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Stand With Tigray: Tigrayans’ Digital Helpers

Stand With Tigray: It’s no longer fresh news the incidents and inhumane acts that have ensued since the declaration of war by the prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed Ali, on the people of Tigray.

The results, as expected, have been a series of events detrimental to the peace and livelihood of the Tigrayans. We’re talking about genocidal acts, human rights abuse, assaults of all kinds, and so on. This has led to the regression of the standard of living down to living in famine conditions while having all forms of humanitarian assistance cut off.

But this is not the end of the road for the despairing people of Tigray, as the emergence of the digital aid platform, Stand With Tigray, has birthed a sense of hope that may have long eluded the Tigrayan region of Ethiopia.

What Is This Platform?

Created in November 2020, immediately after the commencement of the war crimes committed against the Tigrayans by the Ethiopian government, Stand With Tigray is a non-profit organization that has come out to offer humanitarian assistance to the people of Tigray.

The sole aim of their movement is the fight against the genocidal acts leveled against Tigray while providing relief to those who have been affected by the ongoing internal dispute. They provide support against the aftermath of the tyranny consisting of mass arrests, internet and telecommunication blackout, and raging starvation.

This movement is already global, and efforts are constantly made to ensure the movement reaches a wider scope by making it easy for individuals to learn more about the occurrences in Tigray and also become a part of the movement through social media and the signing of petitions.

Unfortunately for Tigrayans, the provisions of aids and relief have been blocked by the Ethiopian government as they continue to be subject to all forms of discriminatory hardships. As a result, social and digital platforms like Stand With Tigray have become the only source of real help for them.

The war has continued, and even with the armed resistance of Tigrayan rebels, it doesn’t seem to be ending soon. How far this digital source of intervention can go in ending this war remains to be seen.

You can follow Stand With Tigray at swtigray.org or