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Medical Relief to Shire Hospital in Tigray ET-20-116

Since the war broke out, health facilities in Tigray were targeted and looted. Shire hospital is one of the very few health facilities still operating. Help us help Tigray.

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 I left Eritrea in 2007 and fled to the neighboring region of Tigray, Ethiopia. For decades, the people of Tigray have welcomed and hosted thousands of Eritrean refugees, such as myself, who have fled Eritrea, repressive nation that forces its youth to participate in indefinite military conscription, a nation where arbitrary arrests and unwarranted detentions are all too common. 

Unfortunately, now, it is the people of Tigray that need our help. On November 4th of 2020, a war broke out in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, leaving millions of Tigray people displaced across neighboring countries and regions. Not only have the Tigray people been affected, but refugee camps in Tigray housing Eritrean refugees were caught in the crossfire, leaving thousands unaccounted for.

The power vacuum in Tigray has created an opportunity for soldiers to exploit women's vulnerability, as there is no one to hold them accountable. Since the conflict, women in Tigray have been victims of horrific sexual violence, used as a tool for warfare and forced subjugation on the community of Tigray. Cases of STDs and pregnancies due to rape are rampant as a result of this inhumane sexual violence; meanwhile, hospitals have been destroyed, and medical supplies looted, leaving the people of Tigray without any resources to recover from this violent conflict. 

What is happening to the people of Tigray can only be described as genocide. The UN estimates over two million civilians have been displaced, and thousands of people have been killed. US officials have likened these atrocities to “ethnic cleansing”.

Due to the conflict, rape and death has become part of the people of Tigray’s everyday life. At the same time, because of travel restrictions and limited access to humanitarian aid, people in Tigray are experiencing a severe shortage of food, clean water, and medicine. The conflation of these factors means Tigray cannot work on community healing and aid in response to continuous acts of sexual violence and deadly attacks. 

Thank you for your support.

Selam Tekie.


ኣብ 2007 ካብ ኤርትራ ሃዲመ ናብ ጎረቤትና ናብ ትግራይ ኢትዮጵያ መጽእየ ተዓቑበ። ህዝቢ ትግራይ ንዓይን ከማይ ዝኣመሰሉ ብኣማኢት ኣሽሓት ዝቑጸሩ ካብቲ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ዓማጺ ስርዓት፡ ንሰባት ብዘይሕጊ ዝኣስርን ዘበሳብስን፡ ንዓመታት ድማ ብዘይደሞዝን ዓስብን ካብ ናይ ዕስክርና ባርነት መንግስቲ፡ ኣምሊጦም ንዝመጹ ስደተኛታት ኤርትራውያን ንዓይ ሓዊስካ ብፍቕርን ሓልዮትን ተቐቢሎምና።

እቲ እምብዛ ዘሕዝን ድማ እቶም ተቐበልቲ ስደተኛታት ህዝቢ ትግራይ ኣብዚ እዋን እዚ ብሰንኪ ኣብ ሕዳር 4 2020 ኣብ ትግራይ  ዝተወለዐ ኩናት ኣብ ውሽጢ ዓዶምን ኣብ ከባቢ ሃገራትን ብሚሊዮናት ይስደዱን ይዘናበሉን ኣለዉ። ህዝቢ ትግራይ ጥራይ ዘይኮነ፡ እቶም ኣብኡ ተሰዲዶምን ተዓቁቦም ዝነበሩ ኤርትራውያን ስደተኛታት ድማ ብዘይ ሓገዝን ረድኣን ብምትራፍ ኣብ ሞንጎ ዝተወለዐ ረመጽ ናይ ኩናት ግዳያት ብሙኻን ኣደዳ ስቓይን ሞትን ኮይኖም፡ ብዘይውሕስነትን ሓለዋን ተሪፎም ጥራይ ዘይኮነ ብኣሽሓት ዝቑጸሩ ድማ ኣበይ ከም ዘለዉ ኣይፍለጥን።

ብሰንኪ እቲ ኣብ ትግራይ ተፈጢሩ ዘሎ ናይ መሪሕነት ሃጓፍ ድማ  ማእለያ ዘይብለን ኣዋልድን ኣዴታትን በቶም ማንም ሓታቲ ዘይብሎም ወተሃደራት ኣደዳ ጾታዊ ዓመጽ ተቓሊዔን ይርከባ። ኩናት ካብ ዝጅመር ኣትሒዙ ድማ ማእለያ ዘይብለን ደቀንስትዮ በቶም ኣብ ትግራይ ዘለዉ ወተሃደራት ኣብ ልዕሊኣን ጾታዊ ዓመጽ ብምፍጻም ንህዝቢ ትግራይ ሕነ ንምፍዳይ ይጥቀምሉ ኣለዉ። ብሰንኪ እዚ ጾታዊ ዓመጽ ድማ ማእለያ ዘይብለን ደቀንስቶይ ኣብ ዘይተደለየ ጥንስን ካልእ ምስ ጾታዊ ርክብ ዝተተሓዘ ሕማማት ተቓሊዔን ይርከባ። ብተወሳኺ  ኣብ ትግራይ ዝርከብ ሆስፒታላት ኮነ ኢሉ ዓንዩ፡ ብዘሎ ናይ ሕክምና መሳርሒ ድማ ተዘሪፉ፡ በዚ ከምዚ ድማ፡ ነቲ ኣካላውን ስነ ኣእምራውን ከቢድ ዕነወት ዝበጽሖ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ሕክምናዊ ሓገዝ ተሪፉ ይርከብ።

እዚ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ዝፍጸም ዘሎ ገበን ምጽናት ዓሌት እዩ። ብመሰረት ጸብጻብ ሕቡራት መንግስታት  ኣስታት 2 ሚሊዮን ህዝቢ ትግራይ ተመዛቢሎም፡ ብኣሽሓት ሰባት ድማ ተቐቲሎም ኣለዉ። ሰበ ስልጣን ኣሜሪካ ድማ ነዚ ኣብ ትግራይ ዝፍጸም ዘሎ ገበን “ምጽናት ዓሌት” ሙካኑ ገሊጾም ኣለዉ። ብሰንኪ እዚ ተፈጢሩ ዘሎ ኩናት ድማ ህዝቢ ትግራይ መዓልታዊ ኣደዳ ጾታዊ ዓመጽ፡ ሞት፡ ስደት ይኸውን ኣሎ።  ብሰንኪ ዘሎ ናይ ኣዚዩ ዱሩት ምንቅስቓስ ገደብን ዘይእኹሉ ቀረብን ሓገዝን ድማ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ኣብ ኣዚዩ ከቢድ ጥሜት ወዲቑ፡  ሕጽረት ምግቢ፡ ጹሩይ ማይን ናውቲ ሕክምና ኣጋጢምዎ ይርከብ።  ውጺትን ድምርን ናይዚ ድማ ኣብ ትግራይ ነቲ ወሪዱ ዘሎ ኣካላውን ስነ ኣእምራውን ጸገም ንምሕዋይን ንምሕካምን፡ ነቲ መዓልታዊ ዝግበር ጾታዊ ዓመጽ፡ ነቲ መዓልታዊ ጥፍኣትን ሞትን ድው ንምባል ኣይተኻእለን።

ስለ'ቲ እትገብሩለይ ደገፍ የመስግን።

ሓፍትኹም ሰላም ተኪኤ

About Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to empower doctors and nurses in the developing world with the tools needed to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. Today, Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of medical donations to resource-limited communities across the globe, touching the lives of patients, families and children in 130 countries. 

 

 

6 Comments

Britonio Akas Donated: $30
Sending good vibes from the DMV
Azeb Gebreyesus Donated: $50
Thank you for doing this!
Anonymous Donated: $1,000
Selma your story and vision paints a picture that can teach many lessons to those with a heart open to hear it. God's blessing to you and your cause.
Saba Hendaia Donated: $103
Thank you for creating this🙏 let's continue to help the people who need it most
Solomon Desta Donated: $103
My heart is broken for the people of Tigray. I am so sorry ..
Elsa Michael Donated: $100
Thank you Selam Tekie for creating this!