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In Depth: Ethiopia


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A Shocking Reminder of the Plight of Migrant Workers in the Middle East (One-to-One blog, 5 April 2017) The Washington Post this morning reported on a story that is causing a sensation on social media...

Prayers for ‘Jewels of the Church’ Killed in Ethiopia (One-to-One blog, 7 March 2017) This morning we received the tragic news of the car accident involving the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Anne. Eight of the sisters were driving to Hawassa to attend the funeral of a relative of Sister Tinsae Tirkaso, administrator of Asella Boys’ Orphanage...

‘We Strive to Share with the Poor the Love that God has for All’ (One-to-One blog, 13 February 2017) This morning, we received an email our regional director in Ethiopia, Argaw Fantu, with some welcome news about an institution CNEWA has long supported, the Shashemene School for the Blind. He included a report from Sister Ashrita, one of three Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary of the Angels who run at the school. As she put it in the first paragraph of her report, “With the support of people of goodwill, we strive to share with the poor the love that God has for all giving our children a sense of hope and belonging...”

90 Years, 90 Heroes: Sister Lutgarda Camileri, F.C.J. (One-to-One blog, 1 December 2016) For decades, Sister Lutgarda Camilleri, F.C.J. has been a tireless and devoted caretaker for children in Ethiopia — a true hero who has provided encouragement and love for those most in need at the Kidane Mehret Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

On Ethiopia: “Millions Have Been Dramatically Affected” (VIDEO, One-to-One blog, 29 September 2016) Earlier this week, CNEWA’s president Msgr. John E. Kozar was in Onatario for the meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, and to meet with CNEWA’s board in Canada. Along the way, he stopped by the offices of Salt + Light TV for an interview on their program “Perspectives.” Among other things, he touched on the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia...

2016 Ethiopia Drought Report (Reports, September 2016) The drought in the Horn of Africa has placed millions of people at risk of starvation and sparked a worldwide call to action — and CNEWA has responded. Following a generous outpouring from donors, CNEWA has rushed funds to our team members on the ground, who are working with local church partners to assess and prioritize the needs and expedite the response...

CNEWA in Ethiopia: “The Devotion of the People Here Is Incredible” (One-to-One blog, 16 May 2016) Watching hungry schoolchildren in Ethiopia carefully put away one of the two biscuits they received at a food program, Msgr. John Kozar, president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, found the act touching. He realized they were taking the second biscuit home to share with younger siblings or their mothers...