Emergency support for Tigray, Ethiopia

by Abraham's Oasis
Emergency support for Tigray, Ethiopia

The violence of the fighting has gone, but the damage to houses and livlihoods are gone too.

"Return to your fields!" But what with, the oxen were eaten by armies comeing through, the carefully hewn ploughs were used to roast the meat... the carefully stored seed for next year's sowing was all no more. 

Abraham's Oasis (AO) employed an experienced Agricultural Worker to help 200 farmers in the immediate locality. This has included yokes of oxen and ploughs that could be shared around and thus fields were prepared for seed that Abraham's Oasis provided. Farmers went home, houses repaired and lives starting on the road to recovery. All this you have helped with, thank you!

The toilets were totally inadequate for the Internally Displased People (IDP), so AO repaired existing toilets and built new ones! The road to the centre that AO was responsible for was muddy and unsafe, so smoothing out the road. Basic supplies purchases, blankets, mattresses, cooking pots, and simple stoves to help the IDPs simply survive. 

A BIG thank you for your amazing role in helping these beautiful people!

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The town of Shire became a safer place to be during this Tigray crisis. Safer that is than living in remote communities where there was no protection: Houses set alight, women and girls raped, fathers and sons killed or kidnapped... families torn apart.

Early reports indicated a rush to Sudan but that route was closed, so the nearest big city became the main referral point for many fleeing from western Tigray. Shire a town of a population of approximately 300,000, was swamped with over one million internally displaced people (IDP). 

One IDP centre has been assigned to Abraham's Oasis, the needs assessment is in process: low or non existant food supplies and when there is food available, the  cooking tools are shared among ten to fifteen families. Six families living in one room huddled together, no mattress, no blankets, just a few items brought from home, if at all. All with deep and heart breaking psychological needs.

Abraham's Oasis is looking to provide sustainable support, for example, for those who have received food supplies, Abraham's Oasis trains them in income generation activities (IGA), so that eventually they may return home, or at least be able to earn a small income to support their family.

The current activity is for protection of the most vulnerable, this includes the babies, the children and the elderly. Identifying lone and unaccompanied children, tracing family for them, providing them with a safe house until family is located are some of the ways Abraham's Oasis is helping. 

Thank you for your help to us in making this possible.

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Abraham's Oasis

Location: Shire-Endaselasse, Tigray - Ethiopia
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Project Leader:
Catharina van den Bosch
Shire-Endaselasse, Tigray Ethiopia
$36,028 raised of $50,000 goal
103 donations
$13,972 to go
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