Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund

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Raised by 995 people in 2 months
Created September 14, 2018
Hello every one!

We are sure all of you are vigilantly watching the most recent and unprecedented wave of political violence in Ethiopia, and the deep wound inflicted thereof amongst fellow citizens.

While the country continues to experience one of its worst population displacements triggered by political malice and ethnic violence, many innocent Tigreans are still trying to come to terms with what the future hold for them. For these Tegaru, what is at stake is not politics. It is their future!

 Semi-official reports estimate that more than 30,000 Tegaru have been evicted by violent ethnic reprisals, mainly from the Amhara and Oromia states. Many have already lost their loved ones, homes and businesses. They have suffered injuries, and experienced unspeakable violence and brutality. The trauma and suffering of these families is unimaginable.

Keeping up with rent, utility costs, food, clothing for multiple children, medical expenses, educational expenses, household supplies, and a myriad of other needs simply outpaces all available efforts and resources.

The Tigray state government has been an excellent primary short-term support resource, but the task of resettling theses families extends far beyond what the regional government can provide.

They need our help to heal, find safety, and rebuild their lives.
We know that many of us are looking for a way to help theses families. So, let’s join together and show them the great compassion that Tigreans are endowed with.

Your donation provides a sense of hope to our fellow Tegaru!

Any amount makes a difference to this families. Thank you for helping.

ኽቡራት ኣሕዋትን ኣሓትን እቲ ሓገዝ ክትልግሱ ከለኹም ሕልፊ እቲ ክትህብዎ ዝደለኹም መጠን ቅርሺ ተወሳኺ ገንዘብ (መቑሹሽ/ቲፕ) ብፍትወትኩም ተዘይኮይኑ  ክትኸፍሉ  ናይ ግድን ኣይኮነን። ኣብ መወዳእታ (other) ዝብል መማረፂ ብምጥዋቕ 0.00 ግበርዎ።

ስለ ተወፋይነትኩም ኣቐዲምና ነመስግን።

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Assefa Abay--Gud Bahri
Cell: 651-352-1414
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Katy, TX. (November 25, 2018)-Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund is pleased to announce it has received $8,170.15 donation from Ethiopian Tigray Community in Minnesota. These funds will support the Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund’s initiative to support internally displaced Tigrayans from various parts of Ethiopia.

Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund was established by a coalition of young Diaspora Tegaru professionals, working together to provide relief to the thousands of Tigrayans that have been internally displaced throughout Ethiopia due to the ongoing ethnically motivated attacks against persons of Tigrayan roots.

Ethiopian Tigray Community of Minnesota answered our call to stand in solidarity and help the victims of ethnic induced displaced Tegaru. They have raised $8170.15 and deposited to Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund Wells Fargo Bank account on November 21, 2018.

Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund Committee would like to appreciate Ethiopian Tigray Community of Minnesota’s leadership team, including Mr. Mersea Kidan, and organizers for their exemplary work in mobilizing their community members to support this initiative.
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Please watch this video that includes footage from the recently displaced Tegaru from Metam Yohannes, Gonder.
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ኣብ መተማ ጎንደር ቤት ንብረቶም ተቓፂሉ ካብ መቕተልቲን ግፍዕን ሃዲሞም ናብ መሬት ሱዳን ዝኣተው ተጋሩ ስደተኛታት ብሱዳውያን እንትሕገዙ ዘርኢ ስእሊ።
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Source: https://www.ethiopiaobserver.com/2018/11/08/ethiopians-flee-to-sudan-after-ethnic-based-attack/

Ethiopians flee to Sudan after ethnic based attack

November 8, 2018 | by Ethiopia Observer | 0 

◾ Four were killed in the violence in Metema and Shinfa

About 300 members of Tigrayan ethnic groups have fled to neighbouring Sudan after several people were attacked in what was described as ethnic-based attack. Refugees from Metema, a town in north-western Ethiopia, on the border with Sudan, had begun to arrive in Sudan on November 6, witnesses said, adding that they were mostly women and children. Tigrayan businesses were attacked on Tuesday by the Amhara ethnic youth armed with rocks and weapons.

One of the displaced, who used to own a bar in Metema and lived there for the past seventeen years, told VOA that he and many others took shelter on Tuesday night at military camp of the Ethiopian Military Defence Force before crossing to Sudan where they were welcomed by the Red Cross. “We were targeted because of our ethnicity. The assailants first started attacking people at Ginde Wuha town and another village called Kuakit and they came to us,” he was quoted as saying. He said all his properties were all torched.

Another displaced who used to maintain a gold jewelry in the town said that the attack started against the Kimant people and then turned into Tigrayans in different parts of the town, including Gonder Ber and Custom Checkpoint. But most of those targeted were Tigrayans, he said.

The Kimant, minority group, who saw themselves as cultural cousins of the Falashas, live in various parts of the Amhara region, including in Chilga, Lay Armachiho, Qwara, Dembiya, and Wogera and have been making demands for autonomy.

The displaced people said that they have still family members stuck in the area because they either did not know how to go out or did not have the means to pay means of transportation.

The Amhara region government announced that four people were killed in the violence in Metema and Shinfa. The people behind the attack were unidentified gunmen and an investigation group had been sent to the area, the region’s police commissioner Chief Zelalem Lijalem was quoted as saying by VOA. Zelalem condemned groups who are trying to turn this into ethnic conflict and trying to gain political benefits from it.

Territorial claims and border disputes between the Amhara and Tigray regions, including the issues of Wolkait and Raya have been simmering for the past three decades, sliding into ethnic clash in recent weeks. Amharas who were evicted and displaced from the Wolkait area and sheltered in Gondar and Bahir Dar are still waiting for government assistance.

This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence. Please cite Ethiopia Observer prominently and link clearly to the original article if you republish. If you have any queries, please contact us at ethiopiaobserver@protonmail.com. Check individual images for licensing details.
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