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አይይ ‘እኅተ ማርያም’! እኛም እኮ፤ ‘ተመለሽ ንስሐ ግቢ፤ እኅታችን!’ ብለን ነበር፤ አሁን መናፍቁን ይላክብሽ?!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 19, 2021

✞✞✞የአክሱም ጽዮን ልጆችን ለሚተናኮሏቸው፤ ከጉማሬው ብርሃኑ ነጋ እስከ ጦጣው ታዲያስ ታንቱ ለእያንዳንዱ ከሃዲ የመናፍቃን እና የአህዛብ ሰይፍ አንድ በአንድ እየተላከለት ነው… ✞✞✞

ዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ እና ተመሳሳይ እርኩስ መናፍሳት በመላው ዓለም ተለቅቀዋል። እንግዲህ ከጴርጋሞን ቱርክ ወደ አራት ኪሎ ለገባው ለሰይጣን ዙፋን የሚሰግዱትንና በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የዘመቱትን ሁሉ ሲያቅበዘብዛቸውና እርስበርስ ሲያባላቸው እያየን ነው። በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የተከፈተውን ጂሃድ ተከትሎ ለጦርነቱ ድጋፍ ሰጥተው የነበሩትና የራሳቸውን መጽሐፍ ቅዱሳዊ ትንታኔ እየሰጡ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ሲፈርዱ በነበሩት በ ‘ባህታዊ አባ’ ገብረ መስቀል እና በ ዘመድኩን በቀለ መካከል የተከፈተውን የቃላት ጦርነት ሰምተናል፤ እራሳችንንም በሃዘንና በመገረም ነቅንቀናል፤ ታዲያ ይህ ሁሉ ከየት መጣ? ለማንም መጥፎውን አንመኝ፤ በፈቃዳቸው ያሳዩንንም ድክመቶቻቸውን እራሳቸው በበጎ ይመልከቷቸውና፤ ካልዘገየ፤ “ተጸጸቱ!” እላለሁ፤ ንስሐ ግቡ፤ እንግባ፣ ተመለሱ እንመለስ!” እላለሁ። ይህ ለሁላችንም ነው፤ ከአክሱም ጽዮን ውጭ ላሉትና በግልጽ ለሚታዩን ከሃዲ ጠላቶቿ ብቻ አይደልም፤ በአክሱም ጽዮን እና በአቅራቢያዋ አግባብ ያልሆኑ አምልኮቶችን (‘አል-ነጃሽ’ የተባለውን መስጊድ ጨምሮ) ፣ ቡና ቤቶችን፣ ጠላ ቤቶችን፣ ጭፈራ ቤቶችን ወደ አክሱም ጽዮን ያስገቡትንም ወገኖቻችንን ሁሉ ይመለከታል። ይህ ለእኔም ለራሴም ጭምር ነው!

✞✞✞[የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፪]✞✞✞

፲፩ መንፈስ ለአብያተ ክርስቲያናት የሚለውን ጆሮ ያለው ይስማ። ድል የነሣው በሁለተኛው ሞት አይጐዳም።

፲፪ በጴርጋሞንም ወዳለው ወደ ቤተ ክርስቲያን መልአክ እንዲህ ብለህ ጻፍ። በሁለት ወገን የተሳለ ስለታም ሰይፍ ያለው እንዲህ ይላል።[የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፪]

፲፫ የሰይጣን ዙፋን ባለበት የምትኖርበትን አውቃለሁ፤ ስሜንም ትጠብቃለህ፥ ሰይጣንም በሚኖርበት፥ በእናንተ ዘንድ የተገደለው የታመነው ምስክሬ አንቲጳስ በነበረበት ዘመን እንኳ ሃይማኖቴን አልካድህም።

፲፬ ዳሩ ግን ለጣዖት የታረደውን እንዲበሉና እንዲሴስኑ በእስራኤል ልጆች ፊት ማሰናከያን ሊያኖርባቸው ባላቅን ያስተማረ የበልዓምን ትምህርት የሚጠብቁ በዚያ ከአንተ ጋር ስላሉ፥ የምነቅፍብህ ጥቂት ነገር አለኝ።

፲፭ እንዲሁ የኒቆላውያንን ትምህርት እንደ እነዚህ የሚጠብቁ ሰዎች ከአንተ ጋር ደግሞ አሉ።

፲፮ እንግዲህ ንስሐ ግባ፤ አለዚያ ፈጥኜ እመጣብሃለሁ፥ በአፌም ሰይፍ እዋጋቸዋለሁ።

፲፯ መንፈስ ለአብያተ ክርስቲያናት የሚለውን ጆሮ ያለው ይስማ። ድል ለነሣው ከተሰወረ መና እሰጠዋለሁ፥ ነጭ ድንጋይንም እሰጠዋለሁ፥ በድንጋዩም ላይ ከተቀበለው በቀር አንድ ስንኳ የሚያውቀው የሌለ አዲስ ስም ተጽፎአል።

፲፰ በትያጥሮንም ወዳለው ወደ ቤተ ክርስቲያን መልአክ እንዲህ ብለህ ጻፍ። እንደ እሳት ነበልባል የሆኑ ዓይኖች ያሉት በእቶንም የነጠረ የጋለ ናስ የሚመስሉ እግሮች ያሉት የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ እንዲህ ይላል።

፲፱ ሥራህንና ፍቅርህን እምነትህንም አገልግሎትህንም ትዕግሥትህንም ከፊተኛውም ሥራህ ይልቅ የኋለኛው እንዲበዛ አውቃለሁ።

፳ ዳሩ ግን። ነቢይ ነኝ የምትለውን ባሪያዎቼንም እንዲሴስኑና ለጣዖት የታረደውን እንዲበሉ የምታስተምረውንና የምታስተውን ያችን ሴት ኤልዛቤልን ስለምትተዋት የምነቅፍብህ ነገር አለኝ፤

፳፩ ንስሐም እንድትገባ ጊዜ ሰጠኋት ከዝሙትዋም ንስሐ እንድትገባ አልወደደችም።

፳፪ እነሆ፥ በአልጋ ላይ እጥላታለሁ፥ ከእርስዋም ጋር የሚያመነዝሩትን ከሥራዋ ንስሐ ባይገቡ በታላቅ መከራ እጥላቸዋለሁ፤

፳፫ ልጆችዋንም በሞት እገድላቸዋለሁ፤ አብያተ ክርስቲያናትም ሁሉ ኵላሊትንና ልብን የምመረምር እኔ እንደ ሆንሁ ያውቃሉ፥ ለእያንዳንዳችሁም እንደ ሥራችሁ እሰጣችኋለሁ።

፳፬ ዳሩ ግን ይህን ትምህርት ለማትይዙ ሁሉ የሰይጣንንም ጥልቅ ነገር እነርሱ እንደሚሉት ለማታውቁ ለእናንተ በትያጥሮን ለቀራችሁት እላለሁ፤ ሌላ ሸክም አልጭንባችሁም፥

፳፭ ነገር ግን እስክመጣ ድረስ ያላችሁን ጠብቁ።

፳፮-፳፯ ድል ለነሣውና እስከ መጨረሻም ሥራዬን ለጠበቀው እኔ ደግሞ ከአባቴ እንደ ተቀበልሁ በአሕዛብ ላይ ሥልጣንን እሰጠዋለሁ፥ በብረትም በትር ይገዛቸዋል፥ እንደ ሸክላ ዕቃም ይቀጠቀጣሉ፤

፳፰ የንጋትንም ኮከብ እሰጠዋለሁ።

፳፱ መንፈስ ለአብያተ ክርስቲያናት የሚለውን ጆሮ ያለው ይስማ።

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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 18, 2021

እስኪ አስቡት፤ “ኢትዮጵያውያን ነን” የሚሉ ወገኖች ኢትዮጵያዊ የሆነውን ወገናቸውን ያለማቋረጥ በጦርነት፣ በርሃብ እና በሽታ ከምድረ ገጽ ለማጥፋት ሲወስን። ለማሰብ እንኳን ያቅለሸልሻል። ይህ እጅግ በጣም ሰቅጣጭ ክስተት በቅርብ የሚከታተሉትን የዓለም አቀፍ ባለሙያዎችን፣ ተቋማትን እና ግለሰቦችን ሁሉ በጣም አስገርሟል/አሳዝኗል፤ ታሪካዊ ጠላቶቻችንን ሶማሌዎችንና አረቦችን ሳይቀር። አንዱ አረብ በጽሑፉ፤ “ኢትዮጵያውያን እርስበር ይህን ያህል የሚጠላሉ አይመስለኝም ነበር” በማለት ተገርሟል። “ለካስ ኢትዮጵያውያን ከናዚዎች፣ ከፋሺስቶች እና ከጂሃዲስቶች የከፉ አውሬዎች ናቸው” አሰኝቷል። ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ!

ይህ የግለሰቦች ወይንም የልሂቃኑ ጉዳይ ብቻ አይደለም፤ የሕዝብ ጉዳይ ነው፤ ሕዝቦቹ ኃላፊነቱን ይወስዱ ዘንድ ግድ ነው። ኦሮሞ + አማራ + ቤን አሚር/ኤርትራ ቃኤላውያን የዋቄዮአላህ ባሪያዎች በጥይትና በሰይፍ ሊያሸንፉት ያልቻሉትን የትግራይን ሕዝብን አሁን በርሃብ ለመጨረስ ወስነዋል። ኦሮማራዎች ከዘመነ ምኒልክ አንስቶ የትግራይን ሕዝብ በጦርነቶች እና በርሃብ ለመጨረስ ብዙ ሞክረው ነበር፤ ይህ የመጨረሻው ሙከራቸው ነው። እነዚህ አረመኔዎች በምንም ዓይነት የኢትዮጵያዊነት ማንነትና ምንነት የሌላቸው፣ ኢትዮጵያውያን ይባሉ ዘንድ የማይገባቸው በእውነት ከየት እንደመጡ እንኳን የማይታወቁ፣ ናዚዎችን፣ ፋሺስቶችንና ጂሃዲስቶችን የሚያስንቁ አውሬዎች ናቸው። እኛ ላለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት በመላዋ ኢትዮጵያ ለሚፈናቀሉት፣ ለሚታገቱትና ለሚገደሉት ንጹሐን የሚቻለንን ስንጮህና እንባ ስናነባ እነሱ ለካስ የትግራይን ሕዝብ ለመጨፍጨፍና ለማስራብ በስውር ተግተው ሤራ ሲጠነስሱ ቆይተዋል። አሁን ይህን ፋሺስታዊ፣ ናዚያዊ እና ዲያብሎሳዊ እቅድ ለመትግበር ዓለምን እያታለሉና በሜዲያዎቻቸውም የለመዱንት የቅጥፈት ፕሮፓጋንዳ እያሰራጩ እቅዳቸውን ሊገፉበት ቆርጠው ተነስተዋል። አይሳካላቸውም! እንዳይሳካላቸውም የተቻለንን ሁሉ እናደርጋለን። ሆኖም ለዚህ ዲያብሎሳዊ እቅዳቸው ግን በሕዝቦቻቸው ላይ ከሰማይ እሳት ይወርድባቸዋል፣ አይተውት የማያውቁትን ደዌ፣ ወረርሽኝ እና በሽታ ሁሉ ሳይወዱ በግድ ይተዋወቋቸዋል። ማስጠንቀቂያዎቹን ሁሉ ንቀው ሆነ ሰበባሰበብና ምክንያት እየደረደሩ በእዉነተኛ ንስሐ አልተመለሱምና የሰይፉ ማስጠንቀቂያ በጎንደርና በአስመራ፣ በአዲስ አበባ እና በነቀምት፣ በጂማና በሐረር ላይ እያንዣበበ ይገኛል። ልኡልም ጦሩን እያዘጋጀ፣ ሰይፍን እየሳለ ይገኛል። ይኸውም የአህዛብ ሰይፍ፣ የአንበጣ መንጋ፣ የበሽታ/ኮሮና/ ሰይፍ፣ የጦርነት ሰይፍ፣ የአውሎ ነፍስና የጎርፍ ሰይፍ፣ የበረዶ፣ የእሳተ ገሞራ ሌሎችም!!!። የትግራይን ሕዝብ ከምድረ ገጽ አጥፍተው እነርሱ ብቻቸውን ሊኖሩ? በጭራሽ!

✞✞✞[ትንቢተ ኢሳይያስ ምዕራፍ ፩፥፲፱፡፳]✞✞✞

”እሺ ብትሉ ለእኔም ብትታዘዙ፥ የምድርን በረከት ትበላላችሁ፤ እምቢ ብትሉ ግን ብታምፁም፥ ሰይፍ ይበላችኋል፤ የእግዚአብሔር አፍ ይህን ተናግሮአልና።’

✞✞✞ [ትንቢተ ዕንባቆም ምዕራፍ ፫፥፬]✞✞✞

ፀዳሉም እንደ ብርሃን ነው፤ ጨረር ከእጁ ወጥቶአል፤ ኃይሉም በዚያ ተሰውሮአል። ቸነፈር በፊቱ ይሄዳል፥ የእሳትም ነበልባል ከእግሩ ይወጣል። ቆመ፥ ምድርንም አወካት፤ ተመለከተ፥ አሕዛብንም አናወጠ፤ የዘላለምም ተራሮች ተቀጠቀጡ፥ የዘላለምም ኮረብቶች ቀለጡ፤ መንገዱ ከዘላለም ነው።

የኢትዮጵያ ድንኳኖች ሲጨነቁ አየሁ፤ የምድያም አገር መጋረጃዎች ተንቀጠቀጡ።

🔥 “በኢትዮጵያ ጽኑ መናወጥ ይሆናል፣ ይህም የአሜሪካን፣ አውሮፓንና አረቢያን ውድቀት ያስከትላል!!!”

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Pandemic of Hunger Symposium: The Ethio-Eritrean Hunger Plan For Tigray = The Nazi Hungerplan of 80 Years Ago

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 18, 2021

Tigray, Ethiopia, is a test case for United Nations Security Council resolution 2417 (2417). The United Nations has failed that test.

Today, between 4.5 million and 5.2 million people of Tigray’s total population of 5.7 million are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. Famine is probably occurring already, and without doubt in the coming months Tigrayans will be starving on a scale rarely witnessed in the modern world. Except that, because the Ethiopian government prefers to keep Tigray in darkness, few outsiders will be there to witness it. We may later get to count the graves of the children who perished.

As soon as armed conflict erupted on 4 November, we were warned of the risk of famine. But in the face of the ruthless determination of the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea to starve the civilian population of Tigray, the United Nations, the African Union and donor governments have done nothing of significance. For the hungry in Tigray, 2417 is an empty promise.

The unpublished results of rapid nutrition assessments in six locations accessible to the regional authorities, with UNICEF’s technical support, show that Global Acute Malnutrition rates among children under five years of age of 23.8-34.3 percent. This takes us into the range where we must speak about phase 5 of the Integrated food security Phase Classification (IPC)—‘famine.’

Most of the Tigray region is not accessible to survey teams, due to government restrictions and fighting. Conditions elsewhere are almost certainly worse. The situation is deteriorating week-by-week as food stocks run out. Longer term prospects are even more dire: the planting season has arrived and most farmers are unable to plough their fields and plant and tend this year’s crops. Recent reports speak of Eritrean soldiers arriving in villages where farmers have been able to prepare their land, destroying the seedlings and telling villagers, you will not plant, you will not harvest, and if you try you will be punished.

Recently, aid was reaching about 1 million of those in need. Even that small fraction is shrinking. This month, the Ethiopian government declared the former governing party of the region, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) a ‘terrorist organization.’ Relief workers are now stopped at the first army checkpoint out of each town, and told that they cannot proceed further, because their aid cannot be allowed to help the ‘terrorists’.

It is hard to think of a more systematic use of starvation as a weapon of war since the Nazi Hungerplan of eighty years ago.

Before the outbreak of war on 3/4 November 2020, Tigray was relatively food secure. Once the epicentre of Ethiopia’s infamous famine of 1984/85, thirty years of internal peace and development meant that today’s generation of Tigrayans were, for the first time in history, living without the threat of hunger due to drought or locusts. Agriculture was still a marginal enterprise with low yields on stony soils, but a combination of rehabilitating watersheds and building small dams for irrigated horticulture and orchards, and subsidized fertilizers—enhanced by micro-credit services—enabled modest harvests. Local incomes were supplemented by seasonal labouring opportunities on commercial farms in fertile western Tigray, and employment in new industries such as textiles and marble cutting, artisanal mining of gold and cobalt, and tourism to the region’s historic churches. Further, a ‘productive safety net programme’ designed and funded by the government and international donors kicked in whenever food insecurity threatened.

All that is gone. In the words of Mulugeta Gebrehiwot, former World Peace Foundation senior fellow, speaking over the phone from the war zone, ‘they have destroyed Tigray, literally.’ I have been working on war, mass atrocity and famine in Africa for close to forty years. Never in my professional life have I documented destruction of what is necessary to sustain life in a manner as relentless and systematic as we are seeing in Tigray today.

As detailed in the World Peace Foundation report Starving Tigray, which draws upon scores of open-source reports along with eyewitness testimonies up, the coalition of Ethiopian National Defence Forces, Eritrean Defence Forces and Amhara militia have destroyed, removed or rendered useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population. They have burned food stores, looted food, and killed domestic animals from cows to baby chickens. They have slaughtered plough oxen, smashed ploughs, cut down fruit trees. They have ripped up the water pipes and pumps in towns and villages and ripped out domestic plumbing. They have looted and vandalized the great majority of the region’s clinics and hospitals. They have closed banks and frozen the 450,000 accounts in the region’s micro-finance institution, essentially confiscating the savings of the peasantry. They have pillaged and burned factories, ransacked hotels, looted shops and stores, and even broken open the little boxes used by shoeshine boys to steal the brushes and polish. By expropriating and ethnically cleansing the fertile lowlands where sesame is grown for export, they have eliminated Tigrayans’ single largest source of seasonal migrant work, a crucial source of income.

Men and boys are being killed: there are more than 150 documented massacres. In the largest known to date, in the city of Axum, an estimated 750 were killed. These are crimes in their own right. Fear of such violence deters men from travelling to find work, cultivate their farms, or obtain aid for their families.

Evidence for widespread rape and shocking sexual violence—torture, sexual slavery and mutilation—has emerged. Rape is a crime. Rape perpetrated as part of a widespread and systematic attack against a civilian population is a crime against humanity. That threshold is met in Tigray, with participation of uniformed state forces in rape and sexual violence.

Rape in these circumstances is also a starvation crime. A survivor of rape may be unable to care for herself and her children, because of physical injuries, trauma, and life-long stigma. A woman who is gang raped in her own home may never want to return to what was once a place of safety, but is now indelibly associated with pain, terror and attack on her familial and social identity. Fear of rape means that women and girls do not venture out to go to the market, go to fetch water or firewood, go to their farms or gardens, or seek assistance. With many men killed, in hiding, or joining the armed resistance, women are often the sole adult carers for their children—breadwinners in a land with no bread.

Not only has the Ethio-Eritrean coalition massively reduced the food available to Tigrayans, but they have systematically reduced the region to a state of destitution. Should this destruction, dispossession and expulsion be permitted to stand, the future is a geographically truncated Tigray, deprived of every source of income save subsistence farming, utterly dependent on welfare handouts. The scorched earth campaign means that the numbers in need will not reduce even if the conflict ends. Ethiopia and Eritrea have posed a horrible dilemma to the humanitarian community. Should donors pay the bill for the human consequences of this destruction or be complicit in what is emerging as a systematic hunger plan?

The humanitarian effort is reaching fewer people and providing them with less assistance than in any comparable circumstances in the world today. Most of what is given is food. There is some health care, but almost no agricultural aid. Much of that aid is stolen by the coalition forces—some of it wholesale, some of it when soldiers raid a village where there has been a distribution and take it at gunpoint.

The perpetrators of these starvation crimes are the Ethiopian federal forces, the Eritrean army, and Amhara forces. Clues to the Ethiopians’ motives can be deduced from the public rhetoric of political groups now setting the agenda of the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Amhara regional state concur in demonizing the Tigrayans. They claim that during the years in which the TPLF was in power, Tigrayans ‘looted’ the Ethiopian state, taking an unwarranted share of development funds, and are therefore ‘thieves’ and ‘daylight hyenas.’ Confiscating Tigrayan property was a slogan of political parties now supporting the government. In a recent panel on France 24, Neamin Zeleke, Executive Director at Ethiopian Satellite Televison and Radio (ESAT) which has been a fulcrum for inciting hatred against Tigrayans, toned down his rhetoric for an English-speaking audience but his intent to enact ‘revenge’ was clear. The campaign targeting ethnic Tigrayans for removal from employment, residence and rights across Ethiopia has the disturbing signature of eradicating them from the Ethiopian polity altogether.

The Amhara leadership claims that when provincial boundaries were redrawn in 1991-94, at the time of adopting a federal system based on ethnicities, Tigray took over historically Amhara lands, which they should now reclaim. (As with almost all such territorial disputes the history and the basis for the claims are controversial.) The U.S. State Department calls it ‘ethnic cleansing.’ That is the correct term: the boundary is being redrawn by force and Tigrayans are being forcibly removed or eliminated. Ironically, the FEWS NET maps this area as ‘food secure’: its methods are not designed to take account of the removal of the previous inhabitants and their replacement by new settlers.

The Eritrean president has long blamed the TPLF—and by extension all Tigrayans—for his country’s international ostracism and poverty and sought to eliminate it as a threat. Eritrea is a despotism, with no constitution, parliament, independent judiciary or free media. Its main institution is its vast army; its soldiers are forcibly conscripted from high school, brutalized and required serve indefinitely. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, which reported in 2016 found a shocking record of abuse by the state against its own citizens. The Special Rapporteur, Sheila Keetharuth, laments that her recommendations, including that Eritrea be referred to the International Criminal Court, were wholly ignored.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister called the coalition offensives a ‘law enforcement operation.’ His claims that ‘not a single civilian have been killed’ and that Eritrean forces were either not involved or were withdrawing have been shown to be lies. In the early weeks, Ethiopia and Eritrea were given a free pass by the Trump Administration and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres repeated PM Abiy’s false claim about Eritrean forces.

The shut-down of internet and phone communication has been effective in minimizing reporting of atrocities including starvation, thereby allowing official denials to pass without refutation. International humanitarian workers are compelled to remain silent for fear of being expelled; the situation for national staff is worse. After the TPLF was declared a ‘terrorist’ organization, communication with them is prohibited.

Culpability for the outbreak of hostilities in November is shared among the four belligerents: the Ethiopian federal government, the TPLF, Eritrea and the Amhara regional forces.

Culpability for the famine lies entirely with the Ethio-Eritrean coalition. To the extent that there were pre-existing food security difficulties, on account of poverty and a locust plague, those show only that the perpetrators of the starvation crimes were aware of the vulnerability of their intended victims. A prosecutor seeking to investigate the situation in Tigray would have good reason to consider a case for crimes against humanity and genocide against the coalition military and political leaders.

2417 on conflict and hunger was designed to ensure that grave circumstances such as these would not be permitted to develop. Paragraph 12 reads:

‘[Council] Further requests the Secretary-General to report swiftly to the Council when the risk of conflict-induced famine and wide-spread food insecurity in armed conflict contexts occurs, and expresses its intention to give its full attention to such information provided by the Secretary-General when those situations are brought to its attention.’

The resolution doesn’t specify what the UNSC should do after giving ‘its full attention’ to the crisis. But it’s clear that it shouldn’t do nothing.

On current performance, Tigray is set to join the catalogue of genocides and crimes against humanity in which the world failed to act on warnings, and responded with hand wringing only after the event. The UNSC discussed the situation in Ethiopia under ‘any other business’ on 24 November and 14 December 2020, and held a closed session on the humanitarian crisis on 3 February 2021. Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs briefed Council, with increasing candour and alarm, over subsequent weeks, with an extremely frank and alarming report on 15 April. No formal session was held and only a pallid press statement was issued on 23 April.

The countries that pushed for action were Ireland and the U.S., supported by other European countries. The immediate reason for deadlock at the UNSC was the threat of a veto by China and/or Russia, on the grounds that the conflict was a domestic matter for Ethiopia and not therefore a legitimate agenda item. This threat was possible because the three African members of the Council (Kenya, Niger and Tunisia) were not ready to support an assertive position pushed by western natitons. The African Union, despite its elaborate norms, principles and institutions designed precisely to prevent and manage a crisis such as this, was silent—rebuffed and intimidated by its host country Ethiopia.

Six months after Ethiopia and Eritrea launched their campaign of starvation and mass atrocity, the UNSC has been a bystander. The UN Secretary General has abdicated his responsibilities. The African Union has failed. On its third anniversary, resolution 2417 provides only the draft for the apology that might one day be forthcoming.

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‘Bodies Are Being Eaten by Hyenas; Girls of Eight Raped’: Inside The Tigray Conflict

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 14, 2021

Courtesy: The Guardian

በአስከፊ ጦርነት በምትታመሰው ትግራይ ውስጥ የሚሰሩ አንዲት መነኩሲት እየተፈፀመ ስላለው ጭካኔ የተሞላበት አሰቃቂ ተግባር ምስክራቸውን ለእንግሊዙ “ዘ ጋርዲያን” ጋዜጣ አካፍለዋል፡፡

ከዓመት በፊት እዚህ ስለ ህይወታችን ሳስብ በሁሉም ረገድ ፣ በውሃ ፣ በኮሙኒኬሽን ሲስተሞች ውስጥ ሰላም እና የልማት ምልክቶች ነበሩን፡፡ በጣም አነቃቂነቱ ተስፋ ሰጠቶን ነበር፡፡ አሁን ግን ሆስፒታሎቹ ሁሉም ጥቃት ደርሶባቸዋል ፣ ተዘርፈዋል ወድመዋል፡፡ አሁን ያ ሁሉ እንደ ታሪክ ነው የሚሰማው፡፡ በጥቂት ወራቶች ውስጥ፡፡”

አስገድዶ መድፈር ከስምንት ዓመት ዕድሜ ሕጻን እስከ ፸፪/72 ዓመት እድሜ ባላቸው አዛውንት ሴቶች ላይ እየተፈጸመ ነው፡፡ ይህ በጣም የተስፋፋ ነው ፣ በሺዎች በሚቆጠሩ ሴቶች ላይ በየቦታው ሲፈጸም እያየሁት ነው፡፡ ይህ አስገድዶ መድፈር በአደባባይ ፣ በቤተሰብ ፊት ፣ በባሎቻቸው ፊት ፣ በሁሉም ፊት ነው፡፡ እግሮቻቸው እና እጆቻቸው ተቆርጠውባቸዋል፣ ሁሉም በተመሳሳይ መንገድ፡፡

አካላት በጅቦች እየተበሉ ነው; የስምንት ዓመት ሕፃናት እየተደፈሩ ነው’

ይህንን የሚያደርጉት ሰዎች ሰው ናቸው ብለው ያስባሉን?፡ እነዚህን ሰዎች ማን እንደሚያሰለጥናቸው አላውቅም፡፡”

😠😠😠 😢😢😢

✞✞✞ይህን ሁሉ አሰቃቂ ግፍና ወንጀል የፈጸሙት ከሃዲዎች የሉሲፈራውያኑ ኤዶማውያንና እስማኤላውያን ጭፍሮች የሆኑት ኦሮሞዎች፣ አማራዎች፣ መሀመዳውያንና ኢ-አማንያን ሁሉ እስከ ጌታችን የስቅለት ዕለት ድረስ የመመለሻ ጊዜ ተሰጥቷቸው ነበር፤ አሁን በቃ! አለቀ! አከተመ! ሁሉም በመለኮታዊ ሰይፍ ይጨፍጨፉ! ነበልባላዊ በሚሆን በሥላሴ ቃልና ሥልጣን ይንደዱ! ይቃጠሉ! በሲኦል የጨለማ አዘቅት ውስጥ ይዝቀጡ ወይም ይስጠሙ! ኃዘን ከላያቸው አይራቅ ትካዜም ከልባቸው አይጥፋ! እንደ ቃየልና ይሁዳ በዱርና በበርሃ ተበታትነው ሲቅበዘበዙ ይኑሩ! አሜን! አሜን! አሜን!✞✞✞

A nun working in war-torn Tigray has shared her harrowing testimony of the atrocities taking place.

The Ethiopian nun, who has to remain anonymous for her own security, is working in Mekelle, Tigray’s capital, and surrounding areas, helping some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by the fighting who have been streaming into camps in the hope of finding shelter and food. Both are in short supply. Humanitarian aid is being largely blocked and a wholesale crackdown is seeing civilians being picked off in the countryside, either shot or rounded up and taken to overcrowded prisons. She spoke to Tracy McVeigh this week.

“After the last few months I’m happy to be alive. I have to be OK. Mostly we are going out to the IDP [internally displaced people] camps and the community centres where people are. They are in a bad way.

“In comparison to the other places, Mekelle is much better, although I consider it chaotic as we have 40 to 65 people sleeping in one room. For 3,000 to 6,000 people, there are four toilets for men and four for women. Sanitation is very poor, water is not always available. Food and medicines … they are difficult to find.

“People have been here for three or four months and still have no blankets, and the numbers of IDPs is increasing every day, maybe 100 come every day from the worst part of the region. So the demand does not match supply. The community, the people here, they are trying to help but they have very little to share themselves. No one can withdraw any money from the banks; there’s no businesses operating. But still, whatever people have, they share.

“It happened so quickly. For us, it’s so shocking. So sudden. We had a normal life, things were improving – health centres, lives and education programmes. We were reaching 24,000 children and had plans to expand the school feeding programme. But all that had to stop because of the coronavirus. Then as if in a day, there’s a fully fledged war. For the past three months now we are trying to feed 25,000 IDPs in about 23 centres; some are 75 miles away from Mekelle. Many, many have been raped.

“There were some indicators late last year: the roads out were closed, the budget to this area had been cut and when we had the locust attacks, there was no support from central government. They were not allowing face masks for the schoolchildren. A lot of other humiliations were happening. So there was a lot of discrimination leading up to it, but war? War was so sudden.

“People are traumatised. Some of them have lost immediate family members. People are worried about where members of their family are. Some people are out in the bush. Their homes are occupied. People are worried, anxious, sad, angry. They are really worried about the future.

“I met an old person who had been displaced three times in their lifetime, all because of these ethnic wars, but for younger people, anyone aged 30, 40, this is all new. I’m 48 and I have never witnessed any war. It is very strange and very scary. It really puts you in darkness.

When I think of our lives here a year ago, we had peace and signs of development in all areas, in water, communications systems. It was so inspiring, giving us hope. But now the hospitals have all been attacked, looted and destroyed.

Now that feels like history. In just a few months.

“In Mekelle the shelling has now stopped but it is still going on not far from us. The bodies are being left to be eaten by the hyenas, not even having the dignity of burial.

Rape is happening to girls as young as eight and to women of 72. It is so widespread, I go on seeing it everywhere, thousands. This rape is in public, in front of family, husbands, in front of everyone. Their legs and their hands are cut, all in the same way.

You wonder if the people doing this are human. I don’t know who is training these people.

“Wherever there are Eritrean or Ethiopian troops. Tragic. Every single woman, not only once. It is intentional, deliberate. I am confident in that from what I am witnessing. There are 70,000 civilians under attack. So much looting, fighting, raping. All targeting the civilians. The brutality, the killings, the harassing.

“This region has been closed off. Cut off from all the support that people deserve. We are isolated, lonely, neglected. If the world is not moved to take action against such terribleness, you wonder why. This suffering is appalling.

“I don’t know what is worse, to die in the bush, starving, or in jail or by gun. The young people are so scared.

“The world should condemn the killing of civilians. People having to leave their homes and the sexual violence – so many woman and girls raped.

“I would like to say to the world: in the 21st century there should be no one dying of hunger when the world can take action. Whoever can do this, they must not wait for another second. Everybody in the world must act, they should condemn this.

“I know it can be done. There has to be someone who can do it and do it fast.”

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テレ東 /TV Tokyo | እልቂትና ወሲባዊ ጥቃት በሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ፤ በጭራሽ የማያልቅ ወታደራዊ ፍጥጫ፤ አሁን ምን እየሆነ ነው?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 13, 2021

በጃፓኑ “テレ東 / ቲቪ ቶኪዮ” ቻኔል በሦስት ቀናት ውስጥ ብቻ ሶስት መቶ ሃምሳ ሺህ ጊዜ ክሊክ ተደርጓል፤ አንድ ሺህ አምስት መቶ አስተያየቶች ተሰጥተዋል። አስተያየቶቹን አንብበን “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን” የሚሉት ከንቱዎች በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ከያዙት አቋም ጋር እናነጻጽረው። አዎ! ከትግራይ ሕዝብ ጋር ጥቁር ለብሰው በማልቀስ ጥላቻን እንደማያውቁ፣ ፍቅር እንዳላቸው፣ በመንፈስ ቅዱስ እንደተሞሉና ፈሪሃ እግዚአብሔር እንዳላቸው በተግባር በማሳየት ፈንታ ተልካሻ በሆነ መንገድ እራሳቸውን ጻድቅ ለማድረግ ህብረት ፈጥረው የተዋሕዶ ትግራዋይን ለሚጨፈጭፉት አህዛብ “እንኳን ለረመዳን አደረሳችሁ!” ለማለት ሲሽቀዳደሙ ይታያሉ። ካህን ከተባሉት እስከ ምዕመኑ ሁሉም ፀረ-አክሱም ጽዮን ግብዞች ዛሬ “ፈሪሳውያን አህዛብ ናቸው” የምለው በምክኒያት ነው። ክርስቲያን የሆነ ሰው ለክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎቹ ለመሀመዳውያን እንኳን ለረመዳን ወይም ለኢድ አልፈጥር ወዘተ አደረሳችሁ!” በጭራሽ ማለት የለበትም፤ “ወደ ሲዖል ልትገቡ ስለሆነ እንኳን ደስ አላችሁ!”። ማለት ነው። የምትወዷቸው ከሆነ ከእስልምና ድቅድቅ ጨለማ ወጥተው በክርስቶስ ብርሃን እንዲድኑ እርዷቸው።

💭 የተመረጡት የጃፓናውያኑ አስተያየቶች እነሆ፦

👉 ይህንን ሳይ ሰውነቴም ይጎዳል ሥቃይም አለው፡፡ የተጎጂው ሥቃይ ፣ ሰቆቃ እና ተስፋ መቁረጥ የማይታሰብ ነው።

👉 ያች ወላጆቿ የተገደሉባት ሕፃን ልጅ ወደፊት እንዴት ትኖራለች??? በእውነት ጨካኞች ናቸው!

👉 እንዴት ያለ ገሀነም ነው ፣ እነዚህ ወጣቶች እንደሚሞቱ ስለሚያውቁ የተረጋጉ ናቸው … ያሳዝናል. በዓለም ላይ ተስፋ የለኝም።

👉 እንደዚህ አይነት ጭካኔ አያለሁ ብዬ አስቤ አላውቅም፡፡ ሰው ነኝ ብዬ ማሰብ አልፈልግም፡፡

ሰዎች በጣም ክፉዎች እና ሰይጣናዊ ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ። አይ የሰው ልጅ ነው አይደል?

👉 ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ የሀገሪቱ ሰራዊት አባላት ሰላማዊ ሰዎችን እየገደሉ ነው የሚሉ ዘገባዎች እየጨመሩ መጥተዋል።

👉 እባክህ ክፋት የሚጠፋበት ዓለም አድርግልን 🙏

👉 ይህ የአገር ጉዳይ ብቻ አይደለም፡፡ ከተባበሩት መንግስታት ጀምሮ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ መፈታት አለበት፡፡ ያሳዝናል።

👉 ይህንን የዘገበው ቲቪ ቶኪዮ ብቻ ነው ፡፡ ማመስገን እባክዎን ጠቃሚ መረጃ መስጠቱን ይቀጥሉ ፡፡

👉 የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓብይን የኖቤል የሰላም ሽልማት ይሰርዙ ፡፡ ሰላማዊ አይደለም ፡፡

👉 የኖቤል የሰላም ሽልማት አሸናፊ ፖለቲከኞች በጥቂት ዓመታት ውስጥ ተቃራኒውን ማድረግ እንዳለባቸውም ደንብ ነው?

👉 የኖቤል የሰላም ሽልማት በእውነቱ ዋጋ የለውም …

👉 የዓለም ፍትህ ፍ / ቤት እና የዓለም ፖሊስ ኤጄንሲ በተቻለ ፍጥነት ጠቅላይ ሚንስትሩን እንደሚያሰረው ተስፋ አደርጋለሁ፡፡

👉 እንዲህ ዓይነቱን ጭካኔ የተሞላበት እውነታ ስመለከት ከኦሎምፒክ የራቀ እንደሆነ ተሰማኝ ፡፡

👉 እነዚህን እውነታዎች በትክክል እና በግልጽ ለዓለም ማሳወቅ ጉዳይ ይመስለኛል ፡፡ ዓለም በጥላቻ የተሞላ ነው ፡፡ ጠንካሮች ካልሆንን የምንፀዳው በጎሳ ብቻ ነው ፡፡

👉 ህዝብን ይከላከላሉ ተብሎ የታጠቀው ኃይል ህዝቡን ቢያርድ አደገኛ ነው፡፡

👉 የነርሷ ታሪክ ፣ በጣም አሳዛኝ ነው ጨካኝ ተግባር፤ እንዲህ ዓይነቱን ትዕዛዝ መጠበቅ የማይችሉ የሰው ልጆች ባሉበት አገር የፌዴራል ሥርዓቱ መጥፎ ነው።

👉 ይህን ሲታዩ ሕይወታችሁ አሁን ምን ያህል ጥሩ እንደሆነ ትገነዘባላችሁ።

👉 ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ ማጥናት አልወድም እና እረፍት የለኝም ፣ ግን ከነዚህ ሰዎች ጋር ሲወዳደር በጣም ተባርኬያለሁ እናም በማጥናት ህመም ደስ ብሎኛል ብዬ አስባለሁ።

👉 ግጭትን የሚያቀጣጥል እና መሳሪያ የሚሸጥ ሀገር የት እንደሚገኝ ሁሉም ማወቅ አለበት!

👉 በዓለም ላይ የበለጠ ማክሮ እና ማይክሮ የሚከሰተውን ዓለም አቀፍ ዜና ማስተናገድ መቻላችሁ በጣም የሚደነቅ ነው።

👉 በምዕራቡ ዓለም ያሉ ሰዎች በአፍሪካ ውስጥ እንደዚህ ያለ አሰቃቂ ነገር መከሰቱ ያልተለመደ ነገር ነው ብለው ያስባሉ ፣ አይደል? የተገደሉት ሰዎች ከእኛ የማይለዩ ናቸው፡፡

👉 ይህ የሚረብሽ ሁኔታ ነው። ኢትዮጵያ ከወዲሁ ሁለተኛው ሩዋንዳ እየሆነች ነው፡፡ .. ..

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The World Bank Should not Fund Ethiopia’s Self-destruction & It’s War in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 12, 2021

👉 የዓለም ባንክ የኢትዮጵያን የራስጥፋት እና ለትግራይ ጦርነት የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ማድረግ የለበትም

👉 የመረጃ መቋረጥ ቢኖርም የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋዎች መረጃዎች ወደ ብርሃን እየወጡ ነው፡፡የቤልጅየም የዩኒቨርሲቲ ቡድን ከ ፻፶/ 150 በላይ የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋዎችን አስመዝግቧል።😢😢😢

The Financial Times

This month, 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.

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Cruel Abiy Ahmed Mocking Hungry Tigrayans | አረመኔው ግራኝ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ተሳለቀባቸው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 10, 2021

😈 War criminal Abiy Ahmed tweeted this:

“Let’s support each other to face our problems„

With that, this cruel individual is mocking Tigrayan mothers, fathers & children who he is massacring and starving to death. He even told his partner in Jihad Jawar to go on hunger strike.

😈 Back in January, Abiy Ahmed sent similar tweet mocking the starving people of Tigray: paraphrased: „Oromos produce abundant grains, Tigray mass hunger„

👉 Even before he tweeted that, we have some RESPONSE from:

❖ Dr. Erkan:

„Abiy Ahmed, what happened during your childhood that messed you up for life? You’re a cruel individual!„

❖ Dr. Irgau: When people are targeted because of their religious identity, culture & history it isn’t right, it’s genocide

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Hunger as a Weapon Against People in Tigray | Tigray Aid Response is Too Little, Too Late

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 10, 2021

👉 “በሰሜናዊ ናይጄሪያ ፣ በአፍጋኒስታን ወይም በማዕከላዊ አፍሪካ ሪፐብሊክ ግጭቶች ከሚያስከትሉት ጋር ሲነፃፀር የትግራይ ተወላጆች አነስተኛ ሰብአዊ እርድታ ያገኛሉ።”

ዋው! ጋላማራዎች ኢትዮጵያን እንዲህ አዋረዷት!

ለነገሩማ የወራሪዎቹ ጋላዎች እና ጋላማራዎች የመቶ ሰላሳ ዓመት ዕቅድ፣ ፍላጎትና ሕልም እኮ በትግራይ እና ኤርትራ የሚገኙትን ክርስቲያን ትግራዋያን በጦርነት፣ በረሃብ፣ በበሽታና በማፈናቀል(‘ፈንቅል’ን እናስታውስ!)ቀስበቀስ አዳክሞ በመጨረስ ሙሉውን የቀይ ባሕርን ጠረፍ ለኤዶማውያኑ እና እስማኤላውያኑ ሲሉ መቆጣጠር ነው። አረቦቹ ቀይ ባሕርን ሙሉ በሙሉ ተቆጣጠረው “ባሕረ አረብ” የማድረግ ሕልም ስላላቸው ጋላዎቹም አማራዎቹም እየሠሩ ያሉት ለአረቦች ነው። ይነጅሻቸውና፤ ሺህ ጊዜ“ነጃሽ፣ ነጃሽ” የሚሉን “ባሕረ ነጋሲን” ሙሉ በሙሉ የመቆጣጠር ሕልም ስላላቸው ነው።

ግልጥልጥ ብሎ የሚታየው ሃቅ ይህ ነው፣ ከታሪክ የተማርነውም ይህንን ነው፤ ዛሬም ዓይናችን የሚመሰክረው ይህንኑ ነው።

እስኪ አስቡበት፤ የሦስት ዓመታት ስውር ዝግጅት በህብረት ካደረጉ በኋላ ከአምስት ወራት በፊት፡ ልክ በአባታችን አቡነ ተክለ ሐይማኖት ዕለት፤ ጋላ እና አማራ በአንድ ላይ ሆነው የትግራይን ሕዝብ ለመጨፍጨፍ ተነሱ። እነዚህ “ወገኖች” ምን ያህል አህዛባዊ ክፋት፣ ክህደት፣ አውሬነትና አረመኔነት እንዳላቸው እስኪ በመገረምና በማዘን እንታዘባቸው፦

ትግራዋያን እንዳይሰደዱና ባሉበት እንዲያልቁ “ድንበር ጠባቂ” የአማራ ሚሊሺያዎችን ወደ ሱዳን ድንበር ላኳቸው

የኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪን የአህዛብ ቤን አሜር ሰአራዊት ወደ ገዳማትና ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት ለጭፍጨፋ ላኩ ት

አህዛብ አረቦች ኤሚራቶችን ከአሰብ ተነስተው በድሮኖች ንጹሐንን እንዲጨፈጭፉ አደረጓቸው

የሶማሊያ አህዛብ ወታደሮችን እንዲሁ ክርስቲያኖችን ያርዱ ዘንድ ወደ ውቅሮ ላኳቸው

የትግራይን ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ ለማስጨፍጨፍ ከደቡብ ሱዳን ስምንት ሺህ ወታደሮችን ጠየቁ (ግን አልተሳካም)

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ በረሃብ እንዲያልቅ የሰብል ማሳዎችን አቃጠሏቸው

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ በረሃብ እንዲያልቅ የምግብ ዕርዳታ ከለከሉት

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ በረሃብ እንዲያልቅ እህሉና ሊጡ ውስጥ አሸዋ ጨመሩበት

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ በጥሜት እንዲያልቅ ውሃውን ዘጉበት

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ እንዳይታከምና እንዳይወልድ ሆስፒታሎቹን አቃጠሉበት

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ ሰርቶ እንዳይበላ ፋብሪካዎቹን አፈራረሱበት

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕፃናት እንዳይማሩ ትምሕርት ቤቶቻቸውን አፈራረሱባቸው

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ ጸሎት እንዳያደርስ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናቱን አፈራረሱበት

የትግራይ ክርስቲያን መነኮሳት ከአምላካቸው ጋር እንዳይኖሩ አባረሯቸው፣ ገዳማቱን አፈራረሱባቸው።

😢😢😢አእምሮ አንቀጥቅጥ የሆነ አሳዛኝ፣ አሳፋሪና አስቆጪ ነገር ነው!😠😠😠

👉 158 DAYS in Tigray / ፻፶፰/158 ቀናት በትግራይ

No Water & Food / ውሃ እና ምግብ የለም

No Cellphone / የሞባይል ስልክ የለም

No Internet Service / የእንተርኔት አገልግሎት የለም

No Bank service / የባንክ አገልግሎት የለም

No Electricity / ኤሌክትሪክ የለም

No Transportation access / የትራንስፖርት መዳረሻ የለም

No Drug Supply / የመድኃኒት አቅርቦት የለም

No Hospitals / ሆስፒታሎች የሉም

No Humanitarians Service / ምንም የሰብአዊ መብት ሰጭዎች አገልግሎት የለም

No Media access/ የሚዲያ መዳረሻ የለም

👉 በሰሜናዊ ናይጄሪያ ፣ በአፍጋኒስታን ወይም በማዕከላዊ አፍሪካ ሪፐብሊክ ግጭቶች ከሚያስከትሉት ጋር ሲነፃፀር የትግራይ ተወላጆች አነስተኛ ሰብአዊ እርድታ ያገኛሉ

👉 Tigrayans get less humanitarian relief compared to those facing the impact of conflicts in northern Nigeria, Afghanistan, or Central African Republic.

‘A restrictive government, combined with insecurity and active fighting, can completely hamstring the aid response for months.’

People in northern Ethiopia get less humanitarian relief compared to those facing the impact of conflicts in northern Nigeria, Afghanistan, or Central African Republic, an independent poll released today by research group Humanitarian Outcomes found.

Fewer than half the conflict-affected people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region had received help since the conflict began in November, the survey revealed. Those that did said it wasn’t enough, and 79 percent overall believed aid was not reaching the areas most in need. A quarter said government and military groups were blocking or taking aid. Compared to respondents in other conflict zones who answered the same questionnaire, Tigrayans are less sure of the reasons for uneven aid provision; the report suggests that limited telecommunications and media coverage could be a contributing factor.

The survey of 614 people in Tigray was conducted by phone from late February to early March, despite on-and-off power and mobile network connections. The sample included people across the major regions of Tigray, but few displaced people.

The survey provides new evidence to gauge the reach of humanitarian aid in a tense debate between the government and the international community over the scale and seriousness of the fall-out from Ethiopia’s five-month conflict.

The conflict began in November, when federal government forces clashed with armed insurgents supporting the regional political party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Other Tigrayan militia, the Eritrean military, and forces from the neighbouring Amhara region are also involved.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said the government campaign is a necessary assertion of national legitimacy, as the country is faced with an armed rebellion. His government has regained control of major towns in Tigray and installed a provisional administration.

But military clashes continue, and massacres, forced displacement, sexual violence, looting, halting of trade and communications, and disruption of daily life mean most of the estimated six million people in the region are negatively affected, and millions need some kind of help.

The UN’s humanitarian office calls the situation “extremely dire and far from improving”.

EU envoy Pekka Haavisto is visiting the country this week, the latest in a series of diplomatic efforts to contain the conflict that threatens to destabilise the whole country and the wider region.

The report notes that compared to other crisis situations monitored by the overarching project on the “Coverage, Operational Reach, and Effectiveness of Humanitarian Aid”, “Tigray has the highest numbers of people in need as a percentage of the population, the lowest numbers of organisations responding, and the lowest percentage of people in need reached by aid.”

Researcher Abby Stoddard said the report “shows that a restrictive government, combined with insecurity and active fighting, can completely hamstring the aid response for months.”

Almost all respondents said they needed help, and 43 percent said they had received at least some. The most common form of aid requested, and received, was food. Healthcare, clean water, and sanitation services were the services next most in demand. However, electricity and telecommunications topped the answers to an open-ended question on what people needed most.

Only two percent of respondents said they had received any help other than food. Some 31 percent said they “don’t know” the main obstacle to accessing aid, but 23 percent blamed government restrictions and 21 percent a lack of safety. Non-government military were to blame, according to 16 percent.

“Mobile phone surveys will always be limited by the degree of phone ownership and coverage, and in this case we had to pause it a couple of times due to power outages,” explained Stoddard. “Respondents tend to skew more urban and educated as a rule… in this case we mainly reached people who were still in their home districts.”

Limited access

According to the international aid community, government restrictions as well as insecurity and fighting have been preventing sufficient relief aid from getting through. The government has relaxed some of its restrictions on media and aid groups following sustained international lobbying. Significant volumes of food aid are being delivered to the region by the government, the UN, and NGOs.

Addis Ababa insists progress is being made to normalise the situation and deliver help, and to investigate rights abuses. However, the UN’s latest map of humanitarian access shows only small pockets of the region are fully open to relief aid provision.

Asked about which aid agencies were most active, respondents mentioned the Relief Society of Tigray (REST) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). REST, formerly affiliated to the now rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front, is the final link in the chain for a large food aid operation serviced by NGOs, including Catholic Relief Services.

Food and ‘starvation crimes’

Even as larger volumes of aid are being sent into the region, aid agency heads interviewed anonymously as part of the survey don’t have full confidence in where it’s going: “Although humanitarian organisations are doing their best to monitor distributions, some are worried about possible discrimination and exclusion in deciding who gets aid, and about the degree of control that authorities and armed actors are exerting over processes of targeting and distribution.”

The latest update by the UN humanitarian office, OCHA, reports an “extremely concerning malnutrition situation.”

A new report by The World Peace Foundation, whose authors include Horn of Africa and famine analyst Alex de Waal, states that “Ethiopian and Eritrean belligerents in the war in Tigray have comprehensively dismantled the region’s economy and food system.”

The report continued: “Regardless of who is responsible for the outbreak of hostilities, the sole reason for the scale of the humanitarian emergency is that the coalition of Ethiopian Federal forces, Amhara regional forces, and Eritrean troops are committing starvation crimes on large scale.”

Prior to the outbreak of war in November, the Tigray region had mostly achieved food security, the report noted. But in March, the US-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) classified at least 20 percent of the population of both central and eastern Tigray, in addition to several sections of northwestern and southeastern Tigray, as experiencing emergency levels of food insecurity.

Based on those figures, the report stated, there are now 50 to 100 excess deaths every day, and if the food security situation is not stabilised, it will lead to “mass starvation and a risk of famine” in the coming months.

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Famine in Tigray:‘I Have Never Documented Anything as Relentless & Systematic as What We’re Seeing’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 9, 2021

አምስት ወራት ስቃይ፣ ግፍ፣ ሰቆቃ በትግራይ፤ ሆኖም ትግራዋይ ያልሆኑት ግን “ኢትዮጵያውያን ነን + ሰብዓዊ ነን + ተዋሕዶ ነን” የሚሉት ወገኖች ጸጥ፣ ጭጭ፤ ምን አገባን? ብለዋል። እንዳውም ይባስ ብለው በሃፍረትና በጸጸት ተድብቀው  በማልቀስ ፈንታ የትግራይን እናቶች እንባና ጩኸት በድፍረትና በፈሮዖናዊ ዕብሪት ለመንጠቅ ሲሉ ሰሞኑን ሰልፍ ወጥተው በመጮኽ ላይ ናቸው፤ በጣም ነው የሚያሳዝነው፤ ግን ምን ይደረግ የአቤል ደም ጩኸት እያቅበዘበዛቸው እኮ ነው! ገና ምኑን አይተው! አይ አለመታደል!

Let’s pay attention to all the present and past Ethiopian leaders who waged endless wars against the Tigrayan people, and tried to exterminate the Tigrayan Christian population weaponizing hunger and creating famine in Tigray are all ethnic Oromos/ mixed Amahras (Oromaras) . It is very important to acknowledge this sad but relevant fact.

Another phenomenon: The #TigrayGenocide is Five-month-old – and Tigray – which is the cradle of Ethiopian Civilization/ Christianity — is burning – still the non-Tigrayan Ethiopians’ silence is deafening or they give some unempathetic responses we’ve ever seen and experienced as Ethiopians. Very sad, indeed!

Amhara & Oromo Elite Used/ Using Hunger as a Weapon against People in Tigray:-

👉 1. Menelik II. (1844 – 1913)

The Great Ethiopian Famine of 1888-1892

The great famine is estimated to have caused 3.5 million deaths.

👉 2. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975)

Between 2 and 5 million’ people died between 1958 and 1977 as a cumulative result. Haile Selassie, who was emperor at the time, refused to send any significant basic emergency food aid to the province of Tigray.

👉 3. Mengistu Hailemariam (1937 – )

1979 – 1985 + 1987

Due to organized government policies that deliberately multiplied the effects of the famine, around 1.2 million people died from this famine. Mengistu & his Children still alive & ‘well’ while Tigrayans are again starving.

👉 4. Abiy Ahmed Ali (1976 – )

2018 – Until today: 500.000 already dead. Unlike the past famine there is no natural or man-made drought, rather, Abiy simply uses war and hunger as a weapon. Abiy Ahmed sent his kids to America for safety, while bombing & starving Tigrayan kids!

🔥 Famine in Tigray: ‘I have never documented anything as relentless & systematic as what we’re seeing’

Without an end to the fighting in Tigray, its people will face starvation more devastating than the “biblical famine” that tore through the region in the 1980s, according to a heavily-detailed survey by researchers from the US-based World Peace Foundation.

The report, entitled: ‘How Armed Conflict and Mass Atrocities Have Destroyed an Ethiopian Region’s Economy and Food System and Are Threatening Famine’, was released on 6 April.

Since the first foray into the Tigray by the Ethiopian government in Addis Ababa back in November, the following months have seen an entirely man-made humanitarian crisis unfold.

This report documents how both Ethiopian and Eritrean elements in this Tigray war have single-handedly dismantled the region’s economic and food system.

Of all the 5.7 million people in Tigray, should the offensive continue, at least 4.5 million people will face deadly shortages of food, medicine and water, Alex de Waal, executive director of the WPF tells The Africa Report.

But this can be stopped if the majority of the Tigrayan people, many of whom are are smallholder farmers, are able to farm in time for the rains in June.

“In order for that to happen, you don’t just need to get food and medicine. You actually need to stabilise the security situation so that farmers can plant. And many of them have had their oxen stolen or slaughtered. They don’t have tools. They don’t have seeds. They need medicine to stay in their villages. And labourers need to be able to move around freely. So we need a cessation of hostilities urgently,” de Waal says.

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US Expresses ‘Grave Concern’ over Harrowing Reports of Atrocities in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 8, 2021

Allegations of ethnic cleansing that began last fall amid a military crackdown in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region now threaten to engulf the surrounding areas and permanently tarnish the reputation of the country’s nobel prize-winning prime minister. Thousands are dead, tens of thousands have been displaced, and the Ethiopian government is on the defensive. Coletta Wanjohi reports.

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan spoke with Ethiopia’s deputy prime minister on Thursday and expressed “grave concern” over the growing humanitarian and human rights crisis in the country.

The call came after a disturbing report by The Associated Press and warnings by the United Nations that a campaign of rape and murder is being carried out against the Tigrayan people by military forces from the Amhara state of Ethiopia and neighboring Eritrea.

Sullivan spoke with Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen and discussed “critical steps to address the crisis, including expanded humanitarian access, cessation of hostilities, departure of foreign troops, and independent investigations into atrocities and human rights violations,” National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said in a statement.

Mr. Sullivan stressed that the United States is ready to help Ethiopia address the crisis, building on our longstanding bilateral partnership and friendship.”

The Associated Press on Wednesday published a report detailing dozens of accounts by Tigrayan refugees who described rapes, beatings, gunshot wounds and seeing dozens of corpses suggesting a massacre.

Last month, the deputy U.N. aid coordinator in Ethiopia, Wafaa Said, said five medical facilities in the region had reported at least 516 rape cases, a number she said likely underrepresented the overall number because of the stigma associated with rape and a destruction of health facilities, Reuters reported.

The AP’s report on Wednesday also said Tigrayan refugees have had their ethnic identities erased from newly issued identity cards, in what the news agency said was evidence of a concerted effort by the Ethiopian government to erase their ethnic identity.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has used the term “ethnic cleansing” to describe what is happening in Tigray, a serious charge that describes the forced expulsion of a population through violence, killings and rapes. He has also called for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the country.

The administration previously dispatched Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to Ethiopia to carry a personal message from President Biden to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Nobel Peace Prize winner, to address the reports of atrocities.

The U.S. has had diplomatic relations with Ethiopia for more than a century. It is the second most populous country in Africa and receives one of the “largest and most complex assistance programs,” according to the State Department.

Administration officials have focused on the humanitarian crisis and allegations of human rights atrocities in the country since Biden took office.

The conflict occurring in the north of Ethiopia began in November, with government forces instituting a brutal crackdown in the Tigray region after Tigrayan officials sought to hold their own elections after national polls were delayed.

The Ethiopian government has admitted to Eritrean forces being present in the north and has committed to investigating allegations of atrocities but has criticized such reporting as “slanted” that “portray the federal government as the instigator of all crimes.”

In a lengthy statement from the Ethiopian foreign ministry responding to Wednesday’s report by the AP, the government called the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a political opposition party, a “criminal enterprise” that is “armed to its teeth.”

The violence occurring in the region is further being exacerbated by a critical lack of essential services. The U.S. announced last month it was committing an additional $52 million to aid the humanitarian crisis, providing “lifesaving protection, shelter, essential health care, emergency food aid, water, sanitation, and hygiene services.” That is on top of approximately $100 million provided at the outset of the conflict.

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