The Ethiopian Government has been making claims that Humanitarian Aid is heading to the Tigray region soon after the declaration of truce. TPLF says nothing has arrived to the region
Just four days after the Ethiopian government announced a humanitarian truce with expressed aim to facilitate the delivery of aid to the region, the TPLF on Monday made complaints that no aid has arrived in the Tigray region.
In a letter dated March 28, which the spokesperson – Getachew Reda – shared on Twitter, the TPLF made claims that Ethiopian government authorities are making what it called “false claims” about the flow of humanitarian aid to the region.
The federal government department in charge of coordinating and distributing aid said this week that aid is on the way to the Tigray region.
When the TPLF responded to the declaration of humanitarian truth on Friday, it stated that the aid should be delivered within a reasonable time. It has used the same phrase in the letter it released on Monday too.
It did not however specify what reasonable time constitutes from TPLF’s standing point. The letter, however, gives the impression that the TPLF thinks the aid is late.
“The government of Tigray had made it clear that it would continue to extend all necessary cooperation to create favorable conditions to make sure that our people would receive the level of humanitarian aid commensurate with the considerable scale of needs on the ground and within a reasonable time frame,” the statement reiterated.
Despite the declaration of agreement for a humanitarian truce, the TPLF forces were reportedly attempting to break into Ethiopia from Sudan but they had suffered a crushing defeat – according to local sources.
On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Ethiopian troops were seen near areas adjacent to the Tigray region. In Kobo, which is in the Amhara region of Ethiopia, about 32 buses were seen carrying Ethiopian soldiers. However, the mayor of the town, Addisu Wodajo, is cited as saying that they were just relieving personnel that are supposed to be rotated.
The TPLF has been carrying out brutal military campaigns targeting civilians – including women and children – in the Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has been criticised by Ethiopians – including those who used to support his government – over its inability or unwillingness to take decisive action against the TPLF forces.
While Tigray is part of Ethiopia, the TPLF is running it like it is an independent state, in the process, taking the people of Tigray hostage to its political and military moves.
Meanwhile, the Afar opposition party is expressing grievance and anger that the Humanitarian Truce and parties that hailed it as a “step in the right direction” have omitted the Afar – through which aid is delivery to Tigray
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The government of prime minister Abiy Ahmed does not have any mechanism to monitor the distribution of aid in Tigray at the moment. It is obvious that the TPLF will use the flow of aid to feed its big army and prepare for more wars. The government should specially limit the flow of fuel which the TPLF will use to move its forces. The government should not ignore the concerns and demands of the Afar people who are still fighting to free their areas occupied by the TPLF Tigray. The Abiy government will lose credibility and allies if it does not address the security concerns of the Afars. They deserve all the support they need because they have foiled and reversed the military gains of the TPLF forces who were to cut off the Ethio-Djibouti road.
As a fascist grouping,t he TPLF is not serious about peace and humanitarian relief for the people of Tigray. Thus, de-fascistizing Tigray (ridding Tigray of fascism) is a precondition for combating famine and hunger in Tigray. The Tigray
people should assume the main responsibility for their own peace, freedom and security. They should by now realize that the TPLF is their main enemy and brought them only suffering, destruction and massive death of their young in the wars.
I’m very surprised that this despot is still at large, but then again, since Abiy released Jawa and Aboye Sebhat despite their treasonous acts against Ethiopia’s sovereignty, I shouldn’t be!
No one should give a damn about what the TPLF
mouthpiece and chauvinist of the likes of Getachow Worra has to say. At least Aboy Sebhat and Debresion, e al. are ethnic ideologies and former mountain dwellers. This ignoramus and upstart, thanks to the TPLF’s former ethnic suppremy policy , isn’t necessarily speaking for the majority of poor Tigrains as usual . He is likely advancing and honing for the next terrorist operations and tactics of the Woyane clique. Remember backs in the days as a minister of information and communication of EPRDF and he used to deny and blocked any info and denied and degraded the aid going into the war and famine ravaged Somali Region? Where were the so-called International community and human rights purveyors have been theb? Call it double satndard and hypocrisy in highest the order I guess.
No one should give a damn about what the TPLF
mouthpiece and chauvinist of the likes of Getachow Worra has to say. At least Aboy Sebhat and Debresion, et al. are ethnic ideologies and former mountain dwellers. This ignoramus and upstart, thanks to the TPLF’s former ethnic supremacist policy , isn’t necessarily speaking for the majority of poor Tigrains as usual . He is likely advancing and honing for the next terrorist operations and tactics of the Woyane clique. Remember backs in the day, as a minister of information and communication of EPRDF, he used to deny and block any info and denied and degraded the aid going into the war and famine ravaged Somali Region? Where were the so-called International community and human rights purveyors have been theb? Call it double satndard and hypocrisy in highest the order I guess.