Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin colour, says WHO chief

WHO chief says the situation in the northern Ethiopia region is the ‘worst humanitarian crisis in the world’ and asks why it is not receiving the same attention as the Ukraine conflict.The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has described the “man-made catastrophe” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as the “worst disaster on Earth”  and questioned whether global leaders have not responded due to “the colour of the skin of the people in Tigray”.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “unimaginable cruelty” was being inflicted on six million people in the northern region, effectively cut off from basic services for nearly two years.
Calling it the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world”, Tedros questioned in an emotional appeal why the situation is not getting the same attention as the Ukraine conflict. Tedros, who is himself from Tigray, suggested racism may be why the situation ranked behind Ukraine in terms of international attention.
“Maybe the reason is the colour of the skin of the people,” Tedros told a virtual media briefing. In April this year at a briefing, he questioned whether “black and white lives” in emergencies worldwide are given equal attention.
Tedros said the situation in Tigray is the ‘worst humanitarian crisis in the world’ [File: Johanna Geron/ Pool via AP Photo]
In November 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered troops into the region to topple the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, accusing rebels of attacking federal army camps.
Since the war broke out, Ethiopia’s northernmost region has suffered food shortages and access to basic services such as electricity, communications and banking has been severely limited.
“As a result, the people of Tigray are facing multiple outbreaks of malaria, anthrax, cholera, diarrhoea and more,” Tedros told a WHO press conference in Geneva. “This unimaginable cruelty must end. The only solution is peace.”
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Fighting has eased in northern Ethiopia since a humanitarian truce was declared at the end of March, allowing the resumption of desperately needed international aid convoys to Tigray.
In recent weeks both sides have mooted the possibility of peace talks.
But Tedros said only a trickle of food and medicines had made it into the region, and said basic services must be resumed in order to build confidence in the peace negotiations.
“This is the worst disaster on Earth as we speak … That’s the bare truth.”
He said the drought affecting the Horn of Africa was compounding the crisis.
“I appeal to the Ethiopian government to resolve this peacefully. The ball is in its hand,” the country’s former health and foreign minister said.
WHO Emergencies Programme Director Michael Ryan also hit out at an apparent shortage of concern about the drought and famine unfolding in the Horn of Africa, and the ensuing health crisis.
“No one seems to give a damn about what’s happening in the Horn of Africa,” said Ryan, speaking at a virtual media briefing on Wednesday.
Ibrahima Soce Fall, the WHO’s assistant director-general for emergency response, said that recovery in the health system in Tigray would take “months and months”, with the current needs far from being fulfilled before it was even possible to talk about recovery.
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An Identity Crisis

Boy, I just can’t wait for the advent of a full digital identification system — chip implants, biometrics, CBDC, the works — which will make it so much easier and more convenient to forge identity documents.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Der Wochenblick:

Between WEF control and ID theft
Digital driving license is not forgery-proof
For the globalists, it is the next big step on the way to becoming a transparent citizen: the “digital driver’s license” should be the starting point for merging all ID cards and, in the final phase, for all administrative procedures. But a plan is only as good as the person who executes it — for example, due to security gaps in the implementation.
Blatant security flaws
While Austria is still working on its “ID Austria”, its German neighbors are already one step further; the “Verimi ID-Wallet” can already display the digital ID cards. But the whole thing has an additional catch: Because the “Foto Ident” system was not sufficiently secure. Photograph the front and back of the ID card and upload a photo.
This is checked by an artificial intelligence — without human intervention. Because counterfeits are easily produced, the IT expert Martin Tschirsich pointed out the blatant security gap on Twitter. After some trial and error, according to Tschirsich, he was “the proud owner of several digital driving licenses and Swiss citizenship.”
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Choice between plague and cholera
While WEF & Co. are already dreaming of being able to monitor and control us via a single app, reality suffers from the basics. For the end consumer, however, both are a terrible idea: In one case, there is a risk of complete control by the elites; in the other case the danger that someone else could “only” walk around with their own identity…

Afterword from the translator:

In South Africa, when they introduced the Digital ID and Driver’s Licence, the people with the know-how defrauded thousands in a myriad of ways within the blink of an eye. People suddenly found out that they’d been married, bought furniture and appliances on credit or even borrowed money from banks. Not that something like this didn’t happen before, but now they didn’t have to go through a corrupt Home Affairs official first.
Just imagine what the Ukrainians and Romanians will be able to do with that in Europe.

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Keith Lowery: Lives, Fortunes, Sacred Honor

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
My father spent a year in Korea during the war and, after that, he spent another year in occupied Japan. He lived in a pup tent for nearly his entire two years overseas. The year in Japan, even though he was no longer in combat, he spent traveling the backroads mapping and measuring bridges. So he lived in his pup tent, sleeping most nights beside some country road somewhere.
After spending two years in a pup tent in Asia, he returned to the United States. And he never went camping again.
My dad used to tease my mom when the subject of camping came up.  He would say to us kids, “your mom thinks she’s roughing it if she’s out of Kleenex”. It was good-natured teasing and she understood that he knew a thing or two about really “roughing it”.
Lately I’ve been thinking a bit about the demands of personal deprivation in service to something larger than ourselves.  I think this is something that bears reflection, especially on the heels of Covid, during which many jettisoned principled commitments in favor of self-preservation.  And it was all abandoned for a disease that has >99% survival rate if you’re younger than 70.  We’ve known this about Covid since the spring of 2020.
It’s kind of embarrassing, to be honest. Or, at least, it should be embarrassing. Churches by the droves abandoned baptism and communion, along with any kind of embodied presence, for many months and, in some cases, years. State after state punted on election integrity just so “voters” could avoid the tiniest incremental risk of infection.
Risk aversion seems to have become a bigger pandemic than even Covid itself. You would think that rampant moral contortionism and self-censorship should require an incentive rather more momentous than merely maintaining uninterrupted Twitter access. But, alas.
I’ve been reading the letters exchanged between John and Abigail Adams in the months immediately preceding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. They make me squirm with embarrassment. They lived in the midst of smallpox and cholera, with risks to life and limb that we can’t even dream of.  They were continuously separated and Abigail, in particular, suffered the travails of war without a husband to lean upon.  Her letter to John informing him of the death of her mother, to whom Abigail was very close, can melt a heart of stone.
They knew a thing or two about deprivation in service to something larger than themselves. And John, especially, intended for his own children to understand the place of liberty among the hierarchy of human goods.
“I believe my children will think I might as well have thought and labored, a little, night and day for their benefit. But I will not bear the reproaches of my children. I will tell them that I studied and labored to procure a free constitution of government for them to solace themselves under, and if they do not prefer this to ample fortune, to ease and elegance, they are not my children, and I care not what becomes of them. They shall live upon thin diet, wear mean clothes, and work hard with cheerful hearts and free spirits or they may be the children of the earth, or of no one, for me. “— John Adams, April 11, 1776
John spent months separated from his family in order to help found a nation. He subjected himself intentionally to smallpox in an effort to gain immunity and ensure his ability to perform the role he needed to play at the continental congress.
John Adams risked smallpox (fatality rate of 30%) to get us the vote. We won’t risk Covid (fatality rate

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