Tigray Can’t Wait – #TigrayCantWait – July 06, 2021

#TigrayCantWait – 1

1. The systematic destruction of major bridges along the Tekeze river by Amhara Forces will have catastrophic effects. Especially on #Shire & #Sheraro which host 600K+ IDPs. Please airdrop aid today! #TigrayGenocide @PowerUSAID @USUN @irishmissionun @UN https://www.wfp.org/news/wfp-resumes-operations-reach-2-million-people-emergency-food-assistance-tigray

2. Alarming reports of ethnic profiling in Addis Ababa amidst rising hate speech against Tigrayans. The collective punishment of Tigrayans has extended outside of Tigray and it must stop now! #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide @USEmbassyAddis @hrw @mbachelet https://addisstandard.com/news-analysis-fresh-wave-of-arbitrary-arrest-of-tigrayans-in-addis-abeba-rights-commission-says-it-is-monitoring-the-situation-fed-police-deny-arrests-target-tigrayans/

3. Time is running out for the 900K+ people living in conditions of famine. It’s up to @antonioguterres, @JosepBorrellF, @SecBlinken, & @UN|SC to finally prioritize those starving. Reopen ground and air access to Tigray. #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide https://apnews.com/article/only-on-ap-united-nations-ethiopia-africa-9540b17507dcb58dd78b79116e6d9aa7

4. Amhara militias, Ethiopian + Eritrean troops continue to block humanitarian aid into Tigray. Immediate + verifiable withdrawal of these forces to their pre-war territories is essential to saving millions from starvation. #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide @jakejsullivan @LindaT_G

5. Indiscriminate targeting of Tigrayans in Ethiopia is escalating putting millions of Tigrayans living outside of Tigray in imminent danger. An immediately negotiated ceasefire with elected gov’t of Tigray is crucial. #TigrayGenocide @Europarl_EN @thinkper https://addisstandard.com/news-analysis-fresh-wave-of-arbitrary-arrest-of-tigrayans-in-addis-abeba-rights-commission-says-it-is-monitoring-the-situation-fed-police-deny-arrests-target-tigrayans/

6. Ethiopian Govt continues to blockade Tigray to limit humanitarian aid reach & commit crimes of aggression in the dark. #TigrayCantWait, we need unhindered access & restoration of all basic services. #TigrayGenocide@DicarloRosemary @franceonu @eu_echo https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/02/ethiopia-tigray-war/

7. Mass detention & profiling of Tigrayans in #AddisAbaba & other cities in Ethiopia. Tigrayans are being dehumanized & called names simply because of their identity. End human right abuses of Tigrayans.#TigrayGenocide@SenBooker @RepKarenBass @HouseForeign @Ilhan @ChrisCoons

8. Currently, over 30 Tigrayan families, including children are facing deportation from Sweden to Ethiopia where they face death, torture, starvation, and rape. Protect Tigrayan asylum seekers. @socialdemokrat @johanssonmorgan #TigrayGenocide #TigrayCantWait https://bit.ly/35HMGZf

10. As Ethiopia continues to block ground & air transportation of humanitarian aid, @WFP @USAID @UNOCHA must work closely with the government of Tigray to deliver gravely needed aid. #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide @EU_Commission @StateDept @UN https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/bridge-key-to-delivering-aid-to-ethiopias-tigray-destroyed/2021/07/01/8a47e6c6-da6d-11eb-8c87-ad6f27918c78_story.html

11. Restoration of basic services in Tigray such as electricity, telecom, internet, banking, air travel, & transportation is a must. Millions of Tigrayans are living in the dark without basic services. #TigrayGenocide #TigrayCantWait @EP_President@Europarl_EN @EP_Development

12. A ceasefire does not equate to peace. Ethiopia’s claim of ceasefire is placing Tigray under a siege. Immediate humanitarian aid is needed to 5.2+ million ppl of whom 400k are in famine condition. @WFP @USAID must air drop food in Tigray. #TigrayCantWait @StateDept @UNOCHA

13. Deporting Tigrayan asylum seekers is a death sentence. @Haavisto stated “when I met the Ethiopian Leadership in February they used this kind of language, that they are going to destroy the Tigrayans.” @johanssonmorgan @Aftonbladet @dagensnyheter #TigrayGenocide

14. Since Ethiopia started the genocidal war on Tigray, Tigrayans living in Addis Ababa have had to deal with waves of mass arrests by authorities simply for their ethnicity. Each wave being worst than the last. #TigrayGenocide #TigrayCantWait @EUCouncil https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict-tigrayans-idUSKBN2CO0VF

#TigrayCantWait – 2

1. Although Ethiopia requested a ceasefire after a humiliating defeat by TDF, ENDF is still blocking food/aid from entering Tigray in an attempt to continue their man-made famine. Please help. #TigrayGenocide #TigrayCantWait @SpeakerPelosi @USAID @RepSires https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tigray-ethiopia-famine-united-nations-meeting/

2. 8 months into the #TigrayGenocide & still little has been done by the International community to hold Ethiopia accountable for its crimes against humanity. #TigrayCantWait while you decide if this is a genocide. @HouseForeign @WorldBank @UNOSAPG @UN_HRC https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/3800-metric-tons-of-food-blocked-from-reaching-tigray-world-food-bank-says/ar-AALHcV4

3. Hate speech & ethnic profiling of Tigrayans has been on the rise in Ethiopia. Terrifying reports of targeted harassment, mass arrests & Tigrayans getting sent to detention centers in unknown locations. #TigrayCantWait @SenTedCruz @DarrellIssa @YoungKimCA https://apnews.com/article/africa-ethiopia-race-and-ethnicity-health-coronavirus-5f22a5aea128cbd659fbf4f810aac973

4. In any crisis, it’s natural to center victim testimonies. Yet for the case of Tigray, Ethiopia has done the opposite. Civilians need their voices heard, they need food & aid. Not another invasion. @ChrisCoons @timkaine #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/400000-people-ethiopias-tigray-face-famine-now-78640838

5. Eritrean forces and Amhara militias are blocking and restricting access to Tigray, resulting in mass deaths by starvation. Hunger is being weaponized in the ongoing war on Tigray. @HouseForeign @SenateForeign act now #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-denies-blocking-aid-tigray-101252058.html

6. Eritrean forces and Amhara militias are blocking and restricting access to Tigray, resulting in mass deaths by starvation. Hunger is being weaponized in the ongoing war on Tigray. @HouseForeign @SenateForeign act now #StopStarvingTigray #TigrayCantWait https://addisstandard.com/breaking-report-received-by-the-un-just-this-morning-reveals-150-people-died-of-hunger-in-tigray-eritrean-forces-amhara-region-authorities-restricting-humanitarian-access

7. “Starvation as a weapon of war is a violation” yet that is exactly what is happening in Tigray by Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Amhara forces. The @UN reports over 400,00 people now face famine. #TigrayCantWait @CoryBooker @RepKarenBass @RepGregoryMeeks https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/400000-people-ethiopias-tigray-face-famine-now-78640838

8. The vast majority of Tigray is completely or partially inaccessible to aid workers due to the denial of access, leaving over 400,00 in famine. Please act now as the situation is getting worse. @BenCardinforMD @SenatorRisch @SenatorLeahy #TigrayCantWait https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/07/1095282

9. “The lives of many of these people (in Tigray) depend on our ability to reach them w/ food, medicine, nutrition supplies & other humanitarian assistance. And we need to reach them now. Not next week. Now.” @KarimKhanQC @SecYellen @hrw #TigrayCantWait https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/07/1095282

10. Asylum seekers fleeing persecution must be protected, not deported. There must be a global effort in place to make sure no Tigrayan is forced back into country like Ethiopia, that is guilty of genocide. #TigrayGenocide @USAmbUN @EU_Commission @eu_eeas https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57226551

11. We ask that International leaders demand the Ethiopian Govt to re-establish internet & telecommunications throughout Tigray. World leaders must act today, not tomorrow. @LindaT_G @HouseForeign @ItalyMFA @EU_Commission @EUCouncil @irishmissionun #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide

12. International actors must pressure Ethiopia for unfettered & unrestricted humanitarian access into all of Tigray. Hundreds of thousands are at risk of starvation! @LindaT_G @HouseForeign @ItalyMFA @EPPGroup @EP_ForeignAff @RenewEurope #TigrayCantWait https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/07/1095282

#TigrayCantWait – 3

1. We ask that world leaders impose targeted sanctions on officials and implement an arms embargo on Ethiopia. @USAmbUN @HouseForeign @JustinTrudeau @StateDept @ItalyMFA @terri_sarch @francediplo_de @EU_Commission @irishmissionun @Niger_ONU #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide

2. “The destruction & vandalization of vital infrastructure are seriously threatening the provision of humanitarian assistance to people in need.” Please speak up for the voiceless. #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide @ScottMorrisonMP @MarisePayne @SenatorWong https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/03/africa/tigray-ethiopia-food-shortage-intl/index.html

3. Over 400k in Tigray face famine. These numbers are human lives that deserve respect. As appointed leaders, you have a responsibility to protect. When will this council show real concern? @Chinamission2un @IndiaUNNewYork @RussiaUN #TigrayCantWait https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/400000-people-ethiopias-tigray-face-famine-now-78640838

4. Despite the “ceasefire” in Tigray, forces remain present, committing crimes against civilians & exacerbating hostilities. We demand an internationally monitored & verifiable withdrawal of Ethiopian, Eritrean, & Amhara forces. @EU_Commission @USAmbUN @Haavisto @jakejsullivan

5. How much longer before world leaders understand #TigrayGenocide is truly a genocide? @AbiyAhmedAli & Isaias Afwerki must be held accountable for their crimes against humanity. @antonioguterres @mbachelet @UNOSAPG @czorrinho @EURightsAgency @IntlCrimCourt https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/3/over-400000-in-tigray-suffering-famine-now-with-1-8m-on-brink

6. Reports of mass arrest, looting, & abuse of Tigrayans in Alamata. Tigrayans are being severely beaten by the vigilante group, Fano, and are often accompanied by Amhara special forces. Please stop ethnic cleansing. #TigrayCantWait @USAmbUN @UKUN_NewYork @EUCouncil @ecrgroup @hrw

7. #TigrayGenocide extends beyond the borders of Tigray. Civilians residing in Ethiopia’s capital are intentionally being targeted and sent to prisons by the masses. @AbiyAhmedAli and his govt must be stopped. @SecBlinken @davidmcallister @tomastobe @POTUS https://tinyurl.com/2etp9f9c

8. The administration of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia says that it will not tolerate “junta supporters,” which refers to Tigrayans. The #TigrayGenocide continues as Tigrayan businesses are shut down and arbitrary arrests take place. The world must condemn this hate! @SecBlinken @Haavisto

9. Deeply disturbing reports of 280 Tigrayan students being expelled from Semera Univ. and left in the desert without food, water & transportation. How can we continue to let #TigrayGenocide happen? The hate encouraged by @AbiyAhmedAli must stop. @EUatUN @vonderleyen @SAdamsR2P

10. We must do everything in our power to protect those still suffering in Tigray. There are reports of renewed killing and looting in & around the town of Alamata. #TigrayCantWait – this is a genocide!@AnnLinde @Haavisto @Mariearenaps @FMCastaldo @EUAmbUS @GCR2P @VeraJourova

11. Ethiopia is guilty of genocide, and Tigrayan asylum seekers should never be threatened with deportation back into a country that will kill them. Please protect refugees. #TigrayGenocide @SecBlinken @UNRefugeeAgency @CarolineLucas @svtnyheter @StateDept https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57226551

12. Ethiopian forces & Amhara Fano will not stop until they inflict pain on every Tigrayan. There are disturbing reports of Tigrayan youth being killed in Alamata. Tigrayan businesses are also being targeted. When will the world step in to stop #TigrayGenocide? @Niger_ONU @UN_HRC

#TigrayCantWait – 4

1. The massacres & rapes of Tigrayans in the last 8 months shows us that @AbiyAhmedAli’s claims to target TPLF only, was an orchestrated sham much like his election. #TigrayGenocide is an intentional attack on all Tigrayans. @EUCouncil @UNOSAPG @unicefchief https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/21/a-tigrayan-womb-should-never-give-birth-rape-in-ethiopia-tigray

2. How much longer before African leaders provide real solutions for #TigrayGenocide? The amount of human suffering is unimaginable. Which side of history will you be on? @PaulKagame @AmbMKimani @GovernmentZA @WilliamsRuto @GovUganda @_AfricanUnion https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/3/over-400000-in-tigray-suffering-famine-now-with-1-8m-on-brink

3. During #TigrayGenocide, Ethiopia has used rape & starvation as weapons of war & has destroyed countless infrastructures throughout Tigray. Now there are mass arrests of Tigrayans living in the country. Please protect all Tigrayans. @ChrisCoons @USAmbUN @KenyaMissionUN @UNOSAPG

4. Ethiopia has the duty to commit to steps outlined by the @UN|SC, including the withdrawal of both Eritrean & Amhara forces from Tigray; humanitarian access & hold perpetrators of #TigrayGenocide accountable. #TigrayCantWait @SenatorMenendez @RepKarenBass https://tinyurl.com/4s9fkyjm

5. Over 400,000 ppl are in famine & another 1.8 million on the brink in Tigray. Ethiopia sieged Tigray to deprive innocent people of humanitarian aid. #TigrayGenocide @SenatorMenendez @RepMcCaul @ChrisVanHollen @BillHagertyTN @SenatorBennet @RepTedLieu https://tinyurl.com/8pp47m3

6. Ethiopia decided to use a fake ‘ceasefire’ tactic & continues to punish the people of Tigray even further. Aid continues to be blocked and key bridges/roads have been destroyed. This must stop. #TigrayCantWait @ItalyMFA @franceonu @NickDyerFCDO @eu_echo https://tinyurl.com/mbn7nvpx

7. As part of #TigrayGenocide, the Ethiopia Govt is engaged in arbitrary mass arrest of Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia. Police are taking innocent civilians to concentration camps. Ethnic cleansing must stop. @GerryConnolly @Ilhan @AOC @HouseForeign @hrw https://tinyurl.com/2etp9f9c

8. Multiple reports about mass detention, harassment, intimidation of Tigrayans in various cities across Ethiopia. This is organized ethnic profiling perpetrated by @AbiyAhmedAli and his Govt. #TigrayGenocide must stop. @JuttaUrpilainen @NorwayUN @EstoniaUN https://tinyurl.com/2etp9f9c

9. How can the Ethiopian Govt claim ceasefire when they continue to block humanitarian access & telecommunications in Tigray? This is a major impediment to a permanent cessation of hostilities. #TigrayCantWait @jakejsullivan @YohannesAbraham @FLOTUS @UN https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/02/ethiopia-tigray-cease-fire-starvation/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_opinions

10. The Ethiopian Govt has increased ethnic profiling of Tigrayans & mass arrests to unknown locations. Their businesses have also be shut down.Denying human rights based on ethnicity is a massive violation. @UNGeneva @UNHOP @PrevGenocide #TigrayCantWait #TigrayGenocide

11. The ethnic profiling of Tigrayans demonstrates that despite the Ethiopian Govt’s claims to target #TPLF only, their aim is to target ALL Tigrayans. This is not a by-product of war but a deliberate attack. #TigrayGenocide @HolocaustMuseum @wienerlibrary https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/21/a-tigrayan-womb-should-never-give-birth-rape-in-ethiopia-tigray

12. When will the suffocation come to an end? After 8 months of war & an alleged ceasefire, public service such as banking, phone, internet, water, electricity & humanitarian aid are still blocked in Tigray. #TigrayCantWait @RepJeffries @marcorubio @RandPaul https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/1/aid-groups-warn-time-running-out-conflict-hit-tigray-ethiopia

#TigrayCantWait – 5

1. Ethiopia’s ceasefire declaration was a ploy to hide their defeat against Tigray Defense Forces. #TigrayGenocide continues Tigrayan businesses & properties across Ethiopia are confiscated. This ethnic profiling must stop. #TigrayGenocide @hrw @UNGeneva @LindaT_G @JanezLenarcic

2. When will the @UN stop #TigrayGenocide? Tigray needs: ????a real ceasefire ????verified withdrawal of Ethiopian, Eritrean forces & Amhara militias ????restoration of water, electricity, internet & banking ????full humanitarian access ????UN-led only investigation @USAmbUN @USUN

3. #TigrayCantWait as Tigrayans continue to have their bank accounts frozen, assets confiscated, & lives shattered. Ethiopia continues to threaten the livelihood of millions of Tigrayans. @AbiyAhmedAli must be condemned. #TigrayGenocide @eucopresident @EmmanuelMacron @luigidimaio

4. The Ethiopian government continues to cut power and telecommunication in Tigray in order to hinder journalists from reporting on #TigrayGenocide. @AbiyAhmedAli must be stopped from committing more war crimes in the dark. @pressfreedom @EUCouncilPress @EUCourtPress @CDU_CSU_EP

5. Deporting Tigrayan asylum seekers is inhumane. There is a genocidal campaign targeting Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia, & It would be a grave mistake to send people, including children, into this nightmare. @SecBlinken @USAmbUN @PrevGenocide @RefugeesIntl https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

6. .@AbiyAhmedAli’s govt is actively working to spread propaganda through state-approved media, putting millions of Tigrayans at risk with the use of hateful rhetoric. A govt that behaves this way must be condemned. #TigrayCantWait @USAmbUN @USAmbUK @SwedenUN @SpainMFA @AmbMKimani

7. Why have appointed leaders allowed @AbiyAhmedAli to get away with cutting off water, electricity, internet & banking services to a whole region of millions of people? As the @UN, you have a responsibility to protect civilians enduring #TigrayGenocide. @antonioguterres @UN_HRC

8. Where are the so-called civilized countries, and why are they not speaking out to condemn the #TigrayGenocide? The ethnic cleansing of Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia; the gang rapes, the massacres – are they not worthy of your care? #TigrayCantWait @JustinTrudeau @luigidimaio

9. For the past 8 months, we have asked for an end to the communication blackout in Tigray. Access to phone lines, internet & power must be completely restored. Can it be any more obvious that @AbiyAhmedAli is trying to hide the #TigrayGenocide? @SenateForeign @EU_Commission @UN

10. Asylum to Tigrayans must be granted! All of Ethiopia is NOT safe for this ethnic group when the Govt boldly states to @Haavisto, that “they are going to destroy the Tigrayans.” #TigrayGenocide @JosepBorrellF @SwedenUN @EU_Commission @RefugeesCE @hrw https://apnews.com/article/ethiopia-tigray-minority-ethnic-cleansing-sudan-world-news-842741eebf9bf0984946619c0fc15023

11. The attacks on aid workers & journalists in Ethiopia must not be overlooked. World leaders must take a firm stance to condemn such injustices. #TigrayGenocide @SecBlinken @LindaT_G @AmbMKimani @Niger_ONU @pressfreedom @FinGovernment @PmTunisia @UKUN_Rome https://www.garoweonline.com/index.php/en/world/africa/endf-mistaken-journalist-for-aid-worker-in-latest-attack-in-tigray