September 25, 2022
The head of the World Health Organization links indifference to the crisis in Tigray with racism |  Globalism

The head of the World Health Organization links indifference to the crisis in Tigray with racism | Globalism

The Director-General of the World Health Organization said:Who is the), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, revisiting the humanitarian crisis in Tigray, noting that racism could explain the international community’s lack of interest in the region in northern Italy. Ethiopiathe scene of violent struggles for nearly two years.

Tedros, a native of Tigray, said last Wednesday (17/08), in a speech to reporters, that the siege of 6 million people in the region lasted 21 months and is “the worst disaster on the planet.”

“The humanitarian crisis in Tigray is greater than in Ukraine. Without any exaggeration. And I said this several months ago: Perhaps the reason is the skin color of the people in Tigray.”

“I haven’t heard in the past few months, or several months, even a head of state talking about the situation in Tigray, anywhere. Especially in the developed world. Why? I think we know.”

According to the chief Who is theResidents of the region do not have access to basic services, food, medicines and means of communication, in addition to being prevented from leaving the territory.

“It’s the worst humanitarian crisis,” Tedros said. “I say: Nowhere in the world are six million people under siege. Nowhere.” “The only thing we ask is: Can the world come to its senses and stand up for humanity?”

The speech came when he was commenting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Tedros said the world may be on its way to a nuclear war that threatens to be the “mother of all problems,” but added that in terms of the humanitarian crisis, the situation in Tigray is currently worse.

In this regard, governments asked Ethiopia and gives Russia Which put an end to the two crises. “If you want peace, you can achieve it, and I appeal to both of you to resolve these issues.”

In April this year, chief Who is the He had already wondered if the world’s disproportionate focus was on the war you were waging Russia Racially motivated, but realized that the conflict in Ukraine It has global consequences.

Regarding his country, Tedros criticized the war and humanitarian crisis in Tigray several times. At the beginning of the year, the government Ethiopia So send a message to Who is the Accusing his boss of misconduct due to criticism.

According to the authorities of the African state, Tedros will use the position to project himself politically at the expense of Ethiopia He will be a member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Tedros, who was foreign and health minister when the Moro Islamic Liberation Front led Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, denied the accusation.

In November 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops from the army to EritreaThe rebels were expelled from Tigray. The rebels were initially defeated, and regained control of the area in June 2021.

Since then, the conflict has seen little international humanitarian aid. Aid providers, doctors and nurses report that people are dying of starvation and that basic supplies are in short supply to treat the sick.

Aid has intensified in recent months, but is classified as insufficient to meet the needs of the besieged population. According to information from humanitarian groups, the region is still suffering from a lack of fuel, which prevents the transportation of goods.

A symbol of isolation in the region, the COVID-19 vaccination campaign was launched only in July of this year – an advance compared to the difficult months when the wounded were treated with warm water and salt.

The return of basic services and banking activity remains one of the main demands of Tigray’s leaders. Journalists are prohibited from entering the area.

conflict in Ethiopia It has serious repercussions beyond its national borders and can contribute to the destabilization of the region – the country is located on the borders of Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda, KenyaSomalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea.

Both sides of the conflict are accused of violations by the United Nations (United nations).

The Ethiopian government spokeswoman responded to Tedros’ comments, describing them as immoral. It also accused leaders in Tigray of looking for excuses to avoid a peace agreement.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq announced today, Wednesday, Ethiopia He announced that there was a proposal that would lead to a ceasefire and the resumption of basic services.

In response, a spokesman for the rebel forces in Tigray, Getachew Reda, wrote on Twitter that “the Abiy Ahmed regime has made it clear that it is not ready to engage in peace talks.”

The Ethiopian government insisted that the African Union envoy lead the peace talks. This gesture is seen as a sign of rejection of the other peace efforts he is leading Kenya Supported by United State.