Eritrean Interfaith COVID-19 Appeal

Dear compatriots and people of good-will and kind hearts:

Four faith based Eritrean organizations: the Catholic Church, the Eritrean Muslims Council, the Lutheran Church and the Orthodox Church are urgently appealing to you to give generously to this interfaith initiative to help Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia and the Sudan cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and its anticipated aftermath.

Please join us in making a difference. This is the time for people of good-will to stand together. You have seen, and possibly experienced first-hand, the havoc that this pandemic is causing in rich communities in Europe and North America. Imagine its impact on the refugees in camps and settlements in Ethiopia and the Sudan. Imagine what a lockdown, travel restrictions, social distancing, disruption to the hand-to-mouth lives of refugees, all look like in the camps and among the urban refugees. Add to that the urgent needs for healthcare services and economic rehabilitation that will arise once the pandemic is over.

Please reflect on all your own blessings and help us help them.

We have come together as an interfaith group to help the needy and the most dispossessed among our compatriots. We pray that this pioneer initiative that brings together diverse Eritrean faith groups will elevate the hopes and the spirits of both the donors and the beneficiaries regardless of creed and any other differences.

We are aware that appeals similar to ours aiming to help Eritrean refugees have already been launched. We applaud them all. But the need is much greater and way beyond the targeted amounts, including ours.

This initiative is governed by a memorandum of understanding that the four participating faith groups have endorsed. We have worked out the details of what we intend to achieve, where and by who. We have put in place checks and balance, and reporting as well as accounting requirements. We are committed to being fully transparent. Our memorandum of understanding is available here.

We thank you whole-heartedly for your generosity and God bless you.


  • Omar Houry 
    • $200 
    • 13 d
  • Bashir Saleh 
    • $500 
    • 13 d
    • $200 
    • 14 d
  • Dawit Measho 
    • $200 
    • 16 d

Fundraising team: Eritrean Interfaith Covid-19 Appeal Team (4)

Kamal M. Ibrahim 
Carbondale, IL
Amanuel Zerzghi 
Team member
Fr. Tesfaldet Tekie 
Team member
Yohannes Mengsteab 
Team member
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