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Wollo : worsening famine situation, international humanitarian groups not responding

Parts of Wollo under TPLF control reportedly facing unprecedented famine. Power and communication out of service

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The TPLF still controls some areas in Wollo, Amhara region of Ethiopia. When the region’s president, Agegnehu Teshager, was remarking on the occasion of new year celebration, he said “we do not know about the circumstances of  4 million people in the region in the areas that are under TPLF control.” 

No communication in the areas under the control of TPLF and  no electricity. 

It may mean that four million people in the Amhara region of Wollo are facing famine. At least four million people are in need of emergency food aid. 

A large part of North Wollo, including Sekota which fell under the TPLF terrorists on the eve of Ethiopian New Year, is under the TPLF control. 

Emerging reports on social media are very disturbing. Activists say the region is affected by famine and starvation. Images circulating on social media (one like posted above) are shocking. 

International Aid Agencies that were crying foul for “unfettered humanitarian access” to the Tigray region are now silent about the famine situation in Wollo. 

The Federal government does not seem to be responding either. Activists have been campaigning on Twitter. “Wollo_Famine” and “WolloCan’tWait” are among trending hashtags as the activists are trying to influence decision makers and actors in the humanitarian sector. 

Well over 500,000 people have been displaced from different parts of Amhara region of Ethiopia since the TPLF opened a military campaign in early July. 

They are staying in cities like Dessie, among others.  They are residing in makeshift shelters and in need of food and other humanitarian aid. 


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  1. Subject: “Wollo : worsening famine situation, international humanitarian groups not responding”, September 13, 2021

    Honest Opinion, 14 Sept 2021
    It is my honest opinion that TPLF should abandon its quote: “controls [of] some areas in Wollo, Amhara region of Ethiopia”. Unquote. For that matter in all area outside Tigray. It may sound ridiculous but it is against the long term interest of TIGRAY and against the Historical WISDOM of the PEOPLE of TIGRAY. Let us ask a few questions and give answers there on:
    a) What does TIgray want? Answer: Possibly the domination of the entire Ethiopia to its core !!! WOW !!!
    b) Is that the characteristic of Tigray’s People History e.g. of Emperor Yohannes and the Galant Warrior Ras Alula etc?
    c) Who is running Tigray, today? An individual or the people of Tigray ?
    d) And what will be the rational out of the obvious question &; the people of Tigray or an ambitious Tigrayan Individual for private purpose.
    e) And finally, does an individual has more wisdom than the PEOPLE of Tigray &; It sounds ridiculous but that is what is happening in our OUR DEAR BLACK AFRICA. i.e. the people of Africa guided by dictatorial individuals for seemingly time immemorial.
    f) Could we then concluded that Tigray is a replica of the above Black African Curse? ; meaning, the Good Lord Up in Heaven Dictated it so. Amen – Inshallah
    Interesting Footnote
    Unconscionably, I finished my narration with par “f)” a reflection of my own short quasi dissertation above i.e ‘ “f” for failure’ Amazing, hidden “teacher” giving me ‘F’ and rightly so. !!!

  2. Dear Editor
    In my Articles you will find the guest twisted letter . I DIDN”T INVITE IT !!! ??? Where it comes from, and why it comes-in uninvited, is beyond me .


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