Ethiopians and Eritreans call on UN and Aid agencies to join Ethiopian Airlines Boycott

Security and Justice for Tigrean in Ethiopia

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 Ethiopian Airlines: International Boycott Campaign

29 December 2020

Ethiopians, Eritreans and their international friends are launching a campaign for a boycott of Ethiopian Airlines, following the Ethiopian Government’s ethnic-profiling of Tigreans and other ethnic minorities.

“We urge all passengers to stop flying with Ethiopian Airlines while this terrible war in Tigray continues,” said Mesfin Ayenew of Security and Justice for Tigrean in Ethiopia.

Tigreans – and Eritrean refugees who speak Tigrinya – have been targeted by the airline and the authorities. They lost their jobs, have been driven out of the army and the police force,[1] and had homes raided and goods looted.[2]

“We call on the United Nations and all Non-Governmental and Aid organisations to take a lead by not using Ethiopian Airlines. These organisations cannot wash their hands of the ethnic-cleansing and the bloodshed in Tigray,” said Mesfin Ayenew.

Habte Hagos of Eritrea Focus said: “Eritrean troops are directly involved in this war, participating in the killings, while looting Tigreans homes and religious sites. We urge everyone to join the ‘Boycott Ethiopian Airlines’ campaign.”

The Boycott campaign is launched in the USA, Britain and other European countries, and in time we expect it to be worldwide.

Why Ethiopian airlines? 

The war in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray has been accompanied by an ugly campaign of ethnic-profiling against Tigreans. They have lost their jobs, been attacked and racially harassed.

Ethiopian Airlines – the country’s flag carrier – has participated in this. Tigrean employees – pilots, cabin crew, caterers, technicians, and security guards among them – have lost their jobs or been instructed to stay at home until further notice.[3]

The New York Times reported on 12 December: “Even the C.E.O. of the national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, who is an ethnic Tigrean, was barred from leaving the country earlier this month, according to a pilot at the airline, and a foreign diplomat who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.”[4] 

The state appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, says it is “gravely concerned” at reports of ethnic-profiling of Tigreans, “most notably manifested in forced leave from work and in stopping people from travelling overseas including on work missions, for medical treatment or studies”.[5] The view was echoed by the UN.[6]

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[1] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-55043373

[2] https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2020/12/16/Ethnic-profiling-Tigray-tensions-Ethiopia

[3] https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2020/12/16/Ethnic-profiling-Tigray-tensions-Ethiopia

[4] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/12/world/africa/Ethiopia-Tigray-ethnic.html

[5] https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2020/12/16/Ethnic-profiling-Tigray-tensions-Ethiopia

[6] https://uk.reuters.com/article/ethiopia-security-un-bachelet/ethiopia-volatile-with-fighting-ethnic-profiling-of-tigrayans-un-rights-boss-idUKKBN28J1CP

30 comments

  1. Ethiopian airline is the worst company in 21st century. Not even a single Tigrayan ethinic member is allowed to work. They all got fired because of their identity. Total ethinic profiling. Even many foreign citizen Tigrayan origin was banned from traveling outside and removed from the terminal. One confirmed heartbreaking story i heard was, a young man who had kidney failure and he tried to go abroad for medical treatment and because of his ethnicity he was rejected from traveling and where he later died in Addis Ababa. So, I am kindly signing this petition for a proper sancrion of the organization. It’s not serving the society as how it was supposed to be.

    1. Did you recently visit Ethiopia? all airports in Ethiopia and abroad are filled with Ethiopians esp. Tigrayans. Even, the CEO is Tigrayan. So, dont worry; what should be done maybe is balancing the number. This is, if we follow tplf’s ethnic based politics otherwise it should be competence as tplf is dismissed.

      1. Ethiopia quite failed country in Africa.
        Ethiopia Airlines are working for the political leaders and failures since started
        Ethnic cleansing in Tigirai is real . Ethiopia Air has questions to answer very soon.
        Stop 🛑 genocide on Tigirai

  2. ethiopian airline is now in the hunds of buchrs that denayed tigrigna speakers
    and they baned the tigrian workers from the campany.

  3. The airline is also participated in transportion of military equipments, Eritrean troops to Ethiopia& Ethiopian troops to Eritea especially to the airports near to the battle fields. This is against the star alliance membership agreement.

      1. Why do you ask for a proof like you have a proof for your stupid posts, junkie!

  4. Ethiopian Airline is now as one way as a mouse trap to continuing genocide killing over the people of Tigray ( ethnic cleansing ) by the dictator Abey Ahmed and his commanders

  5. This questiom would have been raised way back when only 6% of the the population from one ethinic group occupied more than 45% Ethiopin air line job.
    In what bases did they where offered the job. Ethiopia is a home for people of more than 80 ethinic identity. So was that fair? Whay EH oversight that fact and orchestrate the bycoat. The pilots from this group were known in trasporting the country hard curreny through the aircraft cabinate. The have done all misschieve against the people of Ethippian and the state.

  6. A family member employee of Ethiopian Airlines has been told not to come to work because of her ethnicity. In the 21st Century, Ethiopia has a government that openly discriminate against citizens because of their identity. There are tons of statements, official remarks (including the speech of the unelected PM), explicitly stated policies on a number of areas to prove the Federal Government and its branches have followed discriminatory practices against Tegarus.
    Has any one asked the whereabout of the Ethiopian Air Lines CEO?

  7. Ethiopian Airlines has committed genocide; the airlines profiles Tegaru ethnic, fired from work, harass everyone from pilots to lower daily workers. The airline should be accountable for such crimes.

  8. Ethiopian airlines is doing ethnic cleansing of tigaru this is must stop 🛑 This is called genocide stop war in Tigray stop killing people in Tigray and people is Suffering without water electricity transport telephone Internet they destroy(killing) people in the dark No one international journalist is in the ground because the killer Not elected government is block

  9. The shameful unelected Ethiopian government is ethnic cleansing Tigrayans from Ethiopian Airline. It’s hard to believe the very people who made Ethiopian Airline the flagship African carrier are now being targeted by the Abiy government. The world needs to send a clear message that Ethnic cleansing in not tolerated.

    1. Ethiopia airlines is the worst Company in 21 century. The airlines is harassing Tigrayans and remove ethnic tigrayans from there job and banned from flight.

  10. Ethiopia 🇪🇹 Airliners the worst company in the world 🌍 because the Airline accusing the people of Tigrayan that means the worst ethnic profiling on the people of Tigray

  11. The tigray did not do justice when they ruled
    Ethiopia for 27years for example there no single Somali employee in the Ethiopian airline
    While the Tigray were more than 50%.please be silent your time is over.

  12. Ethiopian airlines is doing ethnic cleansing of tigaru this is must stop 🛑 This is called genocide stop war in Tigray stop killing people in Tigray and people is Suffering without water electricity transport telephone Internet they destroy(killing) people in the dark No one international journalist is in the ground because the killer Not elected government is block

  13. Ethiopian airlines is doing ethnic cleansing of tigaru this is must stop !!! This is called genocide stop war in Tigray stop killing people in Tigray and people is Suffering without water electricity transport telephone Internet they destroy(killing) people in the dark No one international journalist is in the ground because the killer Not elected government is block

  14. Ethiopian Airline have been fired Tigrayan Ethnic from their work after the war declared on November 4, 2020 against the people of Tigray. The war declared to dismantle elected reginal government of Tigray by unelected PM of Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia. The war shouldn’t be declared first of all since it is political disagreement should not have solved through devastating war. Ethiopian Air Line shouldn’t have been used as a political leverage to hurt Tigrayans that have been working for year with the organization. I urge the civilized countries of the world to ban Ethiopian Airline from their sky and customer to boycott Ethiopian Airline. Ethnic profiler Ethiopian Airline shouldn’t do a business in 21sth century. Thank you!

  15. Ethiopian Airline (EAL) fired Tigrayan workers from the posts because of their identity. An organization shouldn’t fire or hire employees based on the ethnic, sex, race & etc… So, the civilized countries of the world shouldn’t allow their air space and air ports to Ethnic profiler Ethiopian Airline. Customer of EAL should boycott EAL. This in human act of EAL should be condemned. EAL shouldn’t do a business with this record.

  16. Ethiopian airlines which became one of the biggest and best airlines in Africa under the administration of EPRDF/TPLF ( since most Ethiopians say TPLF lead the country for the past 27 years), has profiled and discriminated Tigreans just for who they are as part of the war waged against the Tigray people by the illegitimate PM and his cronies. It simply is an instrument for the Government, does not have the moral and work/company ethics to protect its employees. What a shame!!

  17. The criminal TPLF Tigreans was begging and calling for the enforcement operations for the last three years, and they got what they deserved, they were preparing and recruiting forcefully young Tigreans to their demise, now Tigreans claim their ethnocentric actions was violated, they were thrown and die in holes they created for last 30 years. Game is really over for them and their cronies too. Ethiopian airline will be flourshied for many years to come.

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