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African refugees in Israel – Ethiopian & Eritrean Catholics among them

Look into the eyes of the suffering children, and their parents and big siblings — all of them so far from home, in a strange and inhospitable land which they thought was their only promise.

Is there nothing you can do for them?

Are you sure?

How about us working together?

NCCL makes it easy for you to lend them an helping hand.

Please give generously to alleviate the suffering of our African Catholic brethren, now refugees in Israel.

Thanks to the generous prayers & works of NCCL’s friends like you some young Christian Ethiopian & Eritrean women, and a young man, were ransomed from human-traffickers in Egypt.

They are all known (by name) to NCCL’s Directors from enduring friendships and contacts established with the Ethiopian Catholic communities in the war-torn and famine-devastated Irob region along the border with or/and in Eritrea, as well as the mission NCCL supports 200 miles southeast of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

Along the way Abeba Hagos, Rahwa Ghidey and (the young man) Henoch Yosef were taken by human traffickers, savagely tortured by them, threatened with death and ransomed for thousands of dollars.

Investigative journalists are reporting the horrors. (Click here for news reports.)

They made it, thanks be to God, to safety in Israel … which is to say, three of them did: a companion, God rest her soul, was shot on the frontier — whether by Egyptian or Israeli guards, or the traffickers, is unknown.

Thanks to NCCL’s benefactors, this charity has been able sustain the three refugees with alms now in Israel. But NCCL is out of funds. Only Charity can help them now.

They were released from the detention camps in the springtime (2010) and are still huddling for survival in a nearby, cramped apartment with 13 other Ethiopians & Eritreans, many of them related.

A report received this month tells us that the government is threatening to expel the young women, releasing them into the Sinai wilderness — where the human traffickers await to kidnap them and to abuse them in the slave or/and sex trade.

Please pray for these young women especially.

Click here to view news reports of the brutal exploitation in the Sinai region of our African brethren in Christ.

Now it is a matter of bringing Abeba and Rahwa to the States, if possible. Or to Italy, where they have a better chance of finding refugee status, because of the reparation the Italians are still feeling and making since the days of the barbarous attack on Ethiopia in the 1930s.

Our plans are to turn fuller attention back to those Ladies and to Henoch after, Assefa, the young Ethiopian lad in need of kidney transplant (from his younger brother, Robiel) can be brought to the States for the operation. Sooner, if NCCL’s benefactors can help.

There is much to pray & work for. Please give generously to save lives!

If you can lend support of any kind (prayerful or professional) to help the young Ladies, please contact the Executive Director asap.

Phone 610/435-2634 or e-mail the Executive Director.


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