The War in Tigray

Irob was hoping for recovery from 1998-2000 Ethio-Eritrean border war that left them devastated and not for another one. In November 2020 another war broke in Tigray between the Ethiopian Federal army and Tigray people Liberation Front (TPLF), after TPLF attacking the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Force. This war is taking a toll on Irob once again. The tiny minority is once again under occupation by Eritrean army that intervened in this war as ally to the Ethiopian Defense Force. The remote Irob region is suffering inhumane conditions including complete blackout from communications for over two years now, lack of any humanitarian aid access and serious crimes are being committed including the killings of over 70 civilian just in two weeks during the 2020 Ethiopian Christmas week by Eritrean forces. Please be a voice to the voiceless. Learn more about this war and its impacts on Irob here

Irob Border

Since the Eritrean invasion of the region, the continuity of the Irob people as an undivided entity in the Ethiopian setting is being threatened. This danger overtly started in 1998 when the Eritrean Armed Forces invaded and occupied part of the Irobland and some other Ethiopian territories. Learn more

Irob Abductees

The Eritrean armed force kidnapped more than 93 innocent civilians from the Irob-land when the region was under their occupation. Those abductees were not combatants. They were civilians in the countryside engaged in farming and cattle rearing. The whereabouts of these victims is still unknown to date. The traumatic effect of this heinous crime spills far beyond the victims themselves to their immediate families, relatives and the entire Irob community. Learn more

Youth Crisis & Migration

It can be said that the Irob youth gave up on Irob-land, but are they to be blamed? Besides what is described under “Border” section above, there are additional push and pull factors in play when it comes to the overall crises of Irob youth and their mass migration out of Irobland. Learn more