Important statement by USA on Tigray war and safety of Eritrean Refugees

“The United States is also deeply concerned for the safety and security of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia.  The United States joins calls by the UN for the Ethiopian government to uphold its obligations under international law and to take appropriate measures to ensure the protection and safety of all refugees in Ethiopia.  Those responsible for egregious abuses or violations against civilians must be held accountable.”

 

The United States is providing more than $18 million in assistance to respond to the growing humanitarian needs caused by conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.  This assistance will help our international humanitarian organization partners respond to the needs of more than 52,000 new refugees in Sudan, refugees and displaced persons in Ethiopia, and possible needs in Djibouti, in addition others displaced by conflict in the Horn of Africa region already being assisted by USG partners.  These resources will help provide access to critical humanitarian protection, shelter, essential health care and nutrition, emergency food aid, education, water, sanitation, and hygiene services for refugees, internally displaced people, and vulnerable host communities.

We remain gravely concerned by the humanitarian impact of the conflict in Tigray.  We call on the government to allow immediate, full, safe, and unhindered access so humanitarian organizations can provide timely, needs-based assistance to those affected by the conflict.  We stand with the international community in condemning the intimidation and killings of humanitarian aid workers in Tigray as well as the looting of relief supplies and the destruction of civilian infrastructure.  All parties must respect international humanitarian law.

The United States is also deeply concerned for the safety and security of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia.  The United States joins calls by the UN for the Ethiopian government to uphold its obligations under international law and to take appropriate measures to ensure the protection and safety of all refugees in Ethiopia.  Those responsible for egregious abuses or violations against civilians must be held accountable.

More than a month of conflict has compounded the preexisting humanitarian crises in the region.  The COVID-19 pandemic, historic levels of flooding, and desert locust swarms have increased economic hardship and threatened food security and the basic needs of refugees and civilians in Tigray.

In addition to providing life-saving assistance, the United States, along with our international partners, remains ready and willing to assist in dialogue and reconciliation and to stand with the people of the region to bring a complete end to the fighting and to build a brighter, more hopeful future. We welcome the contributions already provided by current donors and call on others to support the international response to help meet the immediate humanitarian needs in Sudan and Ethiopia.

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  1. #StopwaronTigray Involvement of Eritrean troops and UAE drones. Indiscriminate killings civilians. Looting of properties. Sexual violence against The Women. #TograyIsBleeding #StopGenocideInTigray. I still don’t know if my famil are alive or not. I still don’t know if they are starving. Open humanitarian corridors. Allow international media presence. Lift communication back out Conduct independent investigation on the massacres

  2. I’m a citizen of US asking to this blessed country to get quick help to the people of Tigray save life of civilians to get humanitarian & media be voice of the children, mothers mass killings by Ethiopia prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali & Esayas afowerki (Eretrean ) those dictators fascist stop war on Tigray, get food , electricity, & water. If you are not helping at this time you will be registered as a responsible human being. Thank you!

  3. human rights violations, including a mass killing in Ethiopia’s Tigray, described by the UN rights chief as one of many “appalling” human rights abuses that could amount to war crimes.
    UNHCR released a statement in which it expressed its increasing concern for “the safety and security of all civilians in Tigray, including the 100,000 Eritrean refugees located in four camps there.”
    withdrawal of Eritrean troops, the opening of humanitarian corridors to assist refugees and civilians, and the immediate, independent verification and investigation of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity.
    Isayas and Abey are the most responsible for the criminal war against civilians, refugees and allot of refugees taken back to Eritrea this is crime of crime.

  4. Says a country who unlisted a state sponsor of terrorism ungently inorders to give a green light to make another terrorist act on another country by bombing its dams and encroaching its territorial integrity.

  5. USA already failed for it couldn’t stop massive human right violations and tragedies in Oromia​​, Gumuz, and Tigray! Stop lip services!!!

  6. From the current #crises in ETH🇪🇹, i am ever convinced that the most developed countries in this planet and their missionaries didn’t put #Africa NOT only on a permanent poverty, endless conflict, and continuous civil war, BUT also, they have been working tirelessly to destroy the values, freedom, liberty & sovereignty of Africans!
    Look at the #UN, and #UNAgencies, why we need to have those organizations if their core values, and founding principles are respected?

    What’s happening in Tigray is totally inhumane, innocent civilians are slaughtered like animals by own Gov’t inviting foriegn (Eritrean) security forces, citizens are denied access to social services, food, medicine, fuel including access to their own money by own Gov’t for more than 52 days. Isn’t this a systemic starvation, isn’t this a hidden #Genocide for the #TigrianPeople?
    Where in the world is a sovereign country allows citizens’ properties and infrastructures to be looted and destroyed by inviting an external force? We all know, the Eritrean security forces are inside Tigray killing civilians & international refugees, looting and destroying private and public infrastructure. Let alone from my hometown Adigrat, more than 150 civilians was massacred in a single day while celebrating an annual holiday @Marim Dengelat St. merry church 20kms away from Adigrat. Today, all Adigrat university, Addis Pharmaceutical Factory, Adigrat General hospital, Wukro General hospital, Saba Leather Factory are looted and destroyed by Eritrean security forces, imagine the 10s thousand of employees left without job. This is just from my hometown, similar circumstances are evident throughout Tigray.
    Where in the world is such an international law violated? Do we have the moral responsibility to talk about the ongoing hidden Genocide on Tigray?
    Isn’t the #US, #UN, & #UNAgencies who promised us the #RwandaGenocide won’t see again? There is nothing less happening in Tigray?
    My people, don’t deserve this because they fought for better democracy & equality, economic development in Ethiopia.
    I am extremely disappointed and won’t forget easily the response of the international community especially the #US, #UN, and #UNAgencies

  7. StopwaronTigray Involvement of Eritrean troops and UAE drones. Indiscriminate killings civilians. Looting of properties. Sexual violence against The Women. #TograyIsBleeding #StopGenocideInTigray. I still don’t know if my famil are alive or not. I still don’t know if they are starving. Open humanitarian corridors. Allow international media presence. Lift communication back out Conduct independent investigation on the massacres

  8. This is a rare exception. #US supporting publicly a just cause in the east-african-areana was a never seen matter before. And surely it will serve a dire warning to many budding/advanced autocrates in the region. All requiered now is expediate the action. I am sure this will stop this illigitimate so called PM on his tracks fast !
    Keep on the good work and accept my hearty-thanks on behalf of the millions of my #Ethiopian brothers and sisters who all support a true #etiopian-fedral-state.

  9. StopwaronTigray Involvement of Eritrean troops and UAE drones. Indiscriminate killings civilians. Looting of properties. Sexual violence against The Women. #TograyIsBleeding #StopGenocideInTigray. I still don’t know if my famil are alive or not. I still don’t know if they are starving. Open humanitarian corridors. Allow international media presence. Lift communication back out Conduct independent investigation on the massacres

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  10. It is so devastating to see the entire world ignoring systemic genocide on the people of Tigray. Although we have been calling for help to the #US & United Nations but the response has been very slow and it is clear indication and encouragement for other dictators to do the same on their own people as The Ethiopia unelected president Abyi Ahmed & Esayas of Eritrea are doing. People are dying every second From hunger, thirst and, are being bombarded with drones from the UAE that were secretly given to Abyi Ahmed. Churches and Mosques that are known by UNESCO heritages of Tigray are been looted Destroyed and taken to Eritrea by the soldiers of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Women’s are being cut their breast and raped by soldiers, children and women are dying because they cannot access their own money because the government closed the banks and we as a people of Tigray are not allowed to help and send money to save their lives. I feel helpless and I don’t know what I can do to stop the genocide in Tigray. My people are dying every minute please take action as soon as possible.
    #UN
    #USA
    #Eu
    #Au
    Please help to StopGenocide In Tigray .

  11. Stop war on tigray
    Stop genocide on tigray people
    Need international humanitarian
    For 6 weeks no water no food no electricity
    No internet no school no freedom no transportation nothing haven’t

  12. World leaders need to ACT TODAY. You must demand full
    access to deliver humanitarian aid to #Tigray. This can’t wait another day ‼️ #StopWarOnTigray @EUatUN @EU_Commission @GermanyDiplo
    @Sally_Keeble @KenRoth @BenJeannerod @GerrySimpsonHRW @SophieHRW @lettatayler @JanezLenarcic

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