Amnesty Chermside and Mu’ooz Eritrean Restaurant (Eritrean Australian Women’s & Families Support Network Inc), employing refugees for many years in Brisbane’s West End, invites supporters to gather a table of your friends or join new friends to share delicious Eritrean food and mark International Women’s Day by:
– Completing an Amnesty online email action or letter asking the Ethiopian Government to allow full humanitarian assistance into the Tigray region where 96,000 Eritrean refugees, many of whom are children, are living in camps.
Two of these camps, Hitsats and Shimelba, have not received any humanitarian assistance since the start of the conflict in Tigray in November 2020. A refugee who recently fled Hitsats told Amnesty International: “We were eating leaves from the field and drinking water from the nearby well.”
Amnesty reports strong evidence of massacres, indiscriminate bombardment, extrajudicial killings, and looting during the conflict. Girls and women have been victims of sexual violence.
– Making a tax-deductible donation to UNHCR helping the thousands of children, women and men who have been forced to flee because of escalating violence in Ethiopia.