Held a fruitful briefing with Asian Ambassadors on the pertinent issues of national and regional significance. Border issues, GERD and Current affairs.
By the way, at the backdrop of the trumped up politics around the number and access issues with regard to the assistance to Ethiopians in Tigray, so far the share of goverment to that of partners has 70% to 30% preponderance.
An other outstanding issue is regarding access and situations have been steadily improved. The Interim administration and the command post are trying to make more and more routes passable.Hurdles will be overcome very much soon. Understandably though, every minute is like eternity to the needy.
However, even then, our people in Tigray won’t need motley of empty handed visitors and too much rhetoric. They need assistance albeit it’s never been up to the need even for the minimum- 2.5 million.
The other burning issue is with regard to the number of people who need assistance.Whether it’s 2.5 or 4.5 million has unnecessarily been an issue. It shouldn’t have been a bone of contention in the first place because it would have been much better if resources could run for 4.5 million and if everyone with a genuine concern could strive to make resources available.Alas, facts on the ground have been shown above that all the assistance coming from partners is less than 1/3 of what is required.
Third point is with regard to various allegedly committed atrocities and crimes. It’s very much sickening truth that multiple things always go awry when law and order is broken.Tigary regional Police has been disbanded, administration collapsed, 13 thousand convicted criminals deliberately released,the militia made to fight against NDF out of its ambits and became dysfunctional. In such cases, as it has always been the case elsewhere, women, children and the weak would be victims.
The only succour we are left with therefore, is to quickly bring law and order and conduct an all-out investigation while we strive to save lives.
That’s what a real partner does and help out!
That’s what anyone who has a heartily concern does and help out!
Let’s stop a trumped up disinformation !