On June 21, 2013, the Ethiopian Commission for Human Rights (EHRC) declared that the federal government was concerned about the state of the territory following the proclamation of the Tigray, and that the government should take immediate steps to ensure the safety of residents. the return of disconnected basic services in the region and adequate information about the tangible security situation and humanitarian supply in the Tigray region are a first step in correcting gaps in this area and creating coordinated cooperation with the relevant bodies it sees.
While it is encouraging that efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict have been maintained and that protection of humanitarian supplies in the territory and cooperation in the negotiations will continue, the protection of civilian safety and human rights should be a priority. lighting, telephone, and water services are now being cut off in most Tigray areas, putting severe pressure on the county’s residents. the problem has been exacerbated by the banking sector’s interruption and the reliability of the health service supply and restructuring.
National and international aid agencies operating in the Tigray region say the shortage of other supplies, including the suspension of electricity and telephone services, has severely damaged human support and made it difficult for residents in different regions to know about the presence of displaced people and refugees.
In Addis Ababa, the commission is monitoring the circumstances of people arrested on suspicion of links to the case, including residents of the Tigray region and media people. this threatens to become a suspicious and discriminatory practice by identifying people.
In addition, parents and families of young people attending county universities are calling on government bodies to provide students with an appropriate response and explanation of their current status.
EHRC commissioner, Dr. Daniel, reminded him that ensuring the safety of residents is the government’s primary duty: “the lack of informed information about the state of residents in the county, combined with reports and speeches from different angles, threatens residents. the cease-fire is a matter of determination and the immediate return of base services to all parties involved in the conflict, to improve the overall situation, to seek long-term solutions to the problem in the Tigray region, and to ensure that human supply is not cut off. in addition, any form of detention should always be followed by a legal system.” the chief commissioner added that he called on all government and non-governmental bodies anywhere in the country to refrain from speeches that could worsen the situation, create hatred and suspicion among peoples.