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TPLF latest attacks displaced over 300,000 from Afar, Amhara region

TPLF has been attempting to control routes to Djibouti and Sudan, for which it opened extensive war in the neighboring Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia 

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Billene Seyoum, Press Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (Photo : ENA)

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Ethiopia on Thursday confirmed that over 300,000 civilians have been displaced from Afar and Amhara region of Ethiopia as the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) made military incursions to the Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia. 

In the latest briefing from the Office of the Prime Minister, Billene Aster Seyoum, Press Secretary in the International Media and PR Department,  said that the TPLF continued with its provocation. 

So far, the provocation resulted in the displacement of 300,000 civilians from their homes in the neighboring regions, Amahra and Afar. 

Although not raised by the press secretary, it is noticeable that the focus of the international community, so far, has been on Tigray to the point that Ethiopians displaced because of the TPLF war in Afar and Amhara region were not provided with humanitarian assistance. 

Apart from the displacement, aid routes from Afar to Djibouti were  blockaded, but the TPLF and the international community have been blaming it on the Ethiopian government. 

Despite the aforementioned situation in the adjacent regions, the Federal government has not yet called off the unilateral humanitarian ceasefire it declared at the end of June 2021.  

Furthermore, the Press Secretary said that the government has been focusing on  the work of ensuring unfettered access to Tigray region of Ethiopia for humanitarian aid delivery. 

The Ethiopian government also accused the TPLF, the Ethiopian parliament has designated it as a terrorist organization, of launching a media campaign to disseminate false information about the situation in the northern part of Ethiopia. 

Among them are, as pointed out by the press secretary, “the government has launched a brutal campaign against the people of Tigray,” and “Humera Massacre” claims. 

Another point that the press secretary talked about was the mounting pressure on Ethiopia to open a “humanitarian corridor” from Sudan to Tigray region. 

The argument made by Ethiopian activists and government alike is that the Djibouti-Mekelle route is by far shorter than the intended route via Sudan. 

The intention of those who are arguing in favor of the “humanitarian corridor” from Sudan is to get arms supply. The Ethiopian government is not allowing that to happen. 

Meanwhile, emerging reports indicate that the TPLF forces took control of the historic city of Lalibela – a UNESCO heritage site where there are more than 12 rock hewn churches ( dug from the ground) built in the 12th century. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Clearly she was not expecting the International Community to show an ounce of concern for Amhara region. Oh no. Would you like to have Amnesty International check it out? Maybe HRW? But wait. They been told they have no credibility, and take bribes. And will not be bothering investigating any more claims of widespread this or that. AfricanProblems African Solutions. AU will deal with the Amhara famine. UN will stay close with its friends.

  2. Thanks to white supremacy and fascist, Amerikkka, England and the European Union, as well as Ethiopian officials who are allowing the 21st century Nazis and Fascists into the Holly land of ETHIOPIA, unchecked, unsupervised and unmonitored providing essential weapons, electronic communication gears and equipments to the terrorist TPLF and the hired army of fascist USA, UK and European Union. Ethiopia’s enemies will have never dared to attack us directly but only through traitors, ባንዳዎች:: Joe Biden the fascist sympathizer, is filling job positions in his administration with black women to cover up his Nazi past and as to look like a liberal.

    GOD BLESS MOTHERLAND ETHIOPIA & HER PEOPLE

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