Irob Tv News reported the Memorial Service held in Adgadi-Are of the Erob Woreda/District (located in Northeastern Tigray, Ethiopia) in remembrance of the 16 Irob youth perished at the Mediterranean Sea on July 25th while attempting to cross to Europe misled by the ruthless human traffickers. Some of the people attended the Memorial Service expressed their desperation and helplessness as well strong anger against the human traffickers who always mislead the youth to migrate to foreign countries with false promises of better life to their own monetary gains while exposing them to serious dangers of inhumane treatments in the Sahara deserts and to the danger of drowning in the Mediterranean Sea.
As could be seen in the video in Saho language, some of those interviewed expressed with deep sentiments and strong emotions their frustrations blaming their local and regional state authorities for allowing the human traffickers to continue repeatedly mislead their children exposing them to such tragic loss of lives and for failing to stop them while the authorities know well their evil and illegal operations in the local, state and national levels.
Here at the Irrob.org, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to all the families who tragically lost their children and to all the Irob people globally affected by this terrible tragedy. We pray that God may grant eternal rest and peace to all those young people lost their lives!
And on this saddest and tragic occasion, we strongly appeal to and call upon the Ethiopian Federal Government and the Regional State Government of Tigray to take strong actions against the human traffickers and hold them responsible for all the losses of lives of the young people caused to this day in the whole country! Such ongoing human tragedies MUST STOP!!!
Last week, 16 young Irob teenagers and some in their 20s became the latest victims. There were no bodies recovered and families held memorials with nothing to bury…”