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Will Ethiopia’s Genocide Be Worse Than Rwanda’s?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 3, 2021

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

👉 CIA agent Evil Abiy Ahmed Ali is Among The world’s Most Dangerous Men.

💭 My Note: Somebody just sent this tweet: “Australia: If You Haven’t Had A Vaccine By The 15th Of October, Then You Will Starve.„

👉 Readers Reaction: “Australia is the new Ethiopia. WHO / UN will set up refugee camps and start flying in bags of rice.„

By Michael Rubin, The Washington Examiner

When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, he was the toast of the town.

Today, he is among the world’s most dangerous men. Almost a year ago, he sent his army into Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region after leaders there defied his order to postpone elections. Abiy apologists blame his former partners in the Tigray People’s Liberation Front for sparking the conflict by attacking an Ethiopian military position . But Abiy’s subsequent operation appeared preplanned, and the collective punishment upon ethnic Tigrayans in Tigray and in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa was clearly illegal. Abiy moved to isolate Tigray, restrict media access, and prevent food and humanitarian aid from reaching the province. Abiy calculated that military intervention would be swift and decisive.

He was wrong. While the Ethiopian army initially cut through Tigray and forced Tigrayan fighters into the countryside, he wildly inflated the claim of their defeat. In July, Tigrayan forces recaptured their provincial capital and marched several thousand Ethiopian army prisoners through it. Abiy sought to raise ethnic militias from Ethiopia’s other provinces to do what the Ethiopian army could not. This, too, backfired: Not only was it throwing water onto a grease fire, but many Ethiopians also did not want Abiy to drive them into an unwise and unnecessary civil war that increasingly appeared to have more to do with Abiy’s ego than necessity. Indeed, all of Ethiopia has suffered from Abiy’s militaristic turn. He has transformed a promising economy into ruin.

In recent days, the situation has deteriorated further.

On Sept. 28, Martin Griffiths, the United Nations’s undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and its emergency relief coordinator, warned that famine was imminent in Tigray unless the Ethiopian government allowed aid trucks into the province. Abiy responded by expelling seven U.N. employees, including the heads of the Ethiopian offices of UNICEF and the head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. According to the U.N., 400,000 Tigrayans are at risk of imminent starvation. Abiy’s actions drew harsh White House condemnation .

What is worse, however, is the defiant rhetoric that Abiy and his close circle of cronies have adopted.

Samantha Power, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development who once wrote a book on genocide, noted that the virulent rhetoric of Ethiopian officials toward Tigray and that of Ethiopian online trolls mirrored the dehumanizing rhetoric that often preceded genocides elsewhere. Abiy has vowed to crush “the weeds” of Tigray, while his regime has promised to uproot the cancer.

In 1994, the U.N. and the world largely stood aside as Hutu militants, , prepared to wage genocide against Rwanda’s Tutsis. So, too, did the United States. In terms of rhetoric and militancy, Abiy and the Amharas with whom he allied appear prepared for a repeat. If the world does not take concrete action against Abiy to compel him to stand down on his plan, the question is not if there will be genocide against the Tigrayans, but when.

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President Joe Biden Threatens More Sanctions on Ethiopia & Eritrea over #TigrayGenocide

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 30, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2021.

The United States condemns Ethiopia’s expulsion of United Nations officials and will not hesitate to use sanctions against those who obstruct humanitarian efforts in the country, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was expelling seven senior U.N. officials, two days after the U.N. aid chief warned hundreds of thousands of people in the northern region of Tigray were likely experiencing famine due to a government blockade of aid.

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U.N. Chief “Shocked” By Ethiopia’s Expulsion of U.N. Officials

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 30, 2021

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

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres was “shocked” by the information that Ethiopia has declared seven senior U.N. officials working in the country persona non grata, U.S. spokesperson Stephanie Tremblay told a press briefing on Thursday.

“We are now engaging with the government of Ethiopia in the expectation that the concerned U.N. will be allowed to continue their important work,” Tremblay said.

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💭 Another Tragic Drama – Tragedy? በረሃብ እየረገፉ ባሉት ጽዮናውያን ላይ ሌላ አሳዛኝ ድራማ?

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Ethiopia to Expel Senior UN Staff Following Criticism of Tigray Aid Blockade | #TigrayGenocide

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 30, 2021

💭 ይህን “ሳሙኤል ጌታቸው” የተባለ ውዳቂ የአውሬው ቱልቱላ ቸል እንበለው።

Ethiopia said Thursday it would expel seven senior UN officials for “meddling” in its affairs, a move that came after aid workers sounded the alarm on humanitarian access to conflict-torn Tigray.

The seven, who include individuals from UNICEF and UNOCHA, have been declared “persona non grata” and given 72 hours to leave the country, a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

The foreign ministry said it had “declared a ‘persona non grata’ for seven individuals who are working for various international NGOs in Ethiopia for meddling in the internal affairs of the country.”

“According to the letters addressed to each of the 7 individuals listed below, all of them must leave the territory of Ethiopia within the next 72 hours,” it said on its Facebook page.

The statement named seven officials working for various UN agencies.

.@mfaethiopia declared ”persona non grata” for seven individuals who have been working for some international NGOs in #Ethiopia for meddling in the internal affairs of the country. They must leave the country within the next 72 hrs. 30 September 2021 pic.twitter.com/9sk9e7YFYE

— MFA Ethiopia?￰゚ヌᄍ (@mfaethiopia) September 30, 2021

Ethiopia’s northern-most region of Tigray has been mired in conflict since November.

The United Nations has previously estimated that 400,000 people face famine-like conditions there, and fears are growing of deaths from starvation.

The UN has said the region remains under a de-facto blockade and warned of a “looming catastrophe” as fighting between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed‘s forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has spread to neighboring areas.

The UN’s acting humanitarian coordinator for Ethiopia, Grant Leaity – one of the officials facing expulson – warned this month that stocks of relief aid, cash and fuel were “running very low or are completely depleted” and food stocks had run out in late August.

As the war has expanded, claiming thousands of lives, the humanitarian crisis has only deepened.

Earlier this month, doctors told AFP that Tigray was entering a new phase of fatalities driven by the kind of widespread starvation that turned Ethiopia into a byword for famine in the 1980s.

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Where is The Outrage For Ethiopia? ቁጣው ለኢትዮጵያ የት አለ?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 30, 2021

“ወገኔ” በሚሉት ሕዝብ ላይ ይህን ያህል ጭካኔ እና አረመኔነት? እንኳን አንድን ንጹሕ ሕዝብን፤ ጠላት የሆነውን ግለሰብ እንኳን በረሃብ ለመግደል አልመኝም። ይህ እኮ የክፋቶች ሁሉ አለቃ ዲያብሎስ እንኳን ለመሥራት የማይደፍረው እጅግ በጣም ግዙፍ ኃጢዓት ነው! አረመኔው አብዮት አህመድ አሊና ጭፍሮቹ፡ እነ ሂትለርን ቀድመው ወደ ገሃነም ወደማይጠፋ እሳት እንደሚጣሉ እርግጠኛ መሆን ይቻላል።

Opinion by Isha Sesay, Masai Ujiri, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Liz Agbor-Tabi

Isha Sesay is CEO of OkayMedia and a journalist who has previously worked for BBC, Sky and CNN. Masai Ujiri is the president of the Toronto Raptors and co-founder of youth sports organization Giants of Africa. Gbenga Akinnagbe is an actor known for his work on “The Wire,” “The Good Wife” and Broadway’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and Liz Agbor-Tabi is vice president for global policy and government affairs at Global Citizen, an organization with a mission to end extreme poverty by 2030. The views expressed here are their own.

The sudden fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has rightly drawn much of the world’s ire and attention. Fears of women’s rights and civil liberties being swept aside by Islamic extremism, along with trepidation about the country’s threat to regional stability, have all justly triggered global concern.

And yet, much to our distress, for nearly a year the world has paid comparatively little attention to another brutal and escalating conflict; the catastrophic violence in Ethiopia that is affecting the lives of millions and imperiling stability in the Horn of Africa.

The fighting, which first erupted in November 2020, is the result of a dispute between the government of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and fighters in the country’s mountainous northern region of Tigray. Thousands of Ethiopians have been killed in the conflict, and there is evidence of massacres of the innocent.

Two million people have been displaced, more than 350,000 are facing famine, and millions more are in need of emergency food aid. Yet continued fighting, bureaucratic hurdles imposed by the federal government and the blocking of key humanitarian aid routes has engendered a growing desperation that’s gone largely unnoticed by the global community.

We have watched in horror as humanitarian groups have sounded the alarm about multiplying accounts of Ethiopian military members, along with allied troops from neighboring Eritrea and various supporting militia, claiming the bodies of Tigrayan women and girls as an extension of the battlefield. The Ethiopian government has pledged investigations into any wrongdoing.

Stories of rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, torture and humiliation have emerged as a grotesque feature of this crisis. Pramila Patten, the UN’s top official on sexual violence in conflict, said in April that Tigrayan women and girls are being subjected to sexual abuse with “a level of cruelty beyond comprehension.” In media reports, local medics have described removing nails and rocks from the bodies of victims.

Again, we ask: Where is the outrage?

According to Amnesty International, more than 1,000 cases of sexual violence were registered by local health facilities within just three months, and yet these estimates are likely just the tip of the iceberg. All too often, fear and stigma prevent many survivors from ever coming forward to report their ordeal.

Though Tigray has been largely cut off from the world, at times deprived of electricity and telecommunications, we know enough from the global media and aid workers who have struggled to gain access that something heinous is happening there.

Yet you wouldn’t know that from the world’s response.

Day after day, as conditions worsened on the ground, we have hoped that the suffering of millions of Africans would trigger a public outcry. We waited for the details of this humanitarian crisis to galvanize mass protests, dominate our social feeds and create a united stand from our global leaders.

But we have yet to see an international joint communique that could bring this devastating violence to an end. Where there should have been bold action, there has been largely silence and half measures — President Joe Biden’s timid authorization of broad sanctions among them.

We had hoped that long before now, the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front would have engaged in urgent talks to end this and allow critically needed aid to pass safely into the region. Instead, this conflict has entered a new and potentially more deadly phase. The war is expanding, with the violence that started in Tigray spreading into the neighboring regions. Dangerous alliances are being formed and the battle lines redrawn. Prime Minister Abiy has called for all able-bodied citizens to root out the TPLF. In recent weeks, Tigrayan rebels have joined with anti-government forces from the Oromo region.

Ethiopia now stands on the brink of a full-blown civil war. This would not only be a tremendous tragedy for the people of Africa’s second-most-populous nation — it could also spark significant trouble for neighboring Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt and Somalia. In truth, a fractious, convulsive Ethiopia would have a massive impact on the entire continent, and the accompanying reverberations have the potential to set off a chain reaction that could impact us all.

The stakes are too high to allow this conflict to continue, which is why this group of prominent Africans from across advocacy, media, sports, arts and entertainment has come together to speak up. We believe that it is incumbent upon us, as Africans, to use our platforms to stand up for and in solidarity with our Ethiopian brothers and sisters who bear the burden of this violence. We cannot sit passively on the sidelines amid mounting ethnic clashes and allegations of crimes against humanity in Africa’s oldest independent country.

We are using our collective voices to demand that leaders from both sides of this conflict halt the violence and immediately allow humanitarian access to the affected regions. We also call on the African Union, the UN and the United States government to redouble their pressure on the warring parties to help ensure a negotiated resolution to the regional conflict in Ethiopia; justice for the victims of sexual violence; and the lifting of restrictions on the media.

We are also directing this call for action to ordinary Americans of all races, ages and walks of life. We take inspiration from the unity shown last summer, when Africans across the continent stood in public solidarity with Americans to protest racial injustice following the murder of George Floyd.

We saw the power of collective action and what can be achieved when we come together for a just and righteous purpose. A new, critical moment has arrived, and we believe this brutal conflict demands that we stand together again as one.

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Ethiopia Crisis ‘Stain on Our Conscience’ | Children Starve to Death in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 29, 2021

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

የትግራይ ረሃብ ‘በህሊናችን ላይ እድፍ‘”

✞✞✞[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፴፯፥፳፯፡፳፱]✞✞✞

ከክፉ ሽሽ፥ መልካምንም አድርግ፤ ለዘላለምም ትኖራለህ። እግዚአብሔር ፍርዱን ይወድዳልና፥ ቅዱሳኑንም አይጥላቸውምና፤ ለዘላለምም ይጠብቃቸዋል ለንጹሓንም ይበቀልላቸዋል፤ የኅጥኣን ዘር ግን ይጠፋል። ጻድቃን ምድርን ይወርሳሉ፥ በእርስዋም ለዘላለም ይኖራሉ።

✞✞✞[መጽሐፈ ምሳሌ ምዕራፍ ፳፰፭]✞✞✞

ክፉዎች ሰዎች ፍርድን አያስተውሉም፤ እግዚአብሔርን የሚሹ ግን ሁሉን ያስተውላሉ።

The crisis in Ethiopia is a “stain on our conscience,” the United Nations humanitarian chief said Tuesday, as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N. has called a de facto government blockade of food, medical supplies and fuel.

In an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, Martin Griffiths issued one of the most sharply worded criticisms yet of the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade after nearly a year of war. Memories of the 1980s famine in Ethiopia, which killed some 1 million people and whose images shocked the world, are vivid in his mind, “and we fervently hope is not happening at present,” he said.

“That’s what keeps people awake at night,” Griffiths said, “is worrying about whether that’s what is in prospect, and in prospect soon.”

He described a landscape of deprivation inside Tigray, where the malnutrition rate is now over 22% — “roughly the same as we saw in Somalia in 2011 at the start of the Somali famine,” which killed more than a quarter-million people.

The war in Ethiopia began last November on the brink of harvest in Tigray, and the U.N. has said at least half of the coming harvest will fail. Witnesses have said Ethiopian and allied forces destroyed or looted food sources.

Meanwhile just 10% of needed humanitarian supplies have been reaching Tigray in recent weeks, Griffiths said.

“So people have been eating roots and flowers and plants instead of a normal steady meal,” he said.

“The lack of food will mean that people will start to die.”

Last week the AP, citing witness accounts and internal documents, reported the first starvation deaths since Ethiopia’s government imposed the blockade on the region of 6 million people in an attempt to keep support from reaching Tigray forces.

But the problem is not hunger alone.

The U.N. humanitarian chief, who recently visited Tigray, cited the lack of medical supplies and noted that vulnerable children and pregnant or lactating mothers are often the first to die of disease. Some 200,000 children throughout the region have missed vaccinations since the war began.

And the lack of fuel — “pretty well down to zero now,” Griffiths said — means the U.N. and other humanitarian groups are finding it all but impossible to reach people throughout Tigray or even to know the true scale of need.

Phone, internet and banking services have also been cut off.

Billene Seyoum, the spokeswoman for Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, did not respond to questions. The government has blamed problems with humanitarian aid delivery on the Tigray forces, who long dominated the national government before Abiy sidelined them. Abiy’s government also has alarmed U.N. officials and others by accusing humanitarian workers of supporting the Tigray fighters.

Griffiths called such allegations unacceptable and unfair. He said he has told the government to share any evidence of misconduct by humanitarian workers so the U.N. can investigate, but “so far as I’m aware, we haven’t had such cases put to us.”

Humanitarian workers boarding flights to Tigray are told not to bring items including multivitamins, can openers and medicines, even personal ones. The U.N. humanitarian chief said he too was searched when he visited Tigray, with authorities examining everything in his bag and even questioning why he was carrying earphones.

Ethiopia’s crisis has led the U.N., the United States and others to urge the warring sides to stop the fighting and take steps toward peace, but Griffiths warned that “the war doesn’t look as if it’s finishing any time soon.”

On the contrary, in recent weeks it spread into the neighboring Amhara region. Griffiths said the active battle lines are making it challenging to get aid to hundreds of thousands more people.

Ethiopia will see the formation of a new government next week with another five years in office for the prime minister. Griffiths, who said he last spoke with Abiy three or four weeks ago, expressed hope for a change of direction.

“We’d all like to see is with that election inauguration, that we would see new leadership leading Ethiopia away from the abyss that it’s peering into at the moment, that the national dialogue process which he discussed with me in the past, and his deputy discussed with me last week, that needs to happen,” Griffiths said.

“It needs to be coherent, it needs to be inclusive and it needs to be soon.”

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From Hypocrisy to Fascism | This is What Evil Abiy Ahmed Wrote to the People of Yemen in 2018

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 28, 2021

💭 Your Words Not Mine: A Message to PM Abiy in His Own Words

This is a slightly modified version of the message sent by PM Abiy Ahmed in December 2018 to the people of Yemen, re-worded to address him and the people of Ethiopia amidst the ongoing war on Tigray.

To the people of the Land of Origins,

To the people of the Land of the thirteen months of sunshine

To the people who pioneered civilization and are the descendants of the architects of Axum and Lalibela

To the people of wisdom since the rule of the Queen of Sheba

To the people of a country like no other. A country that was mentioned over 40 times in the Bible and which is called the land of origins, the cradle of humanity, and the source of Blue Nile.

To you, the people of Happy Ethiopia, to whom the Prophet Muhammad once sent his earliest followers seeking refuge safe haven because he believed the Negashi of Ethiopia would not “wrong anyone”

To the owners of gentle and soft hearts, and the people endowed with wisdom.

To the people of faith. . The bloodshed between your people is haram and immoral.

Why do you drain your resources, and destroy your country, and the lives of each other?

Why do you destroy your civilization, your progress, and your glory?

Why abandon your families?

Why do you turn your own children into orphans, and deprive them of enjoying a calm and serene life in a country that has always been lauded as a happy one?

Everyone, I refer to all the parties fighting in political and on devastating battlefields, is a loser in war as war brings nothing but destruction, loss, devastation, hatred. and riots. War causes scourge and separation to spread. So how can this happen between the people of one land and one nation? War destroys your foundations, your relationships, and your kinship, causing nothing but destruction and ignorance.

What Ethiopia are you fighting for when you’ve destroyed every corner of your country? Why don’t you use reason, when you are the ones who were described as wise? Why do you teach the language of war and fighting rather than the language of dialogue, when you are the owners of eloquence? Why don’t you sit at a table and talk, negotiate, and discuss what is best?

You should agree and disagree without bloodshed, and without wars, as the people of one home.

Brought together with affection, familiarity, love, and the interest of one united nation. Offer yourselves and your children a future that is built on the foundation of science, knowledge, and development. Plan your growth and progress and keep up with the civilization that you were once at the forefront of.

You are all responsible and accountable for the state that your country is in; the county we care for and love and are concerned about its security and stability. You are the first to shake hands, so shake each other’s hand and meet each other with hearts full of love. Let your wisdom guide you.

Think about what your country has come to from separation, fighting, and killing. Think of the common good rather than personal interests, and renounce sectarianism and fragmentation.

Come to a common conclusion that you agree on, in the interest of your honorable people who have suffered so much from the scourge of this useless war; the war that will only leave behind destruction and ruin.

Pull all your differences on the proverbial table of dialogue, reason, wisdom, and equity.

Agree among each other as a family and as loved ones and then surrender to peace and enter it with all the forces you can muster as it is in the benefit of your country and the future of your civilization that flourishes like a garden as you enjoy the goodness of the land and the forgiveness of God.

With all love and pride, we look forward to the certainty that wisdom is rightful. And we are ready to do all that is needed to achieve reconciliation and stop the bloodshed and return to the peace and prosperity of your beloved country.

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Mai Kadra | Eyewitness Accounts, Video Confirm Reports of Tigrayan Children Held in Brutal Concentration Camp

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 27, 2021

💭 ማይ ካድራ | የአይን እማኝ ዘገባዎችና ቪዲዮዎች የትግራይ ሕፃናት በማጎሪያ ካምፕ ውስጥ በጭካኔ መታጎራቸውን አረጋግጠዋል

👉 የሳተላይት ምስሎች የተረፉትን የዓይን ምስክሮች ዘገባዎች ይደግፋሉ። 😈 የኢትዮጵያ ወታደሮች ሕፃናትን ጨምሮ በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ተጋሩን በጭካኔ ካምፖች ውስጥ አጉረዋቸው ነበር።

Satellite Images Support Survivors’ Accounts: Ethiopian Forces Held Thousands, Including Children, in Brutal Camps

In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, beginning in November 2020, children who should have been laughing with friends and studying in school were instead locked up, crying, starving and abused in concentration camps, according to multiple eyewitness reports that have been corroborated by satellite imagery and analysis, as well as cell phone video footage smuggled out by an escapee.

Ethiopian federal forces, abetted by special forces, paramilitary groups, militia and police acting under the authority of the Amharan regional government, locked up in multiple locations hundreds of children of all ages — and even pregnant women, infants and toddlers — along with thousands of Tigrayan adults and senior citizens. These people appear to have been held in harsh conditions, systematically starved and beaten because of their ethnicity and with no judicial process or valid legal pretext. That is the definition of a concentration camp. This is a previously unreported part of an ongoing genocidal campaign led by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed — ironically enough, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate — against various ethnic groups, including Tigrayans, Kimant, Gumuz, Ogaden (Somalis), Agew, Irob, Afar and Sidama.

This report is based on eyewitness accounts by dozens of people from five ethnic groups, including 11 former prisoners who were interviewed in four different refugee camps in eastern Sudan. Doctors have recounted their treatment of another seven former prisoners, including young children. Satellite imagery from Maxar (a space technology company based in Westminster, Colorado) and Planet Labs (an Earth imaging company based in San Francisco) corroborates these eyewitness reports. So does video footage which one former prisoner shot on his cell phone before he escaped a previously unreported concentration camp in western Tigray, located in the notorious Abbadi warehouse compound in Mai Kadra.

The cell phone footage admittedly does not conform to classic notions of what a concentration camp looks like, as in World War II films.There are no bars, guard towers, German Shepherds, barracks, searchlights or coils of razor wire. In the videos, prisoners can be seen eating popcorn, drinking coffee, teasing each other and making jokes in Tigrigna, the language of the Tigray people.

“Young children who were imprisoned and abused”

“We are seeing a generation of Tigrayan refugee children, many of whom are growing up with a sense of hopelessness,” said Dr. Mebrahtom Yehdago, 37, from Humera. He is a Tigrayan doctor and refugee in Tenedba refugee camp in eastern Sudan. “As a doctor, I feel so disturbed, sad, and angry to see these kinds of situations. These children are innocent. These are young children who were imprisoned and abused. How can we get the world to pay attention and do more to help the children?”

Dr. Mebrahtom outlines the cases of former child prisoners in concentration camps whom he has treated: four boys, ages 2, 9, 13 and 15. The two-year-old was imprisoned with his mother in the Mai Kadra concentration camp – which satellite imagery shows is in the Abbadi warehouse compound, a bit north and across the street from the police station, just as eyewitnesses reported. They were imprisoned from Nov. 14 to Nov. 27, 2020, until the mother paid their captors — the Fanu, the Amhara militia and the Amharan Regional Police — a ransom of 50,000 Ethiopian birr (about USD $1,086) for their release.

The toddler presented with physical complications, Dr. Mebrahtom said, including recurrent diarrhea, dehydration, malnutrition and pneumonia, as well as psychological issues. For example, when the boy sees a large group of people, he starts shouting and crying. His mother says he is remembering their hardship in captivity.

Their captors provided no food or water. About twice a week, according to former prisoners who escaped, Doctors Without Borders (or MSF, its French acronym) workers from Abdelrafe would distribute packets of digestive biscuits and fill two large water tanks. MSF repaired one water tank and installed another, without which the prisoners would have had only a few sinks in the bathrooms, where toilets and floors were overflowing with feces. MSF also built a new bathroom. The prisoners in Mai Kadra, like those in other concentration camps in western Tigray, survived by pilfering and roasting sesame seeds stored in the warehouses where they were held captive. This meager sustenance came from bags of seeds that the Amharan forces had looted from Tigrayan farmers and hauled to the warehouses on trailers pulled by tractors. The tractors in Mai Kadra were stolen from the Abbadis, a wealthy Tigrayan family who had owned the warehouse compound.

Satellite imagery shows tractors hooked to trailers near the compound garage. Some prisoners who had Amharan relatives or friends, and who could get money brought to them, paid bribes to Amharan militia guards. In exchange, the guards would allow two or three small boys, around eight years old, to run to the market and return with a kind of flat bread called injera, which the prisoners would distribute.

“We are here to kill you”

Dr. Mebrahtom described the case of a 15-year-old boy, imprisoned in the same place in Mai Kadra. He is an insulin-dependent diabetic. When he asked for permission to buy insulin from a local pharmacy, his captors said, “We are not here to treat you; we are here to kill you. We are gathering the Tigrayan refugees here to kill them.” …..

Dr. Mebrahtom explains that the abuse of Tigrayan children in Mai Kadra was not unique. It was part of a pattern which the doctor has seen, and which other eyewitnesses confirmed in interviews, which also involved children locked up in various sites in the regional capital of western Tigray, Humera. For example, the doctor has treated a 9-year-old boy who had been imprisoned for four days in the old police station in Humera.

Eyewitnesses who had been incarcerated in the old police station, and who were subsequently transferred to the Yitbarak warehouse in Humera, from which they escaped, reported that the only food and water available in the station (administered by the Amhara Regional Police) was whatever the prisoners could buy and have brought in from outside. And in the Yitbarak warehouse (sometimes called the Tabarak warehouse), prisoners subsisted by pilfering sesame seeds from bags looted by the Amhara and stored in the warehouse. So this young child, like hundreds of other children and adults imprisoned in multiple locations, had to survive on handfuls of seeds and a little water, with an occasional supplement of a piece of injera or a few digestive biscuits. I asked the doctor who had arrested the 9-year-old boy, and why.

💭 Five paths to freedom

There were five paths to freedom from the Mai Kadra concentration camp:

  1. the Amharan regional government released some who paid a ransom — an illegal act of extortion which confirms that there was no valid legal purpose for holding the prisoners;
  2. they released some who claimed Amharan ancestry, which confirms that the Ethiopian government was arresting Tigrayans because of their ethnicity;
  3. after several weeks, they released some old people, sick people, pregnant women and women with young children, although one witness among the released prisoners — a woman who returned to Mai Kadra — reported that the Amharans released these Tigrayans into a deadly ambush by Eritrean soldiers allied with Ethiopia’s federal government;
  4. more than 150 Tigrayans escaped Mai Kadra over a four-day period; and
  5. some died of starvation and disease due to lack of adequate nutrition or sufficient medical care in captivity.

Continue reading…

Tigrayans Being Sent to Concentration Camps in Addis Ababa | ትግራዋዮች በአዲስ አበባ ወደ ማጎሪያ ካምፖች ሲወሰዱ

💭 My Note: They say, there is war in Oromia too – so, why don’t they do the same to the Oromos in Addis? The Answer is because it’s the Oromos who are the perpetrators. It’s all lies, there is no war in Oromia – there ain’t no such thing as “Eritrean soldiers in Oromia” – Evil Abiy Ahmed’s fascist regime is an Oromo one – and it’s the Oromos + the Amharas who are responsible for the #TigrayGenocide. Will the Addis Ababa residents now have a desire to show solidarity with Tigrayans against this sort of barbarity? No, they won’t! Unless the T.D.F advance towards Addis Ababa, I smell Auschwitz!

Thousands of Ethnic-Tigrayan Residents of Addis Ababa Being Marched to Mass Detention Centers.

Turning Point in Tigray | Bring This Uniquely Monstrous War Criminal to Justice

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30 Organizations Urge Action to End Violence and Famine in Tigray, Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 22, 2021

😈 የፋሺስቱ የኦሮሞ አገዛዝ አረመኔነት መላው ዓለምን ጉድ እያሰኘው ነው 😈

ባዕዳውያኑ “ኢትዮጵያውያን ነን” ከሚሉት ከንቱዎች የተሻሉ ናቸው።

✞✞✞ኦ ሚካኤል ኦ ሚካኤል አማላጃችን ሚካኤል ሆይ፤ ፈጥኖ ደራሻችን ሚካኤል ሆይ፤ የተጨነቀውን የተጨቈነውን ነፃ የምታወጣው ሚካኤል ሆይ፤ ስለማ ላንተ ይሁን፤ ሠራተኛው ሠርቶ እንዲበላ ውሎ እንዲገባ የምትጠብቀው ሚካኤል ሆይ ስላም ላንተ ይሁን። ችግረኛውን ለመርዳት ከልዑል ዘንድ የምትላክ ሚካኤል ሆይ ሰላም ላንተ ይሁን አዳኝነትህን በማመን የለመነህን ሁሉ በክንፈ ረድኤትህ የምትሠውረው ሚካኤል ሆይ፤ ሰላም ላንተ ይሁን

አቤቱ የታላቁ መልአክ የቅዱስ ሚካኤል አምላክ ሆይ፤ በአርአያህ በአምሳልህ የፈጠርከን ሕዝቦችህን ሁሉ ከመከራ ሥጋ ከመከራ ነፍስ ሠውረን፤ ለዘላለሙ አሜን!✞✞✞

በጽዮናውያን ላይ ለዘጠኝ ወራት ያህል ያካሄዱት የቦምብና ጥይት ጭፍጨፋና ሴት መድፈር አልበቃቸውም፤ ዛሬም ላቀዱላት የእስላማዊት ኦሮሚያ ኤሚራት ምስረታ ሲሉ “ሰማዕታት ለመሆን” ሕዝቡን በረሃብና በጥሜት ፈጅተው ከመጨረስ ወደኋላ እንደማይሉ መላው ዓለም “ጉድ ነው!” ብሎ በመገረም ጭካኔውን በጥሞና እየተከታተለው ነው። “ምን ዓይነት ጉድ ነው? እነ ሂትለር እንኳን ያላሳዩትን ዓይነት ጭካኔ አንድ አገዛዝ የራሱን ሕዝብ በዚህ መልክ ለመጨረስ መወሰኑ በታሪክ አልተመዘገበም! ምን ዓይነት አረመኔዎች ናቸው? ያውም በዘመነ ኮሮና?” በማለት ብዙ ሃገራትን፣ ተቋማትንና ሜዲያዎችን በማስቆጣት ላይ ይገኛል።

እነዚህን ዛሬ የወጡት ሁለት ዜናዎች እንመልከት፤ ለተባበሩት መንግሥታት ይህ ተገቢ የሆነውን ደብዳቤ የጻፉትን ዓለም ዓቀፍ ተቋማት እንመልከት። ከሰላሳዎቹ ተቋማት መካከል አንድ ተቀማጭነቱ በአሜሪካ የሆነ ድርጅት ECDC ብቻ ነው ተካፋይ የሆነው። የእነ ሸህ አቡ ፋና a.k.a አቡነ ፋኑኤል ገንዘብ ማምረቻ ፋብሪካዎች የሉበትም። ሌላው ደግሞ፤ ተቋማቱ አይሁዳውያንን እና ክርስቲያኖችን ብቻ ያካተተ ነው፤ አንድም የእስልምና ወይም የኦሮሞ ድርጅት ወይንም ተቋም የለም። ድሮውንስ እነርሱ አየደሉም እንዴ ፀረክርስቲያን የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነቱን በማካሄድ ላይ ያሉት?! ጦርነቱን በሁሉም ግንባር ነው የሚያካሂዱት፤ ለምሳሌ ልክ ደሊላ ሳምሶንን እያታለለች እንዳደከመችው የዋቄዮአላህ ጭፍሮችም ተጋሩን እያታለሉ፣ ለማዳከምና እንባቸውን፣ ጥንካሪያቸውና ድላቸውንም ለመንጠቅ ስራ ፈት የሆኑ አክቲቪስቶቻቸውን ይልኩባቸዋል።

በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ፤ በዚሁ በዛሬው ዕለት ይህን የትግራይን ሕዝብ ከረሃብ ለማዳን ታስቦ የተጻፈውን የባዕዳውያኑን ደብዳቤ በሚጻረር፤ የትግራይ ሕዝብ በረሃብ እንዲያልቅ የሚከተለው ጥሪ ለሃያ ዓመታት እነ አቡነ መቆርዮስን ጠምዝዘው ፀረ-ጽዮናውያን የሆነ አቋም እንዲኖራቸው ካደረጉት ተቋማት መካከል አንዱ በሆነው በአሜሪካ የዲያስፐራ “ኢትዮጵያውያን” ድርጅት አማካኝነት ተላልፏል። ምን ዓይነት ፋሺስቶችና እርኩስ አረመኔዎች ናቸው?! ከየት የተገኙ የሰይጣን ጭፍሮች ናቸው? እነዚህ አውሬዎች በጭራሽ “ኢትዮጵያውያን” ሊሆኑ አይችሉም፤ ናቸው ካልን እግዚአብሔርን ማሳዘንና ኢትዮጵያንም ማስለቀስ ነው የሚሆነው።

😈 “ኢትዮጵያውያን ነንባዮቹ አረመኔዎቹ ዲያስፐራዎች፤

“ፕሬዝዳንት ባይድን ኢትዮጵያን ዒላማ ያደረገውን የአስፈጻሚ ትዕዛዛቸውን እንዲሰርዙ የኢትዮጵያ ዲያስፖራ ጥሪ አቅርበዋል።

Ethiopian American Civic Council (EACC)

Ethiopian Diaspora Calls on President Biden to Rescind Executive Order Targeting Ethiopia

ዋው! ቆሻሾች!

👏 ባዕዳውያኑ፤

በትግራይ ኢትዮጵያ ሁከትና ረሀብ እንዲቆም ፴/30 ድርጅቶች ጥሪ አቅርበዋል። የጋራ ክፍት ደብዳቤ ለተባበሩት መንግስታት ዋና ፀሐፊ አንቶኒዮ ጉተሬዝ እና የፀጥታው ምክር ቤት አባል አገራት ቋሚ ተወካዮች።

Joint Open Letter To U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres And Permanent Representatives Of Security Council Member States

September 21, 2021.

Your Excellencies:

We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge you to demand publicly that the parties to the conflict in northern Ethiopia end ongoing violence and dismantle the blockade preventing relief assistance from reaching millions of people on the brink of starvation. We ask you to use your to respective platforms to focus on the crisis in Tigray at the United Nations Security Council, at the African Union, and at the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly, and to actively engage the parties to the conflict to prevent growing famine and suffering on a scale not seen in Ethiopia since the great famine of 1983-1985.

Since fighting erupted in November 2020, civilians have been trapped between the parties to the conflict, largely cut off from assistance and communications, and displaced to other parts of Tigray, other regions of Ethiopia, and into neighboring countries. The fighting has been marked by widespread human rights abuses including sexual violence, starvation as a weapon of war, and ill-treatment of the displaced. Investigations initiated into these violations of international human rights, humanitarian, and refugee law must be independent and credible and those responsible held to account. The UN Security Council, UN General Assembly, and African Union must put this growing threat to international peace and security at the top of agendas.

Our concerns about the worsening crisis in northern Ethiopia include:

Gross human rights violations

As the conflict expands and affects civilians in other areas of the country, ethnic demonization and hateful rhetoric reminiscent of crises in Rwanda, Burundi, and Darfur threaten to tear at the country’s fragile social fabric. For more than nine months the world has watched in horror as parties to the conflict commit unspeakable crimes, with millions of civilians facing grave human rights violations, forced displacement and loss of livelihoods, arbitrary arrest and detention, and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure. This compelled the U.S. Government to launch an investigation into whether war crimes, crimes against humanity, and even genocide have occurred. As you know, this investigation is taking place in parallel with the ongoing joint UN Human Rights – Ethiopian Human Rights Commission investigation.

Denial of relief assistance

The blockade put in place by the government of Ethiopia on June 28 has caused the number suffering from extreme hunger to increase dramatically. Ethiopian troops withdrew from the region and banking facilities were closed, preventing access to money to purchase food. Communications were cut, denying people trapped inside Tigray the chance to report on their well-being to family members outside the region. And trade was denied, collapsing local markets for fuel or electricity. Primary and secondary road routes were blocked, forcing the aid operation on to a tertiary route via Afar. Between July 1 and August 31, fewer than 400 trucks of relief supplies were permitted entry to Tigray along a circuitous rural road, despite the UN declaring more than 6,100 trucks (or, 6 percent) were required to stem the tide of famine.

Growing humanitarian crisis

On August 9, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET), published its food security outlook for Tigray revealing that 5.2 million men, women, and children now face extreme food insecurity. That number includes people who are now experiencing starvation which results in severe malnutrition, starvation, disease, and high death rates. Violence that has spread into neighboring Afar and Amhara region has displaced some 400,000 people and potentially threatens lives and livelihoods of millions more.

Famine has already set in for hundreds of thousands in Tigray. But this does not need to be the fate of millions more at risk. The parties to this conflict can cease hostilities and save the lives of their own people. The blockade can be lifted for relief workers to reach those in need before a repeat of the tragedy of 1983-85 famine, which took the lives of as many as 2 million Ethiopians. The UN Security Council and African Union can put the crisis on their formal program of work and demand action to prevent further needless suffering and loss of life.

Recommendations

We call upon members of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General to take concrete action to address the crisis in Tigray and to put its resolution at the top of the agenda during the UN General Assembly. In particular, here are four actions you can take to help the people of northern Ethiopia:

  1. Call for a humanitarian cease-fire that includes a withdrawal of all forces from Tigray and surrounding regions;
  2. Demand that the government of Ethiopia remove the humanitarian blockade and bureaucratic obstructions to the aid effort;
  3. Press for the deployment of international monitors and independent investigations into allegations into war crimes and other abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law, and;
  4. Encourage a national dialogue that includes opposition groups such as the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front.

UN leadership matters. We call on you to press for global action to curb this threat to international peace and security and prevent foreseeable mass suffering and the worst of outcomes for Ethiopia and its people.

Sincerely,

  1. Access Books
  2. Alliance for Peacebuilding
  3. Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS-USA)
  4. Bread for the World
  5. Civil Society Action Committee
  6. Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
  7. Educators’ Institute for Human Rights (EIHR)
  8. Ethiopian Community Development Council
  9. Faiths for Safe Water
  10. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  11. Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ
  12. HIAS
  13. Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights
  14. Jewish World Watch
  15. Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
  16. Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
  17. Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
  18. NAVA / Niue Australian Vagahau Association
  19. NGO Committee on Migration
  20. PacificwinPacific
  21. Partners Global
  22. PAWA / Pacific Australian Womens Association
  23. R-SEAT
  24. Refugees International
  25. San Felipe Humanitarian Alliance
  26. Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN)
  27. The Center for Victims of Torture
  28. The Sentry
  29. The United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society
  30. U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

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US President Joe Biden on The Genocidal Taliban of Ethiopia | #TigrayGenocde

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 21, 2021

የንግግር ማድረጊያው ጠረጴዛ ላይ ያሉትን “ቀይቢጫአረንጓዴ አምፑሎችን” አየናቸው? ለምን ይመስለናል? እንግዲህ መናገርና ማሳወቅ ያለብንን ባለን አቅም ሁሉ በጊዜው አሳውቀናል!

Joe Biden addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time as US President, condemns the acts of persecution and discrimination against Tigrayans by the Oromo lead fascist regime of Abiy Ahmed Ali.

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