Ogaden Youth and Student Union condemns the Ethiopian governments recent propaganda campaign aimed to mislead the international community and misrepresent the crisis taking place in the Ogaden.
The Ogaden remains to be in a dire humanitarian situation, over a million people have been internally displaced. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled to neighboring countries and regions, such as Somalia and Kenya. Tens of thousands of civilians have been arbitrarily arrested and many tortured and killed in military prisons and garrisons all over the region. The use of rape as a systematic weapon by military troops and the Liyuu militias continues in the Ogaden and has left tens of thousands of young women and girls displaced and terrorized.