Greetings to all of you. Thank you for your continued support of the Tigray refugees in Sudan.
There have been lots of suffering in the midst of the Tigrayan refugees in Sudan. There have been tornadoes, floods, and the recent fire. The recent fire has destroyed the shelters and many people lost their personal property including clothing.
The global efforts to bring peace to Ethiopia continued. The Africa Union with support from the USA and the EU has been working on that. Recently the combatants met in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, and agreed on the cessation of hostilities. The military leaders of Ethiopia and Tigray met in Nairobi, Kenya and to implement the ceasefire and the restoration of the basic infrastructure in Tigray including the telephone, banks, federal and regional educational institutions as well as humanitarian supply. Some meetings have taken place in Tigray but the work is still continuing.
The work of restoration is in its infancy but we are hoping it is continuing. The Eritrean soldiers that helped the Federal government and the Amhara militia are still in Tigray and expected to leave Tigray according to the agreement.
Once the foreign troops are out we believe the internally displaced people (IDP) will return to their homes and the Tigrayan refugees in Sudan will plan to return home. That will be good news but we don't know when that will happen.
We will continue to raise our funds as the needs of the returnees will continue. Please continue to spread the word about our project. I will keep you updated on the issues.
Thank you very much for your continued support for the Tigrayan refugees from Tigray. The refugees run away from their homes due to the war. We are working very hard to raise the funds so that we can provide support to the refugees in the area of food security.
Recently, there have been movements towards a negotiation between the two parties. A group of western representatives including those from the USA, the EU, the UK, and Canada as well as other parties visited Mekelle on the 3rd of August to gather ideas and contribute towards settlement. The representatives have returned to Addis Ababa to share the information with the Ethiopian Federal leaders. We hope that this effort will lead to a permanent peace settlement in the region. That will affect the status of displaced people both internationally and dlocally.
Thank you for your fundraising efforts and support. We will continue to work hard and raise the money to support the Tigrayan refugees in Sudan, Please share the information with your friends, neighbors, and relatives.
I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. The war in Tigray still continues despite talk of a humanitarian truce between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF). Twenty trucks with food aid have entered Mekelle. They were supposed to be 100 trucks a day. There was no continued entry of the humanitarian delivery. I hope it will resume.
On the other hand, the number of refugees entering Sudan has increased with the entry of the new year. This shows that the effect of the push factor such as the war is increasing as people are leaving Tigray running out for life.
Please share the information about the project with friends and family workers so that we can raise more money and start the project. That will be very helpful to start the implementation.
Thank you for your continued support. We still hope to continue implementing our work when the resources reach a critical mass. All the money you contributed is still in the account and we still continue to raise money, though we need to do more.
The war in Ethiopia has spread outside of Tigray. The intensity of the conflict is high. International organizations and powerful countries are doing very little to stop the war except to air their sympathy and concern. In fact, some countries are providing drones to the government instead of using their good offices to bring peace to the country. Working for peace by contacting your representatives would be as great as contributing money. When there is peace the refugees will go home and our work will be inside the villages. Please help to bring a ceasefire and peace to Ethiopia.
Unfortunately, more refugees are coming to Sudan according to reports, including from the Voice of America.
Life at the refugee camps of Tigrayan refugees is still precarous. They can't go home due to the continued lack of peace and nature and lack of reosurces creating problmes in the camps. The number of refugees coming into the Sudan has stabiled because of the blockage of the Ethio-Sudanese border by Ethiopian soldiers. This has encouraged internal displacement that crosing the border to the Sudan. In the mean time there are very scary and inhuman reports that Tigranan bodies are showing up in the Humra river of the Sudan. They are victims of etnic cleansing in the Western part of Tigray. Some have gun shots and others are their hands tied and floating in the river. (Read this_). The conflict in the region is also affecting other non Tigray groups such as the Kimant to flee due to attacked by pro-Amhara regional government forces (Read this)
According to Doctors without borders (MSF) their is shortage of food in one of the camps. Extreme weather is also destroying the refugee camps through wind and flooding. They become shelterless until repairs are made and others are asked to be relocated.
As for our project, we are still in the resource mobilization stage. Thank you for all of you who continue to support the initiative. In the mean time we will appreciate if you share the project to your friends and families so that we can reach a critical amount of money to start the project on the ground. We also need your prayers and lobbying for a comprehensive ceasefire and negotiations between all parties that would lead to peace in the whol country.
Again, thank you for your support and please spread the word.
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