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Humanitarian truce in Tigray is a positive step forward and must lead to humanitarian access  (Amnesty International)

Federal government humanitarian truce in Tigray is a positive step forward and must lead to humanitarian access  

Humanitarian Truce _ Ethiopia _ Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 
March 25, 2022

In response to the humanitarian truce announced by the Ethiopian Federal Government in the conflict-affected Tigray region which Tigrayan authorities have said they will respect if sufficient aid reaches Tigray within a reasonable timeframe, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes region said:

“The humanitarian truce is a positive step for millions of people trapped in the conflict in Tigray region, where meagre humanitarian aid supplies have left people starving – with insufficient food, water and other essentials. 

“Amnesty International urges all actors in the conflict to seize this opportunity to avoid worsening the humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding in Tigray. Children and women are dangerously malnourished, and media reports suggest many are already dying of starvation. 

“All parties to the conflict must immediately allow humanitarian aid workers uninterrupted access to all conflict-affected areas of northern Ethiopia, including Afar and Amhara regions. This includes opening the flow of aid through the Afar-Tigray land route, which has been closed following the renewed fighting in the border area, and resumption of critical services such as banking, power, and mobile and internet communication.  

“The truce also needs to include unfettered and non-discriminatory humanitarian aid, including medical care, to Western Tigray, which is currently under the control of Amhara and Eritrean forces.” 

Background 

Reports indicate that more than 5.2 million people need food aid in Tigray, but humanitarians were able reach only 784,000 people since May 2021. The Ethiopian government’s shutdown of phone and internet communication, and of banking services, as well as restrictions on cash delivery to Tigray and fuel shortages have crippled humanitarian operations.  

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1 COMMENT

  1. Subject: “Humanitarian truce in Tigray is a positive step forward and must lead to humanitarian
    access  (Amnesty International)” AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, March 26, 2022

    Humble Commentary
    Would you like to consider the ROOT CAUSE of all the massacre of honest human beings in front of WORLD LEADERS, LEADING TRANQUIL LIFE? ???

    I dare say, the answer is NO! NO! OH! NO!!!

    And so, the ARTIFICIAL EFFORTS to help unfortunate poor people will keep on going as a drama, for international groups, with all the gimmicks and eternal sources for individual incomes and the luxury of travelling around the Globe — free of travel expences. They got it made.

    And the poor innocent people around the Globe take the nasty cruel life on their existence. IT IS A CRUEL WORLD, where simple, humble, poor human beings would wounde up being the source [reason] for the happy, rich, artificially so-called international civil servants!!!!

    WHAT A CRUEL NATURE THAT WE ARE ENDOWED WITH OUR LIFE So, as my addiction to my favourite French saying goese C’est la Vie !!!

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