(New York, November 9, 2021) – The Ethiopian government’s blocking of aid and essential services with health facilities in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region destroyed is preventing survivors of sexual violence from obtaining essential post-rape care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Sexual violence was used as a weapon of war in Tigray.
But the abuse didn’t end there.
Ethiopian forces and allies destroyed and pillaged health centers.
The Ethiopian government blocked access to medical aid, food and basic services.
Sexual violence survivors need critical health care and psychosocial support.
Ethiopia Should Allow aid into Tigray.