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Tigrayan Bishop Decries ‘Devastating Genocidal War’ in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 15, 2022

💭 My Note: Look how the US government has now started blaming the Tigrayan victims for attempting to Break the fascist Oromo regime’s two-year-old abusive Tigray Siege. This is today’s – the same /duplicated content since 2020– press statement from the State Department:

„We further call on the Tigrayan Defense Forces to cease provocative actions. The fighting since the August 24 operation by the Tigrayan Defense Forces near Kobo in the Amhara Region contributed to the return to hostilities, which greatly increases the risk of atrocities and further human rights abuses.„

Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin has appealed for international help to address the humanitarian catastrophe that is occurring in his region.

A bishop living in the midst of what he calls a “devastating genocidal war” and humanitarian catastrophe in the Ethiopian region of Tigray has issued a heart-wrenching appeal for international help as he describes “horrifying acts of brutal crimes” and an unimaginable “magnitude of pain.”

In an Oct. 4 statement, Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat, in eastern Tigray, decried the extent of “extreme brutality,” adding that “no one can assume this magnitude of pain endured by the entire population, under siege and total blockage from all basic services for so long.”

In addition to the violence halting almost “all live-saving humanitarian operations” including food and basic supplies due to a continuing blockade by the Ethiopian government, Bishop Medhin said innocent civilians have faced “all-round attacks with drones and warplanes.”

These have targeted “crowded places, urban and semi-urban centers, marketplaces, health and education facilities,” he said, including a health center run by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul that has been helping thousands of Tigrayans, many of whom are starving children and mothers.

“It is very painful and shocking to see horrifying acts of brutal crimes, indiscriminate rain of artillery, shelling and bombardments of civilians, and then be unable to get support to treat them,” Bishop Medhin said in his appeal. “The continuous brutal shelling and air-bombardment” in Tigray’s northern and eastern border areas “are bringing incalculable destruction of lives and property,” he said.

The conflict in Tigray, which erupted in November 2020, has longstanding and complex causes rooted in a mix of power politics and ethnic rivalries in a territory prized for its copper and gold deposits.

In addition to the bloodshed, since June 2021 the Ethiopia government has imposed a blockade on the region, preventing communications and basic activities such as trade and banking among Tigray’s seven million citizens. This has led to a dire economic situation, food shortages and starvation, as well as obstructions to aid corridors and a ban on internal media reporting on what’s happening to the outside world.

The U.N. has said war crimes during the conflict — fought principally between local Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) and the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) helped by Eritrean and other forces — have been committed on all sides, but with the majority committed by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces.

Monasteries, clergy and faithful in the region, whose Christian heritage dates back to the fourth century, have also been attacked. Pope Francis has issued several appeals for peace on behalf of the Tigrayan people, almost all of whom are Orthodox faithful. Ethiopia as a whole has less than 500,000 Catholic faithful, many of them located in the highlands of Tigray.

Voice for the Voiceless’

Bishop Medhin, who has been issued a number of impassioned statements over the past year, referred in April to “genocidal massacres of civilians, rampant rape and gender-related violence, looting and burning of property, homes, destruction of places of worship (churches, mosques), economic installations, health institutions, schools, museums.”

Now he says the situation has worsened and noted difficulty in moving around the region due to “no fuel” and survivors of “brutal rape” being unable to receive care due to the blockade. He also said extensive criminal activity is an additional scourge, and over 1.5 million schoolchildren “have been deprived of their right to education for three years.”

In light of the widespread atrocities, Bishop Medhin appealed to local and international institutions to “exercise their moral duty” and be a “voice for the voiceless.” And he called on governments to become aware that this is currently the “largest active war” in the world, to “condemn these brutal genocidal acts,” and bring a “ceasefire and political dialogue to ensure lasting peace.”

A more detailed report on the suffering in Tigray was sent out to media by Vincentian Sister Medhin Tesfay, also from the Adigrat diocese, who wrote of “severely limited supplies and means of survival.” Since the blockade began, she said, Tigrayans have been brought to the brink of starvation partly due to “looting and destruction of farming equipment by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers.”

“On the streets of Tigray, it has become commonplace to see children folded over in hunger begging for bread and mothers desolately looking for anything to do to make sure that their children don’t perish,” Sister Medhin said. “Hundreds and thousands of desperate people knock on the doors of the Daughters of Charity seeking critical support. There are scores more starving in their homes forgoing food for days on end to make sure that the meagre supplies they have remaining help them last for as long as possible.”

War Crimes

In a Sept. 22 oral statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a non-governmental organization, agreed with the Council’s commission of experts on human rights in Ethiopia that there are “reasonable grounds to believe” that “war crimes and crimes against humanity” have been committed “in several instances.”

They also concurred with the commission that the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) and allied forces are responsible for “widespread and egregious acts of rape and sexual violence against Tigrayans throughout the course of the conflict,” while Tigrayan forces “have committed the same crimes, albeit on a smaller scale, targeting Amhara civilians and Eritrean refugees.”

“The ENDF and its allies have also used starvation as a weapon of war, as well as air and drone strikes on civilian structures, including hospitals, displaced persons camps, educational establishments and markets,” CSW’s oral statement continued, adding that there is enough evidence to suggest the Ethiopian government has been deliberately trying to “systematically destroy a people group.”

On Aug. 24, the ENDF launched a new, largescale military offensive involving “indiscriminate bombing and destruction.” CSW also noted that the first World Food Program airlift in over six weeks recently pulled 34 staff from the region and brought no humanitarian aid, despite an urgent appeal for insulin.

On Oct. 6, the European Parliament passed a resolution that included calling for an immediate ceasefire; condemning the Eritrean forces for invading Tigray and for war crimes and human rights; calling on both the Ethiopian and Tigrayan governments to ensure accountability for perpetrators of war crimes; and calling on EU Member States to impose sanctions against perpetrators.

The Tigrayan people are “living in fear day and night,” a priest who had fled the region told the Register Oct. 14. He also drew attention to a video, posted on social media, of a Tigrayan woman, whose father was killed in the conflict, confronting Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance at the World Bank. She held him responsible for many of the atrocities and accused him of visiting the institution to raise funds to buy more arms.

Holding On to Hope

Despite the worsening situation and encouraged by the power of the Cross, Sister Medhin said she and other Tigrayans continue to have “hope that the end to the war is near” and that “a new chapter for healing, peace and prosperity could be opened.”

“We welcome all who are moved to offer us support in giving our community a chance to survive, and all who can amplify our voice so that the suffering of innocents and the madness that has spread widely ends soon,” said Sister Medhin. “We will continue to pray for deliverance and our efforts to support those in need during their times of need.”

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Is The World Bank Funding The Genocidal War Against Christians of Tigray, Ethiopia?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 15, 2022

💭 በትግራይ ክርስትያኖች ላይ ለሚደረገው የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት የአለም ባንክ የገንዘብ ድጋፍ እያደረገ ነው?

💭 Is the World Bank Supporting Genocide againt Orthodox Christians of Ethiopia?

The World Bank, instead of doing more to help the international community end the brutal violence and hold the perpetrators accountable, it’s giving millions of dollars to the genocidist Islamo-Protestant Oromo regime of evil Abiy Ahmed Ali. How on earth did Washington issue a US visa to the genocidist minster of the brutal unEthiopian regime? Why is this evil invited to the World Bank, in the first place?

This monster-minster and his regime have stolen the money of Ethiopian Christians – never before in world history has a so-called government denied medicine to millions of its own people, closed their infrastructure, cut off their banking system and completely deprived all means of survival, yet, Babylon America gives him visa, money, time and protection – as long as it is preparing Ethiopia and Ethiopians for the planned neo-colonialist New World Order. Babylon Europe awards the Nobel Peace Prize, the German-Africa prize, buys time, and protects it – as long as he is killing ‘his own’ people and blocking potential migrants to the EU. Babylon Arabia, Turkey and Iran give this notorious Islamo-Protestant regime money, drones, weapons and protection – as long as it is massacring, and starving to death ancient Orthodox Christians. Mind boggling, isn’t?!

Well, this fascist regime is an Islamo-Protestant regime, and the victims are Orthodox Christians. As we see in the video, the finance minister has the same name as his PM, Ahmed. They babysit the Ahmeds and Mohameds – but they massacre the Abrahams and Davids.

Let’s remember, for example, the World Bank ended direct budget support to the country in 2005 after disputed elections resulted in the deaths of hundreds of protesters at the hands of police. The regime that time was not Islamo-Protestant.

💭 Protesters supporting Tigray gather Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Our brave sister and Activist Eleni Abrha, whose father was killed in the ongoing genocide in Tigray, interrupts the genocidist finance minister Ahmed Shede’s visit to the World Bank – as he prepares to beg for more money to fund the fascist Oromo regime’s genocidal war against Christians of Ethiopia.

💭 The World’s Deadliest War Isn’t in Ukraine, But in Ethiopia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/the-worlds-deadliest-war-isnt-in-ukraine-but-in-ethiopia/2022/03/22/eaf4b83c-a9b6-11ec-8a8e-9c6e9fc7a0de_story.html

As the fascist Oromo regime of Ethiopia seeks international support, organisations cannot shirk their obligation to acknowledge its political realities.

This week, Ethiopia, a low-income country facing economic difficulties, is making its case for a financial bailout at the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

It is also conducting a war of starvation in the northern Tigray region. Week by week soldiers are destroying everything essential to sustain life — food and farms, clinics and hospitals, water supplies.

How should the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development treat a government engaged in widespread and systematic destruction and impoverishment, not to mention killing and rape? Bank staff don’t like to make political judgments, but in this case the directors — representing the shareholders including the US and UK — cannot shirk their obligation to acknowledge the political realities in Ethiopia.

Despite an information blackout, evidence of mass atrocities is coming to light. A Belgian university group has documented more than 150 massacres. Health workers are treating hundreds of victims of rape. The aid group Médecins Sans Frontières says that 70 per cent of health facilities have been ransacked and vandalised. The US State Department reports that militia from the Amhara region have ethnically cleansed the western part of Tigray. The huge army of neighbouring Eritrea has rampaged through the region — invited in by Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

On April 6, the World Peace Foundation published evidence that a tripartite coalition of the Ethiopian and Eritrean armies plus Amhara militia is using starvation as a weapon of war. Before the outbreak of conflict in November, Tigray was largely free from hunger. Today, three-quarters of its 5.7m people need emergency aid. Just over 1m are receiving support — but it is routinely stolen by soldiers after it is distributed. We can expect death rates from hunger already to be rising.

The scorched earth campaign is undoing decades of development. Fruit orchards have been cut down and industries employing tens of thousands have been looted. Hotels that once hosted tourists visiting Tigray’s historic obelisks and cave churches have been stripped bare. Fertile lands in the western lowlands have been annexed by the Amhara region and Tigrayans expelled.

This looks like a concerted plan to reduce Tigray to poverty and leave its people dependent on food handouts. Regardless of who started the war and why, these actions go far beyond legitimate war aims. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has promised to investigate allegations of war crimes.

Alongside the human rights violations, donors will assess the reconstruction needs and compile an inventory of stolen or vandalised assets. On the list will be schools, clinics, water supply systems and university research departments, among other things — many of them paid for by multilateral agencies and governments. Who will foot the bill for rebuilding? At a time of straitened aid budgets, taxpayers in donor countries will balk at paying a second time around. Shouldn’t reconstruction be the responsibility of those who inflicted the damage?

This debate takes the World Bank into the troubled water of political conditionality on economic assistance. Ethiopia will raise objections, arguing that the conflict is a domestic affair and donors have no business interfering. It will also say that there are millions of people elsewhere in the country who need donor-financed assistance, such as through the flagship productive safety net programme, which helps poor farmers. An implicit threat lurking is the potential shockwave across Africa and beyond should a country of 110m people lurch into nationwide crisis.

But the war in Tigray isn’t a regrettable bump on the road to reform. A long war will devour Ethiopia’s resources, harden its authoritarian turn and deter investment.

It is not too late to turn the country back from its track towards famine, protracted conflict and impoverishment. It starts with a ceasefire, so that aid can reach the hungry and farmers can plant. The agricultural calendar means this can’t wait. Next is peace negotiations including the agenda of restitution and reconstruction. Rebuilding will be an expense for the cash-strapped government of Ethiopia, but essential to restore its reputation as a credible partner for investors and donors.

The directors of the World Bank and IMF cannot shy away from these hard issues when they consider Ethiopian requests for additional funds over the coming weeks. They should not fund Ethiopia’s self-destruction, but instead use their leverage to insist on an end to war and starvation.

European Union Opposed to World Bank’s $300 Million Grant

The World Bank’s board has approved a $300 million grant for Ethiopia to support the immediate needs of people as they face the devastation caused by conflict in the country.

A spokesperson for the European Commission told Devex, however, that the move is “premature” and potentially “counterproductive” to the nascent peace process. Analysts following Ethiopia also expressed concern that the grant would reward the government before it opens up full humanitarian access to the conflict-hit region of Tigray.

The Ethiopian government is accused of mass killings and gender-based violence, or GBV, among a range of allegations made by human rights lawyers since fighting began in the northern Tigray region in late 2020.

💭 The World Bank Gave Abiy Ahmed’s War A Lifeline – The World Bank Has Blood On Its Hands

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 😇 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

💭 የአለም ባንክ ለአብይ አህመድ ጦርነት ህይወት ዘራለት | የአለም ባንክ በእጁ ላይ ደም አለ

👹 The Depopulation Agenda. There is a sub-district in the capital, Addis Ababa, named after THE WORLD BANK (የዓለም ባንክ). This sub-district is predominantly inhabited by Muslim traders.

💭 THE WORLD BANK, POPULATION CONTROL AND THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENT

👉 የዓለም ባንክ፣ የሕዝብ ብዛት እና የአፍሪካ አካባቢ

“ተከታታይ የዓለም ባንክ ሪፖርቶች የአፍሪካ አገራት የህዝብ ብዛት፣ የግብርና ምርት እና አካባቢያዊ መበላሸት ከችግሮቿ መካከል ዋና ዋናዎቹ እንደሆኑ አድርገው ይገልጻሉ። መልእክቱ፤ ሰዎች ከበዙ፤ አነስተኛ መሬት፣ ዝቅተኛ ምርታማነት፣ አነስተኛ ምግብ እንደሚከሰት ለማሳየት የሞከሩ ይመስላሉ። እነዚህ ግምቶች የአፍሪካ ስነ-ሕዝብ፣ የአካባቢ ለውጥ እና የምግብ ምርት ብሎም በመካከላቸው ያለውን ግንኙነት ያስተናግዳሉ፣ እነዚህም የዓለም ባንክ ሪፖርቶች ቀለል ያሉ፣ አንድ ወጥ አመክንዮ ያላቸውና ደካሞች መሆናቸውን አመልካቾች ናቸው። እነዚህን ሰነዶች የአፍሪካን ማህበረሰቦች በተቋቋሙት የዓለም ባንክ ፖሊሲዎች አማካኝነት “ልማት ማጎልበት እንደሚያስፈልጋቸው” እና’የልማት ማህበረሰቡ’ እንደ አንድ’የልማት ግምት’ ቅጽ ተደርጎ ሊወሰድ እንደሚገባ መረዳት እንችላለን።”

Successive World Bank reports identify as the major problem facing African countries the nexus among population growth, agricultural production, and environmental degradation. The message: more people; less land; lower productivity; less food, appears self-evident. These assumptions displace any empirical examination of African demography, environmental change and food production, and the relations among them, which would undermine the simplistic and unilinear logic of the World Bank’s reports. These documents can be understood as a form of ‘development discourse’, constructing African societies as in need of ‘development’ through the established policies of the World Bank and in accordance with the assumptions of the ‘development community’.

💭 Genocide of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Christians by the Luciferians – 👹 evil Abiy Ahmed recently said: „We are too many, stop having children….world leaders/ our babysitters ordered us to fight against population growth, and against the world’s most ancient Christian communities and their written languages and Ethiopic/ Geʽez (ግዕዝ) script. If we don’t do that there won’t be governance for prosperity„

He literally said that – and he’s still in power! Mind boggling, isn’t it!? So, the fascist Galla-Oromo, Abiy Ahmed Ali is obviously their man in Addis Ababa.

👉 Amazing coincidence! The following is yesterday’s report from the United Nations Population Fund:

💭 Family Planning, A Life-Saving Intervention For Conflict-Affected Communities In Ethiopia

👉 በጣም አስገራሚ መገጣጠም፤ የተባበሩት መንግስታት በትናንትናው ዕለት የሚከተለውን ጽሑፍ አውጥቶታል። የግራኝ አንዱ ሞግዚት ተመድም፤ በልታችሁ በሰላም ለመኖር ልጅ አትውለዱ!” እያለን ነው። ዋው!

💭የቤተሰብ እቅድ፤ በኢትዮጵያ ግጭት ለተጎዱ ህብረተሰብዎች ሕይወትአዳኝ ጣልቃገብነት

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