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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Food crisis in Amhara, Ethiopia requires an urgent response

What a tragedy it will be if families who survived politically motivated violence that forced them from their home villages don’t survive – especially after all they’ve been through and sacrificed.

Frehiwot, our Ethiopian colleague working among the poorest of the poor in Ethiopia, made a promise to do what she can to save lives in Amhara. The situation is so dire that the Ethiopian government, who are doing what they can, has also asked for our help.

More than 90,000 people are at great risk because of severe food shortages that has the Amhara region of Ethiopia in its deadly grip right now.

A gift of $40 would help ensure that one family receives the emergency food supplies they so desperately need.

The families who fled their home villages and are now living in the Amhara region of Ethiopia have endured so much.

They’ve been forced from their homes, pursued by armed groups, and left with nothing but the clothes on their back and the meagre possessions they could carry. Some have lost loved ones along the way.

Your help today would be an act of kindness that will give these families renewed strength to overcome the fear and hunger that has become their constant unwelcome companion.

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