Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund

$91,749 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,089 people in 5 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 60,000 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።

Contact team Displaced Tegaru Relief FUND
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Contact organizer on behalf of the team

Assefa Abay--Gud Bahri
Cell: 651-352-1414
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Update: TDRF has been leading an online fundraising effort to help displaced Tegaru from the diaspora community. The fundraising effort is going well! We invited the team leaders back for an update. Please listen to the interview to appreciate the effort! Feb 2, 2019. [Aiga Forum]

It is a two part video.
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With three million internally displaced people, Ethiopia is going through one of the most severe - and under-reported - humanitarian crises in the world.

The topic of refugees and displaced people will head the agenda at the Africa Union summit in Addis Ababa next month.

One of the biggest camps in Ethiopia is Qoloji, which is made up mostly of ethnic Somalis fleeing persecution.

Qoloji contains 80,000 people. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), financed by EU Humanitarian Aid, has built latrines and showers and is working on hygiene awareness.

In total, there are 600 sites for internally displaced people in Ethiopia.

IOM is continuing to track the number of displaced people, as well as their movements and living conditions.

This data is the first step for assessing their needs and enabling more efficient aid distribution.
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Greetings Donors, followers and concerned parties --
Tegaru Disaster Relief Fund was established by a coalition of young Diaspora Tegaru professionals, working together to provide relief to the thousands of Tigraru that have been internally displaced throughout Ethiopia due to the ongoing ethnically motivated attacks against persons of Tigrayan roots. A complete list of team members and profile coordinating this fundraising effort can be found in the Team members section here on GoFundMe or on our Facebook Page @DTRF.TEAM.
Tegaru Disaster Relief Fund is working with KERADION Elderly Association, a grassroots nonprofit organization based in Mekelle, Tigray region where the displaced people are located, to help us with the logistics of reaching out to the displaced Tegaru. Our aim is to profile 200+ individuals that are the most vulnerable of the displaced. To do that, Keradion and team have, in Mekelle have approached Bureau Social Affairs of Tigray to give us a list of the people that we will finalize and begin supporting them. Money collected via Gofundme will be deposited to our Bank of America bank account. As you can imagine, the problems the victims face daily are different in type and scale. Therefore, a careful assessment of how we may better help them needs to be conducted. Once we have studied the needs of the victims, we will immediately begin sending the fund through wire transfers by coordinating with Keradion. We will be working with Keradion and other concerned stake holders to document the impact your donations have made on the lives of the displaced people. We will make sure every penny spent is traced where it went and how. We will keep you posted on the progress we are making. Please visit our Facebook page mentioned above and you can send us any feedback or comment you have regarding this project.
We have now reached $85,116 which is very close to the goal of $100,000. You guys have been so awesome, words can’t express fully how grateful and proud we are by your generous donations. Because of you, our donors, individuals that are victims of hate will be empowered and gain hope. We intend this fundraising campaign open as the issue of internal displacement has worsen from time to time.
Lastly, we would like to thank GoFundMe for enabling us to organize these type of campaign to help the victims of ethnic violence in Ethiopia. We ask your support to make our dream a reality and would like to assure you that the money will go directly to the victims and we will provide an update once the funds are properly dispersed.

Best regards,

Assefa Abay on behalf of the Team
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Assefa Abay, Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund, Chairman
DTRF.TEAM@GMAIL.COM https://www.gofundme.com/tegaru


Katy, TX. (December 11, 2018)-Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund is pleased to announce it has received $10,000 donation from Kilte-Awlaelo Schools Development Association. 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.

Kilte-Awlaelo Schools Development Association answered our call to stand in solidarity and help the victims of ethnic induced displaced Tegaru. The association deposited to Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund Wells Fargo Bank account on December 10, 2018. The association also has pledged to donate more in the future.

Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund Committee would like to appreciate Kilte-Awlaelo Schools Development Association board-members and leadership team, including Mr. Abraha Kahssay for their exemplary work in mobilizing their members to support this initiative.
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Raised by 1,089 people in 5 months
Created September 14, 2018
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