & @UNMigration must act now! #UNStopFailingTigray @JapanMissionUN @unwomenafrica

5. “I can never go back to that region,” said @MaureenAAchieng. If she is unwilling to serve those suffering in Tigray, why is she Chief at @IOMEthiopia? @UN & @UNMigration must take action NOW! #UNStopFailingTigray @regner_asa @SimaBahous@abhatiaunwomenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

6. The @UN values integrity and impartiality in its conduct. @MaureenAAchieng describing groups as “vicious and dirty” violates the UN’s codes of conduct and tarnishes the entire organization. @UNDPPA @AmbMKimani @mbachelet @TimmermansEU #UNStopFailingTigrayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoRMFkDHZQ

7. .@unwomenethiopia, @IOMEthiopia & @UNEthiopia spread serious violations of @UN’s respective agencies’ core values. Their vitriol against Tigray as it faces famine, mass arrest & weaponized rape must be investigated! #UNStopFailingTigray @UNReliefChiefhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/30/ethiopia-tigray-united-nations-famine/

8. In a leaked audio, @MaureenAAchieng mocks Tigrayans languishing in Saudi prisons and calls Tigrayans advocating for their safe repatriation “dirty & vicious.” Survivors must be protected, not villainized! #StopFailingTigray @UNmigration @UNHumanRights https://youtu.be/VIoRMFkDHZQ

9. Per @MaureenAAchieng, the @UNEthiopia twitter account is being used by @CNSozi to undermine reports from @UN and reflect the views of the individuals in Addis. Ethiopian gov’t has weaponized such statements to restrict aid + prolong #TigrayFamine. @USAID https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rExWe7l42UI

#UNStopFailingTigray Pt. 4

1. In a four-page memo signed by @ASteiner and sent to @antonioguterres, the @UNDP failed Tigray by justifying Ethiopia’s position in the war while Tigrayans faced mass atrocities at the hands of Ethiopian, Eritrean, & Amhara forces. #UNStopFailingTigray https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/09/ethiopia-tigray-conflict-united-nations-undp-memo-atrocities-ethnic-cleansing-allegations/

2. In a confidential memo, the @UNDP justified the collective punishment of Tigrayans & set the tone for @UN’s disastrous policy regarding Tigray. Tigrayans deserve accountability, justice, & access to resources and humanitarian aid. #UNStopFailingTigray https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/09/ethiopia-tigray-conflict-united-nations-undp-memo-atrocities-ethnic-cleansing-allegations/

3. A @UNDP memo “urges donor states to focus more on development & humanitarian goals & less on reprimanding the Ethiopian government over its human rights record & especially the excesses committed during the conflict.“ #UNStopFailingTigray #TigrayGenocide https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/09/ethiopia-tigray-conflict-united-nations-undp-memo-atrocities-ethnic-cleansing-allegations/

4. A memo by @ASteiner and @ahunnaeziakonwa “provides a largely sympathetic account of Ethiopia’s role in the crisis, echoing government talking points”. @UNDP must hold the Ethiopian Gov’t, a belligerent to the conflict, accountable. #UNStopFailingTigray https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/09/ethiopia-tigray-conflict-united-nations-undp-memo-atrocities-ethnic-cleansing-allegations/

5. Instead of advocating to protect Tigrayans from the Ethiopian gov’t & its forces who tortured, raped, killed + bombed Tigrayans, @ahunnaeziakonwa & @ASteiner justified the actions of the Ethiopian gov’t, a belligerent to the conflict. #UNStopFailingTigray https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/09/ethiopia-tigray-conflict-united-nations-undp-memo-atrocities-ethnic-cleansing-allegations/

#TigrayCantWait – October 1st

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 1

1. The Abiy administration has imposed a deadly siege on Tigray, blocking the delivery of desperately needed food, non-food and medical supplies into the region. We need action TODAY to end this deadly siege! #TigrayCantWait @JosepBorrellF @antonioguterres https://www.bbc.com/news/58681797

2. The complete suspension of services like banking, transportation & communication is severely obstructing humanitarian responses to the famine in Tigray. We call for the immediate restoration of all services! @irishmissionun @EstoniaUN @LindaT_G #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide

3. .@UN agencies have stated that 100 trucks of supplies need to enter Tigray every day. Since July, only 466 trucks have entered Tigray, less than 10% of the supplies required. Lift the siege on Tigray. @UN ACT NOW! @franceonu @NorwayUN #TigrayCantWait https://www.bbc.com/news/58681797

4. In Tigray
•6.8 million are in need of emergency food aid
•900,000 are in famine
•1.8 million are on the brink of famine
•100,000 children are at risk of death from starvation.
Immediate action is required to save millions @UN @LindaT_G #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide

5. .@UNOCHA has made clear that the lack of fuel, as well as drivers’ fears for their security are major impediments to aid delivery. Ethiopia must immediately provide unhindered and safe access to humanitarian orgs. @SecBlinken @HouseForeign #TigrayCantWait https://www.bbc.com/news/58681797

6. The expulsion of 7 @UNEthiopia officials shows that the Abiy Ahmed admin refuses to abide by Int’l law. Donor states must take decisive action to pressure the Ethiopian & Eritrean govts to end the deadly siege. @SecBlinken @StateDept #TigrayCantWait https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/30/ethiopia-tigray-united-nations-famine/

7. The siege on Tigray means the population has been cut off from electricity, banking, transportation, communication, food aid, medicine, fuel & cash supplies. Millions are at risk of death without immediate intervention. @StateDept @USAID #TigrayCantWait https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/silent-killing-starvation-stalks-ethiopia-s-tigray/ar-AAOJuHD

8. “The UN estimates that 200,000 litres of fuel are needed each week, and says that since 12 July, only 300,000 litres have reached Tigray.” The Ethiopian govt must lift the siege on Tigray immediately. @UN @VietNam_UN @SenateForeign #TigrayCantWait https://www.bbc.com/news/58681797

9. Banks have remained closed. Telecommunication has been blocked. Fuel, water, medicine, & electricity have been cut off & aid has been hindered from reaching starving Tigrayans. Enough is enough! @UN Act Now. #TigrayCantWait @GermanyUN @UNGeneva @UNOSAPG https://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038858345/i-just-cry-dying-of-hunger-in-ethiopias-blockaded-tigray-region

10. “People’s skin color was beginning to change due to hunger; they looked emaciated with protruding skeletal bones,”..”If no urgent solution is found, we will lose many people due to hunger.” the aid group wrote. @POTUS – please take action. #TigrayCantWait https://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038858345/i-just-cry-dying-of-hunger-in-ethiopias-blockaded-tigray-region

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 2

1. The international community must do everything in its power to end the suffering in Tigray. The imposed siege is only exacerbating the manufactured famine. Children are starving. #TigrayCantWait @JoeBiden please act now. #TigrayGenocide @StateDept https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-only-on-ap-famine-kenya-ef9fe79cc0cf35917fd190b6e9bd0f46

2. Tigray is in a complete siege as medication & emergency food stocks run out. Families of patients are standing by helplessly, having to watch their loved ones die of starvation. @UN ACT NOW! @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @SVG_UN #TigrayCantWait https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/23/tigray-mothers-share-shocking-accounts-of-dire-famine-conditions

3. Children are intentionally being starved in Tigray while the region remains under siege. @POTUS – it’s critical that you take action before it’s too late. All telecommunications, internet & electricity must be restored. #TigrayCantWait @StateDeptPM @WFP https://apnews.com/article/africa-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-09aee651e187b40365c5e377bd90ccb1

4. The Ethiopian govt has consistently shown that it is committing a genocide on the people of Tigray. From weaponized rape and starvation, massacres, and humantarian aid blockades. Now, the expulsion of @UN officials. When will the world act? @USAmbUN https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/30/ethiopia-tigray-united-nations-famine/

5. With Ethiopia kicking out @UN officials, the UNSC should take action. Children are dying, missing essential vaccinations, mothers can’t feed their babies. The siege imposed on Tigray is silently killing hundreds daily. #TigrayCantWait @EstoniaUN @USUN https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ethiopia-kicks-out-7-united-nations-officials-amid-pressure-deadly-n1280461

6. Ethiopia has blocked aid for months & in a time where Tigray is facing famine, it has expelled key @UN officials. UNSC’s continuous hesitation & ineffective handling of aid blockade has resulted in Tigray famine. #TigrayCantWait @EUatUN @StateDept @MexOnu https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-only-on-ap-famine-kenya-ef9fe79cc0cf35917fd190b6e9bd0f46

7. The expulsion of UN officials is a clear message that Ethiopia will continue to break int’l law knowing it will face no consequences at the hands of UNSC.@UN @StateDept @EU_Commission @USUNSpox must swiftly respond with economic sanctions. #TigrayCantWait https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/ethiopia-kicks-out-7-united-nations-officials-amid-pressure-on-blockade

8. “So people have been eating roots and flowers and plants instead of a normal steady meal,” he said. “The lack of food will mean that people will start to die.” Tigrayans are dying of a man-made famine. @UN Act Now. #TigrayCantWait @ItalyUN_NY @UnKenya https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ethiopia-crisis-stain-our-conscience-u-n-says-thousands-face-n1280299

9. It’s been 11 months of weaponized rape & starvation amidst the ongoing #TigrayGenocide enacted by the Ethiopian regime. The @UN Security Council must take concrete actions to save lives! #TigrayCantWait @irishmissionun @UKUN_NewYork @USUN @unwomenchief https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/silent-killing-starvation-stalks-ethiopia-s-tigray/ar-AAOJuHD

10. 1.8 mill Tigrayans face famine under a blockade. The latest expulsion of UN workers from Ethiopia should signal to the intl comm that Abiy Ahmed is hellbent on continuing the #TigrayGenocide. End the impunity & act! #TigrayCantWait @paytonknopf @LindaT_G https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/30/ethiopia-tigray-united-nations-famine/

11. The Ethiopian regime is impeding the delivery of food aid & medical supplies from entering Tigray. The international community must act now to save the lives of millions impacted by Abiy Ahmed’s engineered starvation! #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide @PowerUSAID @JosepBorrellF

12. Although @antonioguterres was ‘shocked’ by the news of Ethiopia’s decision to expel senior UN officials, this obviously aligns with @AbiyAhmedAli’s ongoing genocide + coverup. @UN must recognize the genocidal campaign waged against Tigray! #TigrayCantWait https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-expels-seven-senior-un-145926931.html

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 3

1. Amid the man-made famine, the Ethiopian govt has imposed a total siege of Tigray. Millions will be at risk of starvation. Basic services need to be restored immediately. @UN must ACT NOW! #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide @NRC_Norway @VietNam_UN @LindaT_G https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/ethiopia-kicks-out-7-united-nations-officials-amid-pressure-on-blockade

2. The idle Int’l community has emboldened the Ethiopian govt to completely cut-off Tigray as 900K+ people starve. The expulsion of @UN officials at this critical time requires immediate action against Ethiopia! #TigrayCantWait @VP @POTUS @USUN @ChrisCoons https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/30/ethiopia-tigray-united-nations-famine/

3. “In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved to death.” Ethiopia is starving Tigray by imposing a blockade. ACT NOW before millions perish. #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide @EstoniaUN @VietNam_UN @Niger_ONU https://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1038858345/i-just-cry-dying-of-hunger-in-ethiopias-blockaded-tigray-region

4. It is the duty of the international community to intervene when a genocide is taking place. It is your Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Millions will die if you refuse to act today. #TigrayCantWait #CallItAGenocide @UN_HRC @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

5. “Forced starvation is the latest chapter in a conflict where ethnic Tigrayans have been massacred, gang-raped and expelled.” The Int’l community MUST save millions of children from starvation!#TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide @JakeSullivan46 @AmbassadorRice https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-only-on-ap-famine-kenya-ef9fe79cc0cf35917fd190b6e9bd0f46

6. “Detention and killing of Tigrayans bears the hallmarks of genocide as defined by international law.” The man-made famine is just one of the many atrocities @AbiyAhmedAli is committing to wipeout Tigrayans! #CallItAGenocide #TigrayCantWait @SecBlinken https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/05/africa/ethiopia-tigray-humera-sudan-bodies-cmd-intl/index.html

7. .@UN called it a “de facto aid blockade” but has barely done anything to avert the famine. When will global leaders step in to relieve human suffering? Children are dying. Ethiopia & Eritrea must be sanctioned. #TigrayCantWait @KenyaMissionUN @USAmbUN pic.twitter.com/XBH5E7Hh2p

8. How much longer will Ethiopia & Eritrea be enabled by the @UN to break international law? Appointed leaders must exercise their responsibility to protect civilians and uphold key values. #CallItAGenocide #TigrayCantWait @UnderSecStateP @UnderSecPD https://www.un.org/en/chronicle/article/responsibility-protect