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young Ethiopian refugee hounded by slave-traffickers and forgotten in a Libyan prison – letter to UNHCR in Tunisia seeking help to resettle him
Alem, a young student from Mekele, in Tigray State, Ethiopia, last year fled the three foreign armies that invaded his homeland, each seeking to kill or to impress him and thousands of his contemporaries into their vicious ranks.
Twice abducted by slave-traders and organ-harvesting traffickers, first in Sudan then in Libya, he is now (more…)
unlikely to receive reply from UNHCR in Tripoli since Libya is in state of anarchy
Young men hardly have a chance when it comes to resettlement as refugees. That’s mostly because the U.N. can barely service (more…)
appeal of Irobs in diaspora – to relieve suffering of brethren in Ethiopia suffering war of genocide against them
Lay faithful of the Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Adigrat, Ethiopia who are living abroad have sent a universal appeal to Christians & men of good will to contribute to the relief of the Irob people now suffering from the war of genocide raging against them in Tigray State
The Irob Development Association (IDA) has sent the following letter.
urgent appeal of Eastern Catholic Bishop to help relieve suffering of the Irob people in Tigray State, Ethiopia
Eastern Catholic Eparch (Bishop) Abune Tesfaselassie Mehdin of Adigrat has sent an heart-rending letter appealing to the charity of Christians the world over, to contribute in charity to the relief of the Irob people now suffering from the war of genocide raging against them. (more…)
Americans making America more lovable again – high time for thanksgiving
[photo:Hiwot & her Uncle Abraha Misghina in D.C. at Capitol, April 2020.]
“Why is America such a great country?”, a quizzical high-schooler once asked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Who replied: “She is great because her people are virtuous, truly good.” And only then.
NCCL has a lot of truly good Americans and Ethiopian family members to thank for coming to the rescue of (more…)
Prayers answered yet again. Glory be to God! Dr. Woods reports surgery on Hiwot successful.
Word reaches us this hour reporting that Dr. Woods has declared the surgery was very complicated, lasting hours — and a success! (more…)
The surgeon is fulfilling your prayer for Hiwot.
As I type (10:00 am EDT Monday, feast of St. Lawrence 2020, August 10), after four sometimes tortuously long years of waiting, Dr. Woods is performing the long-awaited surgery, in charity, for Hiwot at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. (more…)
The Ethiopian has landed!
“And Jesus passing by, saw a man, who was blind from his birth: And his disciples asked him: Rabbi, who hath sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?” Jn. ix, 1-2
“Jesus answered: Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” Jn. ix, 3
This morning, Christ’s words have rung true yet again, this time at Dulles International Airport, in Washington, D.C., when Hiwot Tesfagiorgis Yohannis landed after (more…)
Christ is risen! And released the captive Ethiopian Girl!
Christ is risen!
This morning, against all odds and amidst universal pandemic, and an Embassy in Addis Ababa closed for that reason, God in his providence arranged events (more…)
Storm heaven with your prayers!
please storm heaven with your prayers!
Hiwot’s sponsor, Selemon Gebriel of Columbus, Ohio meets with (more…)