In Ñspel: The Guardian view on the world’s forgotten conflict: Ethiopia’s devastating war

Displaced people in Tigray. ‘In a region already beset by hunger, food has become a weapon of war.’ Photograph: Handout
Sviłnz in Tigre r in grev denjr folowñ ɖ c’laps v ɖ sīsfîr. Wrldlīdrz mst trn ɖer atnśn t ɖs crîsis

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ wrld’z fgotn conflict: Īʈiopia’z devstetñ wor

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 23 October 2022)

Sviłnz in Tigre r in grev denjr folowñ ɖ c’laps v ɖ sīsfîr. Wrldlīdrz mst trn ɖer atnśn t ɖs crîsis

Súnde 23 Octobr 2022

Miłnz dsplest. Brūtl atacs on sviłnz. A sōrñ deʈtol. Dlibṛt atacs on infṛstrucćr. N litl hop v a ngośietd xit. Īʈiopia’z norɖn Tigre rījn z indyrñ probbli ɖ most brūtl n dedli wor biyñ wejd in ɖ wrld tde. Tnz v ʈǎzndz v combat ftaḷtiz hv rportidli foloud ɖ fełr v a sīsfîr in Ōġst. Yt ɖ wrld z peyñ litl hīd.

Asesñ ɖ tru tol z imposbl gvn ɖt most cḿṇceśnz hv bn cut of. Rsrćrz at ɖ Yṇvrṣti v Ghent hv esṭmetd ɖt btwn 380,000 n 600,000 sviłn lîvz alon hv bn lost, wɖ 30,000-90,000 cild in d’rect atacs, bt most dayñ fr lac v fūd or hlʈcer. In a rījn olrdi bset bî hungr, bt ẃć hd md sm sgnificnt strîdz, fūd hz bcm a wepn v wor. Nirli haf ɖ popyleśn z in svir nīd v fūd ed. Ɖr z clir evidns v worcrîmz bî ol partiz, includñ wîdspred sx́l vayḷns, olɖo sviłn caźltiz r b’livd t b oṿẃlmñli Tgreyn.

Ɖ conflict brouc ǎt in Nvmbr 2020, folowñ a p’liticl dspyt in ẃć ɖ fedṛl n rījnl Tigre guvnmnts dclerd ć uɖr iḷjitiṃt. Ɖ Īʈiopịn prîm̦inistr n Nobél pīsprîz winr Abi Ehṃd sd h wz lōnćñ a strîc on ɖ Tigre Ppl’z Liḅreśnfrunt (TPLF) bcz it hd atact an armibes. Eṛtrea jônd hiz cōz. Mni fir ɖt ɖ TPLF cd rgen ɖ p’liticl dominns it injoid fr decedz, ẃl uɖrz akz ɖ prîm̦inistr v a pǎrgrab. Ɖ conflict hz bcm mesịr, mor fracćrd n mor intrenćt az it hz gn on, wɖ ɖ neḅrñ Amhara rījn olso drwn in.

Ẃl sm fūd ed fîṇli arîvd in Tigre ɖs sprñ, Adis Abba n its alîz cntinyd t bloc cmrśl trafic t ɖ rījn, fylśipmnts rmend xtrimli liṃtd, n ilectriṣti, teḷcḿṇceśnz n bancñsrṿsz rmend cut of. Nǎ īvn ɖ hymaṇterịn oṗreśnz r wns agn sspndd.

Ɖ YN secṛtrijenṛl, António Guterres, hz wornd ɖt ɖ sićueśn z spîṛlñ ǎt v cntrol n ɖr z no militri s’lūśn. Yt Mr Abi n hiz alîz stl apir bnt on wn. Ɖer cuṛnt ofnsiv z inḟntri-hevi, wɖ purli trênd n iqipt trūps fluñ twdz eṇmilînz, in adiśn t erstrîcs. Eṛtrea hz intnṣfaid moḅlîześn, rportidli dtenñ peṛnts huz adult ćildṛn trî t avôd cnscripśn. Dspt sgnificnt setbacs, mni Tgreynz hv cm t si ɖs az a fît fr ɖer vri svîvl; gvñ p me lc az denjṛs az psistñ. Ɖ Inṭnaśnl Crîsisgrūp hz wornd v a sirịs risc v axeḷretñ atroṣtiz, ispeṣ́li gvn ɖ srj in hetspīć agnst Tgreynz. Ɖr r olso cnsrnz ɖt ɖ wor cd spil ovr, gvn ɖ pur rleśnz n loñ-runñ bordr dspyt btwn ɖ fedṛl guvnmnt n Sdan.

Ɖ Africn Yńn, ɖ obvịs foṛm fr psywñ a s’lūśn, hz feld t mc progres. Ẃl ɖ YS hz invstd eḟt in dploṃsi, it hz nt olwz bn cnsistnt in folowñ ʈru. Ɖ Yṛpiyn Yńn hz sīmd larjli uninṭrestd, ispeṣ́li sins Ruśa’z inveźn v Ycren. Ɖo ɖr z a gd ces fr YN ax́n, includñ an armz imbargo, ɖ paʈ z strùn wɖ obsṭclz. Donrz mst mc clir t Adis Abba ɖt enʈñ mor ɖn hymaṇterịn asistns canot rzym untl it lifts ɖ bloced n śoz it z sirịs abt psywñ pīs. Tigre’z līdrz mst similrli demnstret cmitmnt t Africn Yńn tōcs scejld fr Munde. Ɖ c’laps v ɖ trūs z dīpli alarmñ. Bt anɖr hōlt t ɖ dzastṛs conflict z poṣbl. It wl nt hapn wɖt sgnificnt n sstend xtrnl preśr: ɖt mst b aplaid, n it mst b dn nǎ.

Instroduction to Ñspel

24/10/2022

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