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(from ONE September 2018)

Funds Rushed to Ethiopia
Posted: 28 Sep 2018

CNEWA rushed emergency aid to help more than 4,000 people fleeing interethnic violence in south central Ethiopia in August. The assistance is providing food, medicines and sanitary items for about 733 families, including some 700 children under the age of 5 and about 400 expectant or nursing mothers. All were seeking refuge on the grounds of St. Paul Catholic Church in an area known as Galcha, some 270 miles south of the capital of Addis Ababa.

The parish, which includes some 6,000 Catholics, runs primary and secondary schools and a clinic that normally treats 180 people a day. Since April, interethnic violence has rocked many parts of Ethiopia, especially among the various ethnic groups living in areas of south central and southeastern Ethiopia. You can help CNEWA care for these displaced families, visit: www.cnewa.org/web/ethiopia.