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ETHIOPIA: A Plea For Peace

A Catholic missionary has sent out a plea for peace from war-torn Ethiopia. The missionary, who cannot be named for security reasons, spoke about the situation in Northern Ethiopia, where the conflict between government forces and those loyal to the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front has become more serious.

“We saw much suffering. Many people were killed and others had to flee and required food, water, medicine, and places to stay. Our small town of Kombolcha had over 4,000 refugees. We did what we could to gather food, blankets, and water but it was just a drop in the ocean of necessity,” said the missionary.

Fighting between the majority Amhara Government soldiers and Tigrayan forces began one year ago, on November 4, 2020. The reasons for the war are complex, but the results, as always, have been especially tragic for the civilian population.  

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