Humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia: "I am you & you are I, & what have we done to each other?"

We can name names.  We can show you pictures of those who have fled war & endured unfathomable loss.  They are not strangers to us, but our brothers and sisters.  They have come to Lalibela, beset with its own problems caused by the covid shutdown of the economy.  We already are feeding 250 children & their families.  They were starving before we were able to send donations to help them.  Fortunately, we have 3 trustworthy Ethiopian friends who are administering our food/education program.

New Ethiopian Crises

The coronavirus pandemic has caused new emergencies that we are responding to in Ethiopia.  When I visited Lalibella a year ago, I met a young man who contacted me about the terrible conditions in that part of Ethiopia brought on by not only the pandemic, but a recent scourge of locusts that devastated crops. 

The attached pdf provides additional details on Harambee’s involvement there.

Harambee's response to the coronavirus pandemic

We all are concerned about the health, economic & educational consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.  Mostly we focus on the impact in our own lives & the lives of our loved ones.  But there’s another big world out there (besides Italy & France, China, and South America).  Harambee is at the center of pandemic issues in several African countries and we’ve been drawn out of our usual way of doing business.  This is a story about our friends in Ethiopia.  We also have many Grow A Doc & Grow A Nurse graduates & students on the front lines i

COVID-19 update

Here in the USA, of course we’re going through tough times.

But imagine if you were a family of 5 living in a room the size of your bathroom, with toilets and water sources shared among large numbers. Yes, that’s the situation in places where we work in Africa.  Please see the two photos of Kibera. Our Grow A Doc/Grow A Nurse grads & students who are working with patients don’t have access to gowns or masks.  We’re doing our best to help, sending funds for soap, bleach, food, & whatever ppe can be found.  Respirators for patients?  Only in their dreams. 

Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow (Dec 3, 2019) is "Giving Tuesday".  If you have come here to help support our efforts in Africa, there is a donate button to the right.  Thank you. 

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