Video: Sydney rally urges: 'Stand with Tigray!'

May 1, 2022

The Tigrayan community of Sydney marched through the city on April 30 to call for Australian and international solidarity in the face of the ongoing genocidal attacks from the Ethiopian, Eritrean and Amhara armed forces since November 4, 2020.

Protesters warned that 5 million Tigrayans are at risk of dying from "weaponised starvation", more than 120,000 women have suffered sexual violence and about 500,000 civilians have been killed. They said Tigray's healthcare system has collapsed due to the attacks, looting and a blockade of medical supplies to Tigray.

“Nowhere in the world are we witnessing hell like in Tigray," according to World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Yet, as several speakers asked, where was the condemnation and solidarity from the Australian government?