HELP END #TIGRAYGENOCIDE

#StandWithTigray

5.1 MILLION

Million civilians facing starvation man-made

2.3 MILLION

Million Children need urgent life-saving humanitarian aid

79K+

Tigrayan Refugees fled Sudan to escape massacre and daily bombardment

150,000K+

 civilians killed

WHAT IS HAPPENING

In November 2020 in a struggle over autonomy, Abiy Ahmed declared war on the Tigray region of Ethiopia claiming retaliation for an unverified attack.  The Tigrian people have been caught in the middle of this bloody conflict for months after having endured a devastating year in which the region faced challenges due to COVID-19, massive flooding and a locust outbreak that destroyed crops.  As a result of a communications blackout, much of the international community is unaware of the atrocities and hardships that continue to face this region.
Here are some of the key concerns:

  • Abiy Ahmed’s has claimed that the war is over and no one was killed in the war despite observers reporting over 60,000 deaths
  • 5 million people are in urgent need of assistance
  • Genocide and ethnic cleansing has been waged on the Tigrian people including those living outside the region
  • Over 2 million people have been displaced
  • Numerous reports of looting and human rights abuses including sexual assault and attacks on refugee camps
  • In December, UNICEF reported that approximately 2.3 million children have been cut off from humanitarian assistance.

OUR MISSION

Stand with Tigray’s mission is to raise awareness amongst the international community about the suffering and hardships ethnic Tigrayans have endured since November 4th, 2020; to be a voice for the silenced in Tigray and expose human rights violations committed against Tigrayan people.

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Our analysis showed that the majority of content produced by the #StandWithTigray campaign is digital activism, which seeks to raise international awareness about the conflict.
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In the News

‘I came here to fight’: Rare footage of Ethiopia’s Tigray

July 14, 2021|AP

Tigray's president Debretsion Gebremichael speaks in public for the first time after the capture of the regional capital by Tigray forces, in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Tigray leaders have rejected a unilateral cease-fire that Ethiopia’s government announced as its soldiers retreated from Mekele, and they have vowed to chase “enemies” out of the rest of the Tigray region. (AP Photo)
The 16-year-old girl hoped to go to war. Inspired by the sight of resurgent local forces marching in to retake the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region six months after being forced to flee, Meron Mezgeb waited in a crowd seeking to get a gun and join them.

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After battlefield reversals, what next for Ethiopia’s Tigray war?

July 10, 2021|Al-Jazeera

Women walk in front of a burned truck on the road near Dansa, southwest of Mekelle in Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 20, 2021 [File: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP]
The capture of Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, by Ethiopian forces in late November was depicted by the government in Addis Ababa as the finishing blow to forces loyal to the northern region’s former government.

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July 21, 2021

07/21 D.C. Protest

When: 10:00AM-1:00PM
Where: 2201 C St NW, Washington, DC 20024 Map
July 24, 2021

07/24 DMV BBQ

When: 2:00PM-8:00PM
Where: Quincy Park, 1021 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA Map