Monday 02/14/2022

#AUEUSummit Pt. 1

1. Ethiopia should be condemning ethnic profiling, internments & killings of Tigrayans, but instead @PMEthiopia is encouraging it. The Int’l community must hold him accountable for #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @_AfricanUnion @vonderleyen @JosepBorrellF https://garoweonline.com/en/world/africa/abiy-ahmed-calling-on-africa-to-turn-blind-eye-on-tigray-genocide-getachew-reda

2. The Int’l community has failed to stop the siege on Tigray imposed by @PMEthiopia. His countless attacks on millions by the use of drones, hate speech + a communications blackout is destroying lives. #AUEUSummit take action! @EUtoAU @NorwayAU @PaulKagame https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jan/13/warning-fuel-and-food-stocks-hellish-tigray-reels-from-airstrikes

3. Blocking humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable is a violation of Int’l law. We challenge leaders to use the #AUEUSummit to find solutions. It’s time for meaningful action to save lives. #TigrayGenocide @NathalieLoiseau @davidmcallister @tomastobe https://www.dw.com/en/ethiopia-at-crossroads-as-drone-attacks-worsen-tigray-crisis/a-60418585

4. Millions of Tigrayans are in desperate need of humanitarian aid but NGOs are denied access. It is an insult + a waste of time to voice concerns but not take appropriate action to stop #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @JosepBorrellF @UNGeneva @EUSR_Weber https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/01/1109802

5. Protection and unhindered humanitarian access to the most vulnerable in Tigray must be granted. Int’l leaders must make this matter a top priority at the #AUEUSummit. #TigrayGenocide @IDiplomatico @vonderleyen @VeraJourova @ABaerbock @DanishMFA @GreeceMFA https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/01/1109802

6. Abiy Ahmed’s deliberate policy of weaponizing hunger, is a violation of int’l human rights law and contradicts the values of the #AUEUSummit. His participation must be condemned. #TigrayGenocide @Mariearenaps @BelgiumUN @AUC_MoussaFaki @EU_Commission https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/world/africa/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-nobel-war.html

7. “As we often say, we support ‘African solutions to African problems’. It is urgent, now, to find these solutions.’” -@JosepBorrellF So when will the @_AfricanUnion be held responsible to actually find a solution? #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide @UN_HRC https://clubofmozambique.com/news/eu-concern-over-ethiopia-war-crime-reports-182184/

8. The @_AfricanUnion is failing the Horn of Africa. “Neither he [@PMEthiopia] nor the other leaders made any mention of his tactics, which include starving into submission the 5 mil people of Tigray..”#AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide @eu_echo @EU_Commission https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/02/12/the-african-union-is-less-effective-at-20-than-it-was-at-two

9. How can the @_AfricanUnion continue to allow Africans to be profiled, tortured, and just vanish into concentration camps? Will these leaders finally provide solutions at the #AUEUSummit? @AUC_MoussaFaki @PaulKagame @ChristelSassou @EUtoAU @EU_Commission https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-they-just-vanished-tigrayans-disappear-for-months-in-secret-ethiopian/

10. Food, aid, & medical supplies have been blocked from entering Tigray by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces, as well as Afar forces. The #AUEUSummit must pressure Ethiopia to allow aid to all parts of Tigray. @jlprdeangola @PatriceTalonPR @UK_AfricanUnion https://news.yahoo.com/aid-operations-tigray-largely-reduced-200438734.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

11. After alternating between silence & empty warnings over #TigrayGenocide, int’l leaders appear to be siding with perpetrators instead of victims. The fascists are emboldened & ethnic cleansing is escalating in parts of Tigray. #AUEUSummit @EU_Commission https://omnatigray.org/situation-report-february-2022/

12. The #AUEUSummit must prioritize humanity. Tigray is being denied basic services. AU and EU leaders must push for unfettered access of food + aid, restoration of telecommunications + banking services across Tigray. @AUChair2020 @AmbMuchanga @JosefaSacko https://www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252

13. “More than 300 civilians have been killed by drone and airstrikes since last September, including more than 100 since the start of this year.” Hold drone suppliers accountable! #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide #AbiytoICC @EstoniaUN @franceonu @GermanyUN https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/interactive/2022/ethiopia-tigray-dedebit-drone-strike/

14. Ethiopia’s use of Turkish made drones is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Tigray and further destabilizing the Horn. Hold arms dealers accountable to promote peace and stability. #AUEUSummit #AbiytoICC @jlprdeangola @PatriceTalonPR @OfficialMasisi https://english.alaraby.co.uk/analysis/bayraktar-tb2-rise-turkeys-drone-industry?amp

#AUEUSummit Pt. 2

1. UNOCHA reports that, “1,339 trucks have entered the Tigray region from Semera since July 12, and this “represents about 9% … of the humanitarian needs in Tigray.” Ethiopia should be sanctioned for aid blockade. @luigidimaio @ItalyMFA #AUEUSummit https://news.yahoo.com/aid-operations-tigray-largely-reduced-200438734.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

2. Ethiopia committed mass killings, sexual violence and military targeting of civilians. The #AUEUSummit must call out Ethiopia’s barbaric crimes against humanity. This is unacceptable. #TigrayGenocide @JanezLenarcic @DonaldKaberuka @AraratMirzoyan @trussliz https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/feb/08/ethiopia-human-rights-abuses-possible-war-crimes-tigray

3. The @_AfricanUnion + African members of the @UN Security Council are failing Tigray. The #AUEUSummit must be used to take matters in Tigray seriously and provide solutions. #TigrayGenocide @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @vonderleyen @eucopresident https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/01/28/Ethiopia-Tigray-hunger/4931643388494/

4. The @AfricanUnion must stop the Genocidal war that Abiy Ahmed has waged on Tigray. How can African leaders stand by and praise him while he is killing his own people + making a mockery of Pan Africanism? #AUEUSummit @AUC_PAPS @CyrilRamaphosa @UNOAU https://garoweonline.com/en/world/africa/abiy-ahmed-calling-on-africa-to-turn-blind-eye-on-tigray-genocide-getachew-reda

5. An objective of the @_AfricanUnion is to “promote the unity & solidarity of the African States” and instead they’ve escalated tensions in the Horn of Africa. The AU must be held accountable for its role in #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @AUC_MoussaFaki @PaulKagame @EU_Commission

6. The #AUEUSummit must include a meaningful discussion on #TigrayGenocide. The systematic destruction carried out by invading Eritrean & Ethiopian troops has collapsed the health system. @eucopresident @JuttaUrpilainen @vestager @EamonGilmore @dreynders https://www.ethiopia-insight.com/2022/01/26/data-shows-siege-and-destruction-of-health-system-are-causing-preventable-deaths-in-tigray/

7. .@PMEthiopia demonstrates his disdain for Tigrayans by denying humanitarian access to the people of Tigray. The @_AfricanUnion must not allow this type of authority to spoil the Horn of Africa. @OfficialMasisi @GeneralNeva @HeikoMaas https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/7/1/ethiopia-is-falling-apart-but-abiy-still-has-a-choice

8. Ethiopia’s use of drones in its war with the Tigray region has recently killed more than 300 civilians. @EUCouncil should hold drone suppliers accountable for their role in #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @magdalenaeandersson @charlesmichel @vonderleyen https://www.politico.eu/article/evidence-civilian-bombing-ethiopia-turkish-drone/

9. Turkey could be held directly liable if drone strikes against civilians are consistent. Int’l leaders must be prepared to share tools and solutions to assure stability and security. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide @ministerBZ @FinlandUN @UK_AfricanUnion https://www.politico.eu/article/evidence-civilian-bombing-ethiopia-turkish-drone/

10. Ethiopia’s use of drones has caused increased destruction in Tigray & has recently left hundreds dead. Turkey must be held accountable for its role in #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @yokabrandt @simoncoveney @VDombrovskis @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova https://www.politico.eu/article/evidence-civilian-bombing-ethiopia-turkish-drone/

11. Per @UNOCHA, the de-facto blockade of Tigray has prevented delivery of aid to millions facing famine. As major donors, EU members must enforce humanitarian aid delivery. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide #AbiytoICC @MFAofArmenia @MFA_Austria @MFABulgaria https://news.yahoo.com/aid-operations-tigray-largely-reduced-200438734.html

12. “The @_AfricanUnion is less effective at 20 than it was at two.” If int’l leaders are truly ‘concerned’ about Tigray, then the #AUEUSummit must be used to properly discuss matters. The AU needs to have solutions to save Tigray. @EUCouncil @StateDept https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/02/12/the-african-union-is-less-effective-at-20-than-it-was-at-two

13. “The Ethiopian govt’s systematic blocking of humanitarian trucks and fuel from entering Tigray exacerbates the famine in Tigray as partners cannot distribute supplies to those in need.” Hold @PMEthiopia accountable. @EUCouncil #TigrayGenocide #AUEUSummit https://omnatigray.org/situation-report-february-2022/

14. The @_AfricanUnion and @igadsecretariat have only proven to be working with @PMEthiopia to starve the people of Tigray. @AUC_MoussaFaki & @DrWorkneh must take proper action to stop #TigrayGenocide. #AUEUSummit @EU_Commission @EUSR_Weber @vestager @EUtoAU https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/extreme-lack-food-ethiopias-tigray-82528521

#AUEUSummit Pt. 3

1. EU and AU members must verify the withdrawal of Eritrean forces to ensure the stability and security of Ethiopia + the Horn of Africa. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide #AbiytoICC @rochkaborepf @GeneralNeva @ItalyUN_NY @mohamedbazoum @ProfSarahAgbor https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

2. Per @UNOCHA, the de-facto blockade of Tigray has prevented delivery of aid to millions facing famine. As major donors, EU members must enforce humanitarian aid delivery. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide #AbiytoICC @MFAofArmenia @MFA_Austria @MFABulgaria https://news.yahoo.com/aid-operations-tigray-largely-reduced-200438734.html

3. Last July, @JanezLenarcic reported on how the siege prevented aid workers from entering Tigray, and that the growing atrocities may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Will the #AUEUSummit bring #AbiytoICC? @Europarl_EN @Bankole_Adeoye https://euobserver.com/world/152370

4. A year ago, the EU began taking measures to pressure Ethiopia to allow humanitarian access into Tigray. However, the cruel siege has only intensified. Abiy Ahmed must be held accountable. #AUEUSummit #TigrayGenocide @MAECgob #AbiytoICC @AlsisiOfficial https://sputniknews.com/20210116/european-union-suspends-budget-support-for-ethiopia-as-tigray-crisis-deepens-1081787849.html

5. The use of weaponized rape and starvation + the siege on Tigray has been used to eradicate Tigrayans from Ethiopia. @AbiyAhmedAli must be brought to @IntlCrimCourt NOT rewarded with financial support. #AbiytoICC @sanchezcastejon @berndlange @BWoodward_UN https://www.aljazeera.com/where/ethiopia/

6. Aid agencies have been unable to establish and scale-up a response that meets international standards.” Int’l leaders must bring #AbiytoICC and NOT consider financially supporting Ethiopia. #AUEUSummit @dfatirl @ministerBZ @MinPres @NDeRiviere @MSZ_RP https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/11/09/ethiopia-blocking-tigray-aid-harms-rape-survivors

7. .@EU_Commission should listen to the stories of the victims of #TigrayGenocide and stand by them, not by @PMEthiopia. He’s a perpetrator of these crimes against humanity. #AbiytoICC #AUEUSummit @SpainMFA @LinhartBMEIA @MFA_Austria @JakubKulhanek https://www.tghat.com/2022/01/04/ayder-doctors-and-health-professionals-hoping-against-hope/

8. .@AbiyAhmedAli must be held responsible for #TigrayGenocide + his economic mismanagement of Ethiopia. The last thing the EU should do is lend financial support while he denies basic aid to his own citizens. #AUEUSummit #AbiytoICC @EUSR_Weber @vestager https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/extreme-lack-food-ethiopias-tigray-82528521

9. .@AbiyAhmedAli looks to the EU for funding, but meanwhile he is using food as warfare + denying bank services in Tigray. Demand that he open ALL humanitarian corridors + give Tigrayans back their hard-earned money. #AUEUSummit @EU_Commission @EUtoAU https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/8/dozens-killed-in-ethiopian-air-strike-on-idp-camp-in-tigray

10. As Tigray struggles with the effects of a man-made famine, @PMEthiopia has only shown that he will continue to threaten Tigray with a siege and armed drones. Peace cannot be achieved if the EU financially supports his regime. #AUEUSummit @ItalyUN_NY https://www.stripes.com/theaters/africa/2022-02-13/how-ethiopia-used-turkish-drone-that-killed-nearly-60-civilians-5005371.html

11. The Ethiopian govt is committing warfare on Tigrayans by performing airstrikes on civilian infrastructures, blocking food + denying Tigrayans from accessing their bank accounts. @PMEthiopia is guilty of genocide. #AUEUSummit @vonderleyen @_AfricanUnion https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59921355

12. Why would the EU consider lending money to @AbiyAhmedAli while he sabotages Ethiopia’s economic growth? Int’l leaders should be focused on humanitarian access to Tigray + sending #AbiytoICC in order to achieve peace. @EUCouncilPress @eu_echo #AUEUSummit https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/world/africa/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-nobel-war.html

13. The failure of the international community to protect Tigray from Ethiopia’s genocidal campaign is a black mark in world peacekeeping operations. The EU should put an end to this injustice + carry out the values of #AUEUSummit. @MarosSefcovic @JY_LeDrian @GermanyDiplo

14. .@PMEthiopia’s denial of humanitarian access to Tigray shows that he does not consider Tigrayans as valued citizens. Int’l leaders must discuss measures to have him report to the @IntlCrimCourt. #AbiytoICC #AUEUSummit @DanishMFA @PolandMFA @HeikoMaas https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/02/12/the-african-union-is-less-effective-at-20-than-it-was-at-two

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Friday 2/4/2022

#StopDroneAttacks Pt. 1

1. The sexual violence perpetrated against women and girls in Tigray by Ethiopian & Eritrean forces is “shocking in its scale and level of brutality.” The psychological damage has left victims in fear. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @unwomenchief @unicefchief https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

2. Ethiopia is supposed to protect its citizens, but instead Abiy Ahmed and his expansionist Amhara elites have given Eritrea their blessing to run a brutal military campaign against Tigray. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @AustriaUN @SpainMFA @SwedenUN @swiss_un https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

3. The Eritrean army continues to massacre civilians, loot/destroy public infrastructures and use sexual violence as a tool of war in Tigray. The first step towards peace is to #WithdrawEritreanTroops. @SecBlinken @jakejsullivan @ChrisCoons @StateDeptSpox https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

4. Eritrean soldiers have committed horrific atrocities in Tigray, such as gang-rape, massacres, looting of hospitals and blocking much-needed aid. Failing to #WithdrawEritreanTroops will only increase the suffering of Tigrayans. @UN_HRC @UNDP @UNOSAPG https://nypost.com/2021/05/28/our-season-eritrean-troops-kill-rape-loot-in-tigray/

5. “An Eritrean artillery bombardment lasting about 13 hours killed 150 people in Tirhas Fishaye’s village …” Eritrean troops have carried out egregious massacres in Tigray. They must be held accountable. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @MexOnu @NorwayUN @USUN https://apnews.com/article/only-on-ap-eritrea-africa-religion-9fe9140b76da946e4fa65095a1d5b04f

6. “Tigrayans interviewed by @AP insisted there can be no peace unless the Eritreans leave. They see the Eritreans’ menace everywhere: the sacked homes, the murdered sons, the violated daughters…vandalized hospitals.” #WithdrawEritreanTroops @VP @POTUS https://apnews.com/article/only-on-ap-eritrea-africa-religion-9fe9140b76da946e4fa65095a1d5b04f

7. A rape survivor reported that she was abducted by eight Eritrean soldiers and held captive for two weeks. Immediate action must be taken to ensure all parts of Tigray are free of invading forces. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @Lacroix_UN @DicarloRosemary https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

8. As the civil war continues in Ethiopia, the western part of Tigray has been left occupied by invading forces. Eritrean troops have been perpetrators of horrific war crimes against ethnic Tigrayans. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @ArmeniaUN @AustriaUN @NorwayUN https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/05/africa/ethiopia-tigray-humera-sudan-bodies-cmd-intl/index.html

9. “Eritrean forces have fought against Tigrayan forces since the start of the war in support of Mr. Ahmed’s troops, but both nations spent the first 5 months of the conflict denying the Eritrean presence.” #WithdrawEritreanTroops @MFA_Austria @MFAofArmenia https://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/world/ethiopias-tigray-party-accuses-eritrea-of-attacking-its-troops/ar-AASBJmK

10. Eritrea’s agenda points away from peace and accountability. The toxic and jingoistic information environment within Ethiopia complicates the politics of peacemaking. #WithdrawEritreanTroops #TigrayGenocide @trussliz @franceonu @FinlandUN @EUatUN @Ilhan https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

11. For over 30 years, Isaias Afwerki has involved himself in conflicts with neighboring countries. How can there be peace with a tyrant that plays a key role in the world’s refugee crisis? #WithdrawEritreanTroops @UNReliefChief @JanezLenarcic @UN_HRC https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

12. Eritrean troops are illegally occupying parts of North-Western and Eastern Tigray, causing the war to escalate. A swift withdrawal of these forces must be internationally enforced and verified. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @SecBlinken @LindaT_G @vonderleyen https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

13. Eritrea invaded northwest Tigray on Nov 10, 2020 and left the area’s main hospital dilapidated. Mayani Hospital was completely looted by Eritrean troops and now the population is without healthcare services. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @StateDept @EUatUN https://twitter.com/itswinta/status/1488313056467771392?s=21

14. Eritrea has repeatedly abducted Irob men over the last 20 years with their whereabouts still unknown. In one Irob village, countless young students were killed and their bodies dumped in the river. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @UNOSAPG @UNTreatyBodies @UNAOC https://omnatigray.org/a-tigrayan-irob-mothers-experience-during-the-genocidal-war-on-tigray/

15. Eritrea’s involvement in Tigray has caused immense damage & human suffering. Int’l leaders have the responsibility to protect civilians and to stop genocide. Please call for Eritrean forces to depart Tigray. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @Europarl_EN @EUAmbUS https://theconversation.com/eritrea-is-involved-in-tigray-to-boost-its-stature-why-the-strategy-could-backfire-175591

16. Events leading up to the war prove clear intent by Isaias Afwerki & Abiy Ahmed to unleash premeditated attacks on Tigray. @IntlCrimCourt must take swift action to help #WithdrawEritreanTroops instead of turning a blind eye to human suffering. @MinPres https://tghat.com/2021/03/31/who-started-the-war-on-tigray/

17. By ignoring peace talks and sending fresh waves of troops into Tigray, Eritrea has made it clear they have no intentions of stopping war on Tigray. An arms embargo is needed. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @POTUS @VP @AmbassadorTai @StateDept @UNOCHA https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

18. “Eritrean troops went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood.” These crimes against humanity cannot be tolerated; an arms embargo must be enforced + #WithdrawEritreanTroops. @FinlandUN @AustraliaUN @BelgiumMFA https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/02/ethiopia-eritrean-troops-massacre-of-hundreds-of-axum-civilians-may-amount-to-crime-against-humanity/

#StopDroneAttacks Pt. 2

1. Eritrea’s brutal dictator who caused the migration wave of Eritreans to Europe is also the mastermind of Ethiopia’s civil war. Thousands of conscripted troops deployed in Tigray are committing mass atrocities. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @EU_Commission @UN https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

2. The @IntlCrimCourt has neglected Tigray as millions grapple with a man-made famine. Eritrean troops are also terrorizing civilians + blocking aid. It’s time to #WithdrawEritreanTroops and open the humanitarian corridor. @ministerBZ @DutchMFA @KarimKhanQC https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/nearly-40-people-ethiopias-tigray-lack-adequate-food-wfp-2022-01-28/

3. Peace cannot be achieved in Ethiopia by keeping Tigray under siege. Tigray’s govt has offered peace talks to address the conflict on several occasions to no avail. The Ethiopian govt must cooperate. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @AUC_PAPS @UK_AfricanUnion https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

4. Despite repeated calls for #WithdrawEritreanTroops, “Eritrean soldiers are…firmly entrenched…in Tigray, where they are brutally gang-raping women, killing civilians, looting hospitals and blocking food and medical aid.” @NLatUN @PLinUN @UKRinUN https://apnews.com/article/only-on-ap-eritrea-africa-religion-9fe9140b76da946e4fa65095a1d5b04f

5. Tigray’s govt took the first step towards peace by retreating its forces. It’s time to #WithdrawEritreanTroops and place an arms embargo on the Eritrean govt to stop the destabilization of the Horn of Africa. @HouseForeign @SenateForeign @WhiteHouse https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

6. Eritrea is actively supporting Ethiopia on the siege against Tigray and exacerbating the dire humanitarian crisis. Int’l leaders must demand an immediate and verifiable withdrawal of invading forces. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @EU_Commission @JosepBorrellF https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

7. Ethiopia cannot be at peace as long as Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki is allowed to wreak havoc with impunity. He is a danger to the Horn of Africa. Int’l action should have already been taken to #WithdrawEritreanTroops from Tigray. @IntlCrimCourt @UN_HRC https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/tigray-forces-withdraw-neighbouring-ethiopian-regions-spokesperson-2021-12-20/

8. “On top of their suffering and trauma, survivors have been left without adequate support.” An official recognition of the Tigray Genocide commited by Eritrea’s armed forces is needed. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @UNPeacebuilding @VDombrovskis @UN_Valovaya https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

9. Eritrean troops continue to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity in parts of Tigray with impunity, due to Int’l failure to secure their removal. Enforce an arms embargo on Eritrea and Ethiopia! #WithdrawEritreanTroops. @EUCouncil @StateDept https://twitter.com/cnni/status/1392442088072097796/video/1

10. It’s evident that Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki is responsible for the genocide on the people of Tigray. The int’l community must now hold him accountable and verify that his troops withdraw from Tigray. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @UNPeacekeeping @AminaJMohammed https://theconversation.com/eritrea-is-involved-in-tigray-to-boost-its-stature-why-the-strategy-could-backfire-175591

11. The presence of Eritrean troops that are committing atrocities against Tigrayans, and the global paralysis in responding to #TigrayGenocide will not bring peace to Ethiopia any time soon. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @EUatUN @UNGeneva @FinlandUN @BelgiumUN https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/aid-workers-say-ethiopia-air-strike-northwest-tigray-killed-56-people-2022-01-08/

12. The occupation of Tigray by Eritrean troops has escalated Ethiopia’s civil war. Global leaders must take meaningful action to hold Isaias Afwerki accountable. #WithdrawEritreanTroops from all of Tigray. @MBuhari @PaulKagame @CyrilRamaphosa @_AfricanUnion https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

13. Isaias Afwerki must be held accountable for the war crimes his troops have committed in Tigray, including the massacre in the mountains that took countless lives. Eritrean troops must leave Tigray. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @LindaT_G @SecBlinken https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/africa/ethiopia-tigray-dengelat-massacre-intl/index.html

14. The town of Sheraro holds over 250k displaced people from western & northwest Tigray. In March 2021, it was reported that the matter was beyond dire. It’s now expected to have gotten worse. @UN_HRC @SecBlinken @JosepBorrellF #WithdrawEritreanTroops https://www.nrc.no/news/2021/march/ethiopia-hunger-and-disease-rife-among-displaced-as-aid-workers-gain-access-to-new-parts-of-tigray/

15. Foreign involvement is hindering peace in Tigray. The UAE, Turkey & Iran have all supplied Ethiopia with armed drones, resulting in heavy civilian casualties. We demand an arms embargo on these actors. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @AmbassadorTai @SecBlinken https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html?referringSource=articleShare

16. Eritrean involvement in the war on Tigray is not only evident but premeditated, in an attempt to seek revenge. Isaias Afwerki is a threat to the Horn of Africa and must be held accountable. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @AmbMKimani @KarimKhanQC @USAmbUN @UNDP https://theconversation.com/eritrea-is-involved-in-tigray-to-boost-its-stature-why-the-strategy-could-backfire-175591

17. #WithdrawEritreanTroops – A petition demanding withdrawal of Eritrean troops and intelligence from across Ethiopia to facilitate peace in the Horn of Africa. Please sign here: https://omnatigray.org/petition-withdraweritreantroops/

18. Sign the petition demanding withdrawal of Eritrean troops and intelligence from across Ethiopia, in order to work towards peace in the Horn of Africa. #WithdrawEritreanTroops https://omnatigray.org/petition-withdraweritreantroops/

#StopWarOnTigray Pt. 3

1. “Just 14% of needed aid has entered Tigray since the blockade began, according to the @UN, & almost no medicine at all.” Please demand that Ethiopia #WithdrawEritreanTroops today. @RepCicilline @RepMcCaul @GerryConnolly @SenatorDurbin @SenJackyRosen https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

2. Isaias Afwerki has exacerbated the refugee crisis, as millions in the Horn of Africa have fled their homes for safety elsewhere. When will EU leaders take action to stop him? #WithdrawEritreanTroops from Tigray. @HeikoMaas @luigidimaio @simoncoveney https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

3. The healthcare system in Tigray has deteriorated over the course of a year. Eritrean forces looted + destroyed hospitals. Now they are actively blocking food, medicine & supplies from reaching civilians. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @StateDept @UN_HRC @WHO https://twitter.com/HPN4Tigray/status/1488978760200249351?s=20&t=p_MNqiQzQZ2qXuQb90Fumg

4. Doctors identified 117 deaths + dozens of complications, including infections, amputations & kidney failure, which were linked to shortages of medicines and equipment. Ethiopia & Eritrea must end the siege on Tigray + #WithdrawEritreanTroops. @UN_HRC https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ethiopian-tigray-blockade-killing-hospitalized-doctors-say-rcna10994

5. “…the international community has had little impact on the ground in Tigray where residents and aid workers say that the killing, assaults and starvation continue unabated.” #WithdrawEritreanTroops #TigrayGenocide @Niger_ONU @SVG_UN @PmTunisia @franceonu https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/world/africa/ethiopia-eritrea-tigray.html

6. Militant conflict is causing tens of thousands of civilian deaths and has already displaced millions of people across Tigray. There must be int’l monitoring and a verifiable withdrawal of invading troops. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @SenToddYoung @RonWyden https://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/world/ethiopias-tigray-party-accuses-eritrea-of-attacking-its-troops/ar-AASBJmK

7. Despite the US imposing sanctions on the Eritrean army for its role in #WarOnTigray, troops continue to occupy Tigray, resulting in more atrocities on civilians. #WithdrawEritreanTroops today so that the road to peace can commence. @USNATO @USTradeRep45 https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/us-blacklists-eritrean-military-over-conflict-ethiopia-2021-11-12/

8. Eritrean troops remain in Ethiopia despite Int’l calls for them to leave. Their support of the Ethiopian govt in blocking desperately needed food and aid, will cause millions to perish in Tigray. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @EamonGilmore @dreynders @trussliz https://theparadise.ng/27-truck-wfp-aid-convoy-denied-entry-into-tigray-by-afar-authorities-tplf/

9. There must be an international-mediated, national dialogue among all relevant Ethiopian stakeholders, including the democratically elected Tigrayan govt. Pressure Ethiopia to #WithdrawEritreanTroops from Tigray. @SenBooker @RepGregoryMeeks @SenSchumer https://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/world/ethiopias-tigray-party-accuses-eritrea-of-attacking-its-troops/ar-AASBJmK

10. “The health systems in Tigray are in a state of collapse. They have been pummeled with attacks, looting, and a de facto blockade of medicine and fuel.” Ethiopia must #WithdrawEritreanTroops and the int’l community must verify it. @EU_Commission @eu_echo https://www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252

11. Tigray is under siege by the Ethiopian & Eritrean govts. Medical supplies have been blocked from entering the region, causing the community to resort to clothing as gauze in order to continue surgeries. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @NYTHealth @unicefchief https://twitter.com/HPN4Tigray/status/1488978760200249351?s=20&t=p_MNqiQzQZ2qXuQb90Fumg

12. Eritrean troops illegally occupying territory in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are blocking desperately needed aid from reaching starving children. The int’l community must end this deadly blockade + #WithdrawEritreanTroops. @CzechMFA @JeppeKofod @JY_LeDrian https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

13. The UN + many aid organizations have consistently reported on how the Ethiopian & Eritrean govts have let little to no food into Tigray. When will world leaders intervene to save lives? #WithdrawEritreanTroops @yokabrandt @CzechUNNY @UKUN_NewYork @FLOTUS https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/01/23/ethiopias-government-appears-to-be-wielding-hunger-as-a-weapon

14. The Eritrean govt has committed egregious war crimes in Tigray by deliberately blocking humanitarian aid. We demand aid access to all of Tigray. #WithdrawEritreanTroops and give peace a fair chance. @JanezLenarcic @EUatUN @GermanyDiplo @ministerBZ https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-crisis-hunger-malnutrition-a772602d2caac96e8024769c012ce8c6

15. Eritrea has systematically aided Ethiopia in killing Tigrayans through starvation. How can @UN leaders allow this? We demand that action is taken to open the humanitarian corridor. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @mbachelet @antonioguterres @FilippoGrandi @WFP https://www.dw.com/en/humanitarian-situation-worsens-in-ethiopias-tigray-region/a-59004740

16. How much longer will Eritrea be enabled to carry out a genocide in Tigray? The atrocities have been mounting. Appointed leaders must exercise their responsibility to protect civilians. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @mbachelet @antonioguterres @JosepBorrellF https://www.garoweonline.com/en/world/africa/eritrean-troops-linked-to-fresh-airstrike-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region

17. In order for the Horn of Africa to work towards a peaceful resolution, invading Eritrean forces must leave Tigray. Sign and share the petition. #WithdrawEritreanTroops https://omnatigray.org/petition-withdraweritreantroops/

#StopWarOnTigray Pt. 4

1. Peace is hard to achieve when Tigrayans suffer daily atrocities under Eritrean soldiers. Eritrea’s presence and unwillingness to withdraw are daunting obstacles to peace in Ethiopia. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @GermanyUN @irishmissionun @JapanMissionUN https://apnews.com/article/only-on-ap-eritrea-africa-religion-9fe9140b76da946e4fa65095a1d5b04f

2. “Our stark conclusion is that the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea are starving the people of Tigray. Circumstantial evidence suggests that this is intentional, systematic and widespread.” #WithdrawEritreanTroops @HouseofCommons @HouseForeign @USUN https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/starving-tigray/?fbclid=IwAR01Qi2aIlQXa61D3f5cQUZMtVZejK_rpgBE1fYt2npD9IuQ6GHDlPSrJHs

3. Ethiopia’s use of armed drones to target civilians in Tigray is a violation of Int’l law. We demand an arms embargo on countries supplying drones and other weapons to both Eritrea and Ethiopia. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @AmbassadorTai @AmbassadorRice @NATO https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html?referringSource=articleShare

4. Eritrea’s role in the genocidal war against Tigray has devastated the region and destabilized Ethiopia. Lasting stability will require the verifiable withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @ItalyUN_NY @dfatirl @HeikoMaas @MSZ_RP https://apnews.com/article/only-on-ap-eritrea-africa-religion-9fe9140b76da946e4fa65095a1d5b04f

5. Eritrean troops have refused to leave Tigray. Their heavy presence is only escalating the war in Ethiopia, as they are perpetrators of massacres on civilians + actively hindering aid. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @EUCouncil @AM_PSC @vonderleyen @KSzczerski https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/tigray-forces-withdraw-neighbouring-ethiopian-regions-spokesperson-2021-12-20/

6. The int’l community needs to prioritize humanity. Tigray is being starved and under total siege. Leaders must take action to #WithdrawEritreanTroops, ensure unfettered access for aid, restore telecom + banking services. @USAmbUN @WFPChief @PowerUSAID https://www.devex.com/news/tigray-the-deliberate-destruction-of-a-health-system-102252

7. Over the course of #WarOnTigray, disturbing reports have emerged of people being forced to rape relatives or have sex in exchange for basic supplies. It’s past time to #WithdrawEritreanTroops and end the siege. @BulgariaUNHCR @BWoodward_UN @Denmark_UN https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-ethiopia-conflict-rape-idUSKBN29S0BG

8. Eritrean forces have been heavily involved in egregious human rights abuses throughout Ethiopia. Their continuous presence has both prolonged and worsened the hugely destructive civil war. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @TimmermansEU @JuttaUrpilainen @vestager https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/aid-workers-say-ethiopia-air-strike-northwest-tigray-killed-56-people-2022-01-08/

9. Amnesty Int’l interviewed 63 survivors of sexual violence, as well as medical professionals. Twenty-eight survivors identified Eritrean forces as the main perpetrators of rape. It’s past time to #WithdrawEritreanTroops from Tigray. @eu_eeas @eu_echo https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/08/ethiopia-troops-and-militia-rape-abduct-women-and-girls-in-tigray-conflict-new-report/

10. In order to work towards stability in Ethiopia, global leaders must enforce a swift and internationally monitored withdrawal of Eritrean forces from all parts of Tigray. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @KenyaMissionUN @Niger_ONU @PmTunisia @irishmissionun https://www.garoweonline.com/en/world/africa/eritrean-troops-linked-to-fresh-airstrike-in-ethiopia-s-tigray-region

11. The humanitarian crisis in northwest Tigray is widely unaccounted for and the area is still illegally occupied by Eritrean troops. Last March, NRC reported on how civilians fled widespread violence + SGBV. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @EUCouncil @UNGeneva https://www.nrc.no/news/2021/march/ethiopia-hunger-and-disease-rife-among-displaced-as-aid-workers-gain-access-to-new-parts-of-tigray

12. “While the world watches, Tigrayans have been subjected to extrajudicial killings, massacres, weaponized sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), mass arrests, internment, torture and execution.” #WithdrawEritreanTroops @HouseForeign @SenateForeign @UN https://omnatigray.org/situation-reports/

13. If @AbiyAhmedAli and @MohamedBinZayed are truly for peace, then Sheikh Mohamed must halt weapon sales to Ethiopia, and Abiy must stop bombing Tigray. The UAE is known for quietly inciting this war. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @UN @StateDept @EU_Commission https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/world/africa/drones-ethiopia-war-turkey-emirates.html?referringSource=articleShare

14. If the int’l community is truly concerned about Ethiopia’s fate, then leaders must pressure the regime to end the siege on Tigray, #WithdrawEritreanTroops, and come to a genuine inclusive dialogue with Tigray’s govt. @EU_Commission @StateDept @UN_HRC https://theconversation.com/eritrea-is-involved-in-tigray-to-boost-its-stature-why-the-strategy-could-backfire-175591

15. Eritrea’s disproportionately violent and inhumane occupation in Tigray has intensified the conflict at the expense of Ethiopia. The int’l community needs to enforce a verifiable withdrawal of troops. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @KenyaMissionUN @VietNam_UN https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/ethiopia-s-rebellious-tigray-party-accuses-eritrea-of-attacking-its-forces/47248766

16. Eritrea’s Isaias Afewerki played a central role in the genocidal war against Tigray, and his agenda comes at the expense of Ethiopia’s stability and peace. It’s time to demand him to #WithdrawEritreanTroops. @UKUN_NewYork @EstoniaUN @irishmissionun https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-09/aid-workers-say-ethiopia-air-strike-in-tigray-killed-56-people/100746136

17. Even after continued pressure from the UN to withdraw, Eritrean troops remain occupying parts of Tigray leaving civilians in fear. Sanctions and an arms embargo are needed immediately. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @SenMarkey @JeffMerkley @SenatorRisch https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/new-wave-abuses-alleged-ethiopia-s-tigray-n1286091

18. Some of the worst abuses have been reported in the western part of Tigray, which is currently occupied by Eritrean troops. How can peace be achieved while Eritrea continues to attack Tigray? #WithdrawEritreanTroops @UNHumanRights @USAID @UNGeneva https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/new-wave-abuses-alleged-ethiopia-s-tigray-n1286091

19. “As Int’l human rights advocates & various institutions have amply documented, the Eritrean military has committed some of the most horrific violations of the laws of armed conflict.” #WithdrawEritreanTroops @EstoniaUN @NDeRiviere @UN_Command @UNICEF https://www.theafricareport.com/168873/ethiopia-to-achieve-peace-take-eritrea-out-of-the-game/

20. Eritrea invaded Tigray in support of the Ethiopian govt, and together they have kept Tigray under a deadly siege by deliberately hindering humanitarian aid from reaching millions. #WithdrawEritreanTroops @timkaine @RandPaul @BenCardinforMD @SenatorDurbin https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/01/23/ethiopias-government-appears-to-be-wielding-hunger-as-a-weapon