The conflict in Ethiopia, which intensified over the last three weeks, has had a devastating impact on the civilian population of the Tigray region of the country. With thousands of refugees fleeing from the war zone in Tigray to Sudan refugee camps, hundreds of children have lost everything, and many are separated from their families.
But it does not stop at people in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, anybody with Tigray ancestry living in Ethiopia has been fired and have had their bank accounts frozen by orders of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed Ali.
Selam and many others in the Victoria Ethiopian society have family that have been affected by this ethnic war and have been cut off from any financial support; until this conflict is resolved they will have a very difficult time providing the basic needs to their children.
For Christmas, I am asking that if you can afford to do so please donate so we can provide all the nieces, nephews, and cousins of our Ethiopian community some comfort and sense of normalcy for this upcoming Christmas.
Because the goverment froze the Tigrayan families bank accounts, I have openned a seperate bank account with Island Savings where the funds are being deposited, once we find a way to get money to the families targetted by this ethic war, 100% of proceeds will go directly to Selam's family and as many Tigrayan families as possible (after GoFundMe's fees.)
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