Helping

Dear Friends:
Since Nov 2020, the Tigray Region of Ethiopia has been affected by war that led to the disruption of essential healthcare services, education and research as well as displacement of students, researchers, faculty and ordinary healthcare providers. Additionally, there is ongoing catastrophic humanitarian crisis that is affecting ordinary citizens in the region (https://gh.bmj.com/content/6/11/e007328).
We are raising funds to contribute to the emergency response of those affected by the humanitarian crisis, including children suffering from acute malnutrition, lack of medications, and medical institutions that have run out of medical supplies. We have deep connection and partnership with the people, hospitals and academic institutions that are victimized by the humanitarian crisis and we are committed to help fill in some gaps in existing emergency response efforts. In the short run, one of the primary focus of our fund raising will be to provide funds for medications, medical supplies and equipment that are in dire need at partner healthcare institutions in the Tigray region such as Ayder tertiary hospital in Mekelle, Hamlin Fistula Center in Mekelle and nearby regional hospitals. We would also like to support the health workers of these hospitals and health centers who have been with out salaries since June 2021. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)00054-X/fulltext
1. Who are we?
This fundraising effort is organized by Engaging Diaspora for Research and Education Advancement through Partnership (ED-REAP https://www.ed-reap.org/), a non-profit organization formed by a dedicated group of professors working in various US-based universities who have been involved in linking the resources in the diaspora with the needs in Ethiopian institutions and people. Your contributions are tax deductible since ED-REAP is registered in the U.S. as a 501(c)(3).
  • Note: Official name change was made from Ethiopian Diaspora for for Research and Education Advancement through Partnership (ED-REAP) to reflect it's current global scope.
2. Where you're from?
We are incorporated in North Carolina, USA
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for and who will be receiving the funds
We have had long term official relationships with the institutions who would be beneficiaries of the funds. Ayder Comprehensive Hosital of Mekelle University is a well known academic health institution that has been serving the community for many years.
4. How the funds will be delivered?
The funds will be delivered through official means including using the F2F program of TDANA (a 501(c(3))) https://tdana.org/ that has been doing this for many years.
5. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)?
The funds will be used to purchase medications, medical supplies and equipment that are in dire need at partner healthcare institutions in the Tigray region such as Ayder tertiary hospital in Mekelle, Hamlin Fistula Center in Mekelle and nearby regional hospitals. It will also be used to support the health workers of these hospitals and health centers who have been with out salaries since June 2021. https://www.tghat.com/2022/01/04/ayder-doctors-and-health-professionals-hoping-against-hope/ https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)00054-X/fulltext
  • Haben G 
    • $300 
    • 4 d
  • Hana Beyene 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Maikele Mengesha 
    • $200 
    • 16 d
  • Girmanesh Mebrahtu 
    • $100 
    • 19 d
  • Tesfaye Abebe 
    • $100 
    • 19 d
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Organizer

Ethiopian Diaspora For Research and Education through Partnership 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.