The Ethiopian government releases statements … without obligations The Save Lives campaign calls on Ethiopia to draft a binding agreement for all parties on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The Save Lives Campaign and the organizations signatory and joining it demand the Ethiopian government to abide by the decisions and recommendations of the African Union and to immediately start drafting a binding legal agreement between the three parties “Egypt – Sudan – Ethiopia” that guarantees the historical rights of the Nile waters in the downstream states of Egypt and Sudan, and affirms the right of the Ethiopian people to development Which has suffered greatly from poverty, and it is the case of the African people who need a great development revolution in which all the great African powers participate, on top of which are Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and all African countries without exception.
The Save Lives campaign and the National Association for Defending Rights and Freedoms confirm that it has received statements by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed in front of the United Nations related to the Renaissance Dam crisis – through which he emphasized that Ethiopia does not wish to cause any harm to the downstream countries of Egypt and Sudan. – Surprised, especially in light of the strange contrast between the statements of the Ethiopian government and their actions, which confirm every moment their evasion of any binding agreement and the clear circumvention of international decisions and recommendations that clash with the issue of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The organizations participating in the Save Lives campaign call on the African Union to undertake a mission to reach an agreement that is binding on all and for peace and security to prevail in Africa.
The Save Lives campaign calls on all parties concerned to exert more efforts to avoid the risk of floods and dredging in African countries, and to contribute positively to standing next to countries affected by torrents and floods in Sudan, Niger, Mauritania and other countries suffering from natural disasters, and the signatory organizations call on the international community to rescue Afflicted peoples and their reconstruction. We must all resolve the pending issues in order to activate the African partnership for the development of the African continent and to benefit from its resources in education, health, and the fight against hunger and poverty.
The Save Lives Campaign was launched on June 23, 2020 by the National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (Egypt) and the Al-Haq Foundation for Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Human Rights (Egypt). More than 350 African, Asian and European organizations and personalities joined the campaign from North and South America, representing (25) Different nationalities joined and signed to join the campaign and support its just demands that seek to protect lives in Africa. Here are some of the partner organizations’ names, as follows:
The African Center for Human Rights (Morocco)
Voices of Women (Burkina Faso)
Libyan Association for Human Development (Libya)
National Authority for Algerian Youth (Algeria)
Wcic Womencic (Cameron)
• Baobab for Women’s Human Rights (Nigeria)
Association of Senegalese Jurists (Senegal)
Jeunesse et emplois verts Pour une economie (Togo)
Rassemblement pour une nouvelle société RNS (Congo, Kinshasa)
Ong-Afrique Aide –Humanitaire (Benin)
Many public figures in Africa and the world have also joined and here are some of the names that joined the campaign, and they are
– Dr. Hoda Badran, feminist activist and president of the General Union of Egyptian Women “Egypt” –
– Dr. Moresanda Koyat, United Nations expert in African affairs “Guinea”
– Parliamentarian Mohamed Fouad, Deputy of Omraneya “Egypt”
– Dr. Judah Hamad, member of the World Health Organization “Malaysia”
– Ms. Lena Cummings works for the Ministry of Culture and is a Liberia women’s expert.
– the professor. Sherif Hamouda is an expert on international politics “Egypt”.
– Dr. Tariq Salah Adam is a political activist and university professor, “Sudan”.
– NICOLAS DANIELS ISAAC OLALEKAN African President International Human Rights Community Headquarters (United State)
– Olawuyi Temitope Member of the UNV United Nations (Nigeria)
The campaign had addressed the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the special headquarters, the European Parliament, and a number of international human rights organizations to put more pressure on reaching a legally binding agreement to protect lives in the three countries and to ensure that the two downstream countries are not harmed in any way, as I wrote to the African Union. And a number of influential countries in the African Union in order to resolve the issue and reach radical solutions that save peoples’ lives from thirst and hunger.
We also call on the African Union to uncover the apparent manipulation of the Ethiopian side in the ongoing negotiations to date, and to put pressure on the Ethiopian side in order to abide by its previous decisions, and to begin the actual and immediate development of a binding legal formula, and to put an end to the ongoing evasive actions by the Ethiopian side.
The Save Lives campaign continues to mobilize and pressure it in order to reach a legally binding agreement that protects water rights for all, because we always strive to protect lives from thirst, hunger and the scourge of wars, and we demand the Ethiopian side to abide by international norms and conventions, not to prejudice security and peace in Africa, and to return to the decisions of the mini-summit and the meeting of the Council The security of the Renaissance Dam and not prejudice to the rights of others.