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Protestors in Dessie demand support for displaced from Wollo

Famine and raping of women pervasive in Wollo. Humanitarian and rights organizations have ignored the crisis, protestors say in Dessie

Protestors _ Wollo _  Dessie
Protestors marching in Dessie town center ( Photo : SM)


Protestors in Dessie on Tuesday took to the street to protest the silence from government and non-government actors in the face of a spiralling humanitarian crisis in North Wollo. 

Over 500,000 people have been displaced from the Amhara region due to the TPLF invasion. Hundreds of thousands of them are currently in Dessie. 

They say they are not getting the support they need from humanitarian organizations and government, too. 

Thousands, including those recently displaced North Wollo,  demonstrated in Dessie. Protestors also said that the humanitarian crisis is not given media coverage that it deserves. 

“Our families are suffering,” “women are being raped,”, “humanitarian organizations have ignored the conflict”  and “Justice for Amhara people” are among the slogans that protestors chanted in Dessie. 

Protesters demand Justice for the people in North Wollo (Photo : SM)

Currently, much of the support for those displaced and residing in Dessie comes from individuals and the business community in the city with the help of volunteers who are mobilizing it. 

Shortage of supplies of necessary medicine and food are critically affecting communities across North Wollo. 

The TPLF have looted hospitals and schools in that part of Amhara region of Ethiopia. Diabetic patients and patients with other conditions that need regular medications are dying because of the shortages. 

The distance between Mersa and Woldia is about 30 kilometres, and Mersa was reportedly freed from the TPLF control. No explanations are given on the part of the government as to why towns like Woldia are still in the hands of the TPLF terrorists. 

It may be understandable for those who have understanding about the military situation, but for the rest of the people it has remained puzzling. 

In fact, many seem to think that the government has abandoned the people of Wollo.  

Ephrem Assefa, who is said to be chairman of Woldia youth, reportedly said that the youth from the city are not headed to the war front because they are not armed, and they are not provided with training and arms, based on citizens’ reports from Dessie. 

Most parts of the South Gondar and some parts of North Wollo (like Flakit and Geregera) are freed from TPLF control. Commissioned officers within the Ethiopian Defense Force express optimism that they would bury the terrorist TPLF group within a short time. 

But until then people are suffering in North Wollo and the Government is not saying anything about the circumstances under which millons are languishing in the TPLF controlled areas. Agegnehu Teshager, president of Amhara region, this week said that the administration in the region does not know about the circumstances of about 4 million people that are under the TPLF control. 

Given the recurring massacres of civilians in Afar and Amhara region, it is clear that the people in the areas living in the TPLF controlled areas are in grave danger and facing unimaginable humanitarian crises too. 
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  1. Quote: “Over 500,000 people have been displaced from the Amhara region due to the TPLF invasion. Hundreds of thousands of them are currently in Dessie. Unquote

    Humble Sad Reaction
    When crimes are being done by those who claimed to have power, OUR ANCESTORS, with their extraordinary wisdom, used to say the “ALL MIGHTY GOD SHALL REMEMBER YOUR INHUMAN ACT.” There is no doubt about it, though we don’t know WHEN, WHAT, and HOW.

    Our heart felt condolonecses to the extraordinary people of Wollo who accommodated so many with kindness and friendship from every corner of Ethiopia . In particular, I distinctly remember, community of Tigrigna speaking people infesting the capital city of Wollo, Dessie. I never forget the Wollo people for their the most kindness and acceptance of ALL without any trace of separation. It was my wonderful experience of my upbringing..

    What TPLF NOT , I repeat NOT, commoner Tigray people — is doing is nothing less than outright criminal Act, liquidating innocent people of Wollo. May the Good Lord dictate the Judgment upon the Mighty TPLF of Today. Nothing remains the same. May the people of Tigray flourish with decent and humbl Life, in tandem with the people of Ethiopia in its entirety. Amen — Inshallah

  2. There is amixed message, that since Tplf and now, Ethiopia is secretly under the contkrol of foreigners. The government and their supporters must come clean, stopgiving false hope to the people! The people must have alternative what to do. What this shows is the ethnic fanatics maybe ushering in foreigners by negotiating with them so that the fanatics can hold power, just like what tplf has been doing. The support of Aby and government is to have free coubtry tgat can develop itself. It is said that Ethiopian-friendly educated by H/Selassie and betrayed by tge enenmies of Ethiopia Derg, shabia, Tplf , etc, Djiboutian leader Goulleh has been killed in Paris. This means a hostile leadership who could deny and block Ethiopia is emerging in Djibiuti. We have yet to see what benefited us by allying with Shabia.

  3. Get a load of this folks!!! The federal government there is now seen crying over the shoulders of the UN. It is crying rivers because close to 500 heavy trucks it sent to Tigray with food aid are nowhere to be found. They ever made it back and nobody knows what happened to them or they have gone. Ok you younger generation, clear your throat and say ‘duhhhhhhhhh!’ right in the face of every official in the federal government. Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! This is from Debre! ‘Hey my former homeboy Abiy! The trucks had run out of fuel by the time they were here and gasoline/diesel to get them going. I need 1 million liters of fuel just to fire up their engines and another 5 million liters to send them back to you. You have to send the fuel on another 500 trucks in a week. Otherwise we will be obligated to sell them for scrap/junkyard operators. I have already received many offers in writing from Egyptian scrap yard companies. Duhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!


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