#TigrayCantWait – March 30, 2022

March 30, 2022

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 1

1. For over 17 months, Ethiopian forces have been committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tigrayan people with impunity. Fund the UN investigative mechanism. #TigrayCantWait #VoteNo @Brazil_UN_NY @CanadaUN @ArgentinaUN https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/23/trying-to-survive-millions-in-tigray-face-hunger-as-they-wait-in-vain-for-aid

2. After committing atrocities against Tigrayans, the Ethiopian govt is now looking to deny funding for the new @UN investigation. Reject this effort and #VoteNo. Tigrayans deserve justice. #TigrayCantWait @CzechUNNY @Denmark_UN @FijiMissionUN @UNCambodia https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

3. 17+ months later, the Ethiopian govt + their allies still have not been held accountable for the atrocities committed against #Tigray|ans. The UN must ensure funding for the UN Investigation in #Ethiopia. @UNinIndonesia @ItalyUN_Geneva #TigrayCantWait https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

4. Tigrayans have been subjected to extrajudicial executions, mass detentions, sexual violence, looting and forced displacement. There must be funding for an investigation into these violations. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @CzechUNNY @ItalyUN_NY @PakistanUN_NY https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/24/ethiopia-airstrike-camp-displaced-likely-war-crime

5. “Tigrayan civilians attempting to escape violence have been attacked & killed. Scores in detention face life-threatening conditions including torture, starvation, & denial of medical care.” Fund the investigation. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @CanadaUN @NZUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/12/16/ethiopia-new-wave-atrocities-western-tigray

6. A forgotten crisis: the #Ethiopian govt continues its siege of #Tigray with its telecom blackout of the region. @UN member states should ensure the UN commission in Ethiopia is mobilized and fully funded as soon as possible. #TigrayCantWait @UKUN_NewYork https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

7. Ethiopia continues to avoid culpability for #TigrayGenocide. “States concerned about justice for victims of human rights violations in #Ethiopia should push back against such efforts to curtail funding for the commission.” #TigrayCantWait @CroatiaUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

8. For over 500 days, Ethiopia utilized expulsions, threats, and intimidation to prevent investigations in #Tigray. Swift funding for the @UN investigation in the country is essential to ensure accountability. #TigrayCantWait @Brazil_UN_NY @EcuadorONU https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

9. The Ethiopian govt deceives the int’l community once again. Instead of a ‘humanitarian truce,’ soldiers are heading to the borders of Tigray, likely to escalate the war. We ask that you fund the UN investigative mechanism. #TigrayCantWait @franceonu https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-28/ethiopian-troops-seen-moving-toward-tigray-after-truce-declared

10. It’s been 100+ days since aid has entered Tigray. It’s time the world takes action, & accountability is one crucial way. The UN should reject the Ethiopian govt’s efforts to deny funds for the investigation. #TigrayCantWait #VoteNo @ArmeniaUN @AustriaUN https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

11. The #Ethiopian govt continues to commit atrocities, block humanitarian access, and is preparing for more war in #Tigray, despite a cessation of hostilities being declared. It is time for the Int’l community to act because #TigrayCantWait @USAmbUN @UN_HRC https://twitter.com/omnatigray/status/1509221569322631170?s=21&t=HW5UvMmhj_AS8-ugOVK1Bw

12. “What you need when you go into an atrocity zone is a clean slate so outside investigators can look into it neutrally.” Ethiopia’s attempt to deny accountability + justice for victims must be rejected. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @ArgentinaUN @ArmeniaUN https://apnews.com/article/africa-united-nations-kenya-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-ccf2665d453f6af0d08e3bdf8db81b96

13. Ethiopia, accused of #TigrayGenocide, is proposing to defund the newly formed @UN investigative mechanism meant to pursue justice for all victims. Tigray is in the dark and needs justice! #TigrayCantWait @RMIMission @MexOnu @UruguayONU @PLinUN https://twitter.com/Tigrayact/status/1436361821796159503/video/1

14. The ICC’s inaction has emboldened the Ethiopian govt. The @UN must ensure funding for the UN investigation in Ethiopia to end this cycle of atrocities and violence + hold perpetrators accountable. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @Denmark_UN @franceonu @NLatUN https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ethiopia-pushes-block-un-funding-abuse-inquiry-2022-03-30/

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 2

1. Throughout the war, the Ethiopian govt has used airstrikes to target civilians, in one instance killing at least 57 civilians in Dedebit, #Tigray. UN member states must ensure funding for the investigative mechanism. #TigrayCantWait @NepalUNNY @NLatUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/24/ethiopia-airstrike-camp-displaced-likely-war-crime

2. Ethiopian, Eritrean + Amhara forces have been committing a genocide against Tigrayans for the last 17+ months. The world must take action and pursue justice⁠ — fund the investigative mechanism. #TigrayCantWait @ONUPeru @ChileONU @SwedenUN @SpainUN https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

3. To ensure credible investigations into war crimes and other violations in #Ethiopia are conducted, @UN member states should not fold into pressure from the Ethiopian govt to deny funding for a new UN commission. #TigrayCantWait @UN_Command @JapanMissionUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

4. “@UN members should reject #Ethiopia’s latest efforts to prevent scrutiny of its actions in northern Ethiopia + ensure that the commission has the resources and staff necessary to investigate” by ensuring it’s fully funded. #TigrayCantWait @GermanyUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

5. UN member countries must resist Ethiopia’s efforts to deny funding for a new @UN commission. Tigray has been left in a deadly siege and this must be investigated quickly. #TigrayCantWait @UNinBangladesh @UNinIndonesia @un_uzbekistan @unafghanistan https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

6. It is the duty of the Int’l community to halt crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. UN members must agree to fund the investigative mechanism in Tigray and get it operational quickly. #TigrayCantWait @USAmbUN @USUN https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

7. Ethiopia, China, and Russia are guilty of hijacking budget discussions in an attempt to stop the investigations of human rights abuses. @UN members must stand firm and put humanity first. #TigrayCantWait @ColombiaONU @GrenadaUN @GuatemalaONU @UNGuyana https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

8. The Ethiopian govt is blocking aid trucks full of aid from reaching millions in Tigray. They are now working to stop the new investigative mechanism by proposing to defund it. UN member states should ensure funding. #TigrayCantWait @CanadaUN @NZUN @UN_BiH https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

9. 120,000+ Tigrayan women + girls have been raped as part of the #TigrayGenocide. They need justice + accountability. We ask that @UN_HRC states get the investigative mechanism operational quickly + fully funded asap. #TigrayCantWait @PLinUN @UN_Ukraine https://twitter.com/OmnaTigray/status/1505992383745433603?s=20&t=kENQzOfX_q_k2NS0Y_BbAg

10. “#Ethiopia + its allies are attempting to use the budget negotiations as a back door to revisit and undermine decisions made by other UN bodies.” UN members should stand strong and support human rights funding. #TigrayCantWait @JapanMissionUN @MexOnu https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

11. The @WHO said “Nowhere on earth are people more at risk than #Tigray.” Although the Ethiopian govt is working to stop the investigation in Ethiopia, the UN must hold strong + support funding for human rights. #TigrayCantWait @swiss_un @BelgiumUNGeneva https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/mar/17/nowhere-on-earth-are-people-more-at-risk-than-tigray-says-who-chief

12. Tigrayan children are dying due to lack of medicine, medical equipment + food—all because the Ethiopian govt is blocking access to aid. The UN must fund the new investigation & get it operational quickly. @ArmeniaUN @GermanyUNGeneva #TigrayCantWait https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/doctors-say-lives-are-lost-hospitals-ethiopias-tigray-due-dwindling-supplies-2022-01-05/

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 3

1. Researchers say that 500,000+ Tigrayans have been killed in the ongoing war in #Tigray, yet the Ethiopian govt is actively working to prevent any investigation. The @UN must stand strong in funding for human rights. #TigrayCantWait @UKRinUN @UruguayONU https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-tigray-war-has-seen-up-to-half-a-million-dead-from-violence-and/

2. Survivors of gang rape + sexual slavery mention their perpetrators say they’re there to “cleanse the blood line.” Survivors need justice. Fund the UN investigation in Ethiopia. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @NorwayUN @irishmissionun @RMIMission @EstoniaUN https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/19/africa/ethiopia-tigray-rape-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html

3. Ethiopia, China + Russia are looking to hijack UN budget discussions in an attempt to stop the investigative mechanism in Ethiopia. UN member states must push back against these efforts to support millions of victims. #TigrayCantWait @USUN @EU_UNGeneva https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

4. “The siege of 6 million people in Tigray by Eritrean & Ethiopian forces for more than 500 days is one of the longest in modern history.” Millions are facing starvation. The @UN must ACT immediately. #TigrayCantWait @UN_CYPRUS @BINUH_UN @ArmeniaUN @USAmbUN https://healthpolicy-watch.news/tedros-slams-both-russian-ethiopian-forces-barring-civilian-access-to-health-and-humanitarian-aid/

5. Despite the Ethiopian government’s misleading assurances to the ICC, no aid has reached Tigray where 900,000 Tigrayans are facing famine. The @UN must intervene to #AllowAccessToTigray. #TigrayCantWait. @CanadaUN @MexOnu @PLinUN @UN_Albania @AzmissionUN https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/terror-and-security/tigray-remains-without-aid-despite-humanitarian-truce/

6. The aid should flow to #Tigray by now, yet the Ethiopian government once again deceived the Int‘l community and continues to block aid to millions in dire conditions. #TigrayCantWait @ONUHumanRights @BelgiumUN @UNGeneva @ONUHumanRights @OHCHR_Cambodia https://www.dw.com/en/ethiopias-tigray-region-still-waits-for-aid-despite-a-government-truce/a-61304620

7. Despite alarms, extreme levels of hunger in #Tigray has not been averted. Waiting any further will be too late. Rapid response and justice are what Tigray needs. Ensure funding for UN investigations. #TigrayCantWait @Denmark_UN @franceonu @ItalyUN_NY https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

8. Starvation has been the Ethiopian govt‘s weapon of choice for over 500 days. Instead of the promised humanitarian truce, there is a new round of army massing across all frontiers. #TigrayCantWait @GeorgiaUN @SpainUN @GermanyUNGeneva @ArmeniaUN @SwedenUN https://www.dw.com/en/ethiopias-tigray-region-still-waits-for-aid-despite-a-government-truce/a-61304620

9. For over 500 days, Ethiopia’s govt has kept over 6 million people in Tigray hostage. With no access to medicine, food, water, electricity & banking services. How long can the UN look the other way? @irishmissionun @MexOnu @UruguayONU @NZUN #TigrayCantWait https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/30/ensure-funding-un-investigation-ethiopia

10. Ethiopia & Eritrea have been imposing starvation on Tigray in a systematic & rigorous way for more than 1.5 years. Fund the UN investigation to ensure accountability and bring justice to millions of people. #TigrayCantWait @BGerstenbergUN @PedroPedrosoC https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/doctors-say-lives-are-lost-hospitals-ethiopias-tigray-due-dwindling-supplies-2022-01-05/

11. Most massacres + other atrocities committed in Tigray by Ethiopian and allied forces have been underreported or not investigated. The @UN Commission of Human Rights Experts on #Ethiopia must be fully funded to ensure this changes. #TigrayCantWait @UNBenin https://omnatigray.org/omna-tigray-on-the-flawed-un-ohchr-and-ehrc-joint-investigation-into-crimes-committed-in-tigray/

12. #Ethiopia continues to use hunger as a weapon of war with no aid trucks successfully delivering aid to #Tigray, since mid-December. Now it’s trying to block funding for @UN mechanisms to carry out mandated tasks. #TigrayCantWait @USUN @CanadaUN @MexOnu https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

#TigrayCantWait Pt. 4

1. The Int’l community must question Abiy Ahmed’s real intentions, as he denies humanitarian aid to millions in siege. It is critical that the UN investigation is properly funded and operational. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @FinlandUN @LatviaUN_NY @swiss_un https://www.bbc.com/news/57929853

2. Abiy Ahmed is holding an entire region hostage. How can aid be hindered for so long without consequences? The least the @UN can do is #VoteNo to ensure the investigation is properly funded and operational. #TigrayCantWait @SingaporeUN @LatviaUN_NY https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/other/despite-humanitarian-truce-in-tigray-millions-still-wait-for-aid/ar-AAVF49o

3. As the world focuses on #Ukraine, we urge UN members to not forget Tigray. This is a region that has been cut off from the world. It is imperative that you reject Ethiopia’s efforts to deny funds for the investigation. #VoteNo #TigrayCantWait @ThailandUN https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-03-30/ethiopia-pushes-to-block-u-n-funding-for-abuse-inquiry

4. The UN must use its power to get justice for the millions indefinitely in siege in Tigray. Do not reject funding for the investigation after all of these mounting atrocities. Do the right thing and #VoteNo. @AustraliaUN @SpainUN @UNSerbia #TigrayCantWait https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-03-30/ethiopia-pushes-to-block-u-n-funding-for-abuse-inquiry

5. Despite the truce, no aid has entered Tigray where residents are ‘being pushed to the very edge.’ The @UN has the responsibility to protect those being persecuted. Fund the investigation. #VoteNo @SlovakiaUNNY @SLOtoUNGeneva @UNSriLanka #TigrayCantWait https://www.theafricareport.com/188716/ethiopia-despite-truce-no-aid-has-entered-tigray-where-residents-are-being-pushed-to-the-very-edge/