Tigray, 14 January, 2021 / 7:47 pm (ACI Africa).
The people of God in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region are experiencing “a dire humanitarian situation”, a Bishop in the Horn of Africa nation has expressed in a letter availed to ACI Africa.
In the letter circulated Thursday, January 14, the Bishop of Ethiopia’s Eparchy of Adigrat, which covers the conflict-ridden region appeals for aid in view of saving the lives of the millions of people affected by the violence.
“I am writing to you this appeal once again with terrible/dire humanitarian situation which we are experiencing here in Tigray Region because of the war which started on November 4, 2020,” says Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin.
Bishop Medhin continues, “It is a daily reality to hear people dying with the fighting consequences, lack of food, insulin and other basic medicines. Millions of people (most of them women and children) are displaced from their homes looking for safety and to save their lives.”
The Ethiopian Bishop adds that the humanitarian crisis has not spared the Eritrean refugees who have been seeking refuge in Tigray as they have “run out of food items, basic life-saving medicines, water, and have no access to essential services like shelters, electricity, banking, telephone/internet connection, transport, and health to help their families.”