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The Afar are outraged because of what happened to their women — UN Deputy Secretary General

 

ADDIS ABABA, FEBRUARY 13, 2022 — The United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, after visiting Ethiopia gave her second press briefing in which she pointed out the hostilities affected women and girls the worst in an unimaginable ways.

"Ethiopian women writ large were affected in a way that is unimaginable in your worst nightmares. You cannot imagine what has happened to the women in Ethiopia." said the UN Deputy Secretary General who visited last week Ethiopia's Tigray, Amhara, Afar and drought stricken Somali region.

She also pointed out that trust had been broken and that the fighting was not taking place between regional governments but instead between different groups.

The Afar, she said, were outraged because of what happened to their women.

The DSG said the Afar have an unspoken tradition where a woman must not be harmed even during war and that witnessing their women getting harmed or killed will be something difficult for them to get over.

She spoke with women who were victims of gang rapes which she said took place in front of their loved ones. 

"I don't know how they managed to tell us. In some cases, they were swallowing hard and holding back the tears. But even the translators could not do it. It is a tragedy. It is going to be a lifelong healing process for many women and children in Ethiopia and for that alone the Ethiopian leadership and the international community need to lean heavily forward in making sure that path to peace happens sooner rather than later.", said Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General.

UN Deputy Secretary General's press conference comes amid the continued belligerence of Tigray forces in Afar massacring civilians along their way and displacing over 350,000 civilians. So far, they have managed to capture Kilbati Rasu Zone of Afar region which has as its capital Aba'ala town through which the humanitarian aid convoy to Tigray must pass but was blocked by the same forces claiming to defend Tigray.

To this day, there has not been any UN or US statement pressuring the Tigray forces or its political wing Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) to desist its aggression targeting mainly civilian population.

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