The fast-moving conflict of Tigray forces in the Tigray region has started spreading in the neighboring areas too. And so, as of now, the United States of America is sending its special envoy to Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian government had made a final call this week to stop the resurgence of Tigray forces.
And this war is the prominent reason why there’s a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s second-most populous country of 110 million folks.
Millions of people in Tigray regions lack behind the reach of food. At the same time, the United Nations and the U.S. are reporting that Ethiopia provides only fractions of what is necessary in other parts of the country.
As Tigray forces move in, thousands of people in the Amhara and Afar regions have shifted.
According to U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric, it is literally impossible to describe of horror what civilians are going through. And as this conflict continues, there will be more pain for the civilians.
WHAT IS THE U.S. LOOKING FOR IN ETHIOPIA?
The special envoy from the U.S., Jeffrey Feltman, will travel to Djibouti and the United Arab Emirates and then to Ethiopia on Sunday.
Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser of the White House, tweeted that through this war, many people have suffered a lot for several months. And now, this great nation has divided into pieces. And all these pieces cannot be scattered just with more fighting. So everyone must come together and negotiate accordingly urgently.
But the truth is that all these considerations are highly unlikeable because the government was facing the domination of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front for nearly three decades before 2018 when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office. The Tigray forces put several conditionals for talks, one of which was to remove the legitimacy of Abiy to govern. And Tigray forces successfully retook the primary region in June.
But what impatient the officials in Washington are that when Ethipions officials deny the gang-rapes and forced expulsions of ethnic Tigrayans in their area.
Ethiopian government’s cleary dismissal the Amnesty International report on shocking sexual violence happening with Tigray women during the war.
ETHIOPIA’S GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
U.S. and U.N are taking the sides of the Tigray forces and supporting them with aids, making the pile of frustration on Ethiopians government.
There is no attention to the mess which is created by the Tigray forces in the Amhara and Afar regions.
And recently, the U.N. children’s agency comes up with allegations of deadly attacks on newly supplanted people in Afar.
And as soon as security allows, the U.N. team will assess the scene. The Ethiopian government is stating the Tigray forces for all of this. But still, a separate investigation will go on it.
THE FATE OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE?
In all this mess, the only group which is grinding in the middle are civilians. And due to Ethiopia’s government’s concern to end up helping Tigray forces the providing aids are becoming increasingly challenging.
After a visit to Ethiopia by the U.S. Agency for International Development administrator last week, she observed that 10% of needed Tigray aids were reached to the region.
And according to the reports, more than 900,000 people in Tigray are going through man-made famine conditions.
And with less knowledge on the ground and due to government restrictions, the civilians will suffer.