Ethiopia: The PP is willing to lie about the closure of Mekelle Airport…

TPLF terrorist group blocked aid flights to Mekelle airport.

The government of Ethiopia in collaboration with the international community has been facilitating daily air transportation to Tigray for the delivery of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and nutritional supplements. By expanding humanitarian assistance, from June 11th, 2022 to June 17th, 2022, the federal government facilitated the transportation of 22,250 metric tons of food items to the Tigray region by 363 trucks. Despite the encumbrance of the TPLF terrorist group, Ethiopia’s federal government demonstrated its unwavering commitment to addressing the region’s humanitarian need. But since yesterday, the terrorist group has blocked aid flights to Mekelle airport. The group using the people of Tigray as a weapon of propaganda, once again shows its priority is disseminating false information instead of providing aid to the people. The federal government calls on the international community to condemn the recent blockade of flights by the terrorist group and to further investigate the reasons behind it” (FDRE Government Communication Sevice, 23.06.2022).

We know the vilification of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Regional Government of Tigray is on system overload. Because, they need excuses and vilify the victims. At such a rate it doesn’t make sense. The TPLF and the regional government of Tigray haven’t blocked entry of humanitarian assistance or airlifting of such. Why would they?

It is saving lives, as millions are facing a man-made famine, starvation and an epic humanitarian crisis. Which is created by the long blockade and lack of assistance over a very long time. This wasn’t a problem created yesterday, but has been long overdue. The Addis Ababa regime and all their bureaucrats has stifled, stopped and ensured a tragedy could occur in Tigray. The mere percentages of what is needed is still the case. There is 9 millions who needs food aid, which OCHA reported on the recent update.

So, when the regional government has allowed airlifting supplies for the current reporting time. Why should they suddenly stop? That isn’t making sense. Especially, when the region is facing starvation, famine and a crisis, which has been reported and warned about for months on end. The regional government would earn currency blocking it. That is only valuable to Addis Ababa who has done this deliberately. Therefore, I don’t trust the FDRE Government Communication Service, which has lied about the conflict before.

OCHA Ethiopia prepares this report with the support of Cluster Coordinators. The data/information collected covers the period from 7 to 13 June 2022” (…) “From 7 to 13 June, 532 trucks (including 3 fuel tankers) arrived in Tigray. Since convoys resumed on 1 April 2022, a total of 2,499 trucks (over 101,100 MT of cargo) have transited to Tigray, including 21 fuel tankers. The cluster facilitated the airlift of some 10.9 MT of health, nutrition and agriculture cargo from Addis Ababa to Mekelle during the reporting period” (OCHA – Northern Ethiopia – Humanitarian Update – Situation Report, 16.06.2022).

So, when OCHA reports about airlifting in that period of time and with the knowledge of the needs of the region. I doubt the TPLF and the Tigray Region Government would sudden block entry now. Which it is in dire need of. If anything it’s excuses of the Federal or Central Government of Addis Ababa to further their blockade of humanitarian assistance, which they have become infamous for. The Prosperity Party has to answer for that, because I don’t believe them. These folks has lied about everything possible and blamed the mothers too. Therefore, they should carry themselves with some humility and knowledge of the pain they have suffered to the region.

However, I wouldn’t count on it. When vengeance and blood-thirsty goons are running the show. War-lords with no hearts and no conscience of their actions. That’s why people can die, so they can prosper. Peace.

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