Stalemate Blocking Crucial Aid from Reaching Tigray Region

The photo shows Tigrayans holding a funeral service at a church for people killed in the war. (Photo courtesy of Yonatan Zebdeows, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

In the embattled Tigray region of Ethiopia, continued civil war threatens the population with famine and starvation.

Pastor Eric Foley with The Voice of the Martyrs Korea works with Christians in Ethiopia and neighboring Eritrea. He says fighting in the region has calmed down, but the resulting stalemate is cutting off supplies into Tigray. Ethiopian forces have blocked access points into the region and even destroyed bridges.

Plus, people can’t access their bank accounts. Foley says, “What many Tigrayan people are doing is they’re going to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. They’re attempting to access their funds there. Or they’re attempting to find work so that they can then transport money and food back to Tigray.”

“Here’s the problem: that stranglehold on the Tigray region is preventing Tigrayans from returning from Addis Ababa to care for their families.”

The U.S. pledged an additional $26 million of aid to address the Tigray Crisis last week.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray the love and care of Tigrayan Christians for each other and the Eritrean refugees will display Jesus’ Love.