May 15, 2019
Global Alliance for Ethiopia, a not-for-profit organization based in the United States, donated on Wednesday 31 million Ethiopian birr to help ethnic Gedeos who were displaced from Guji area following what many say is targeted and organized attack from radicalized ethnic Oromo in Guji area.
The fund was raised online from Ethiopians around the world through GoFundMe plat form. The fundraising campaign came after the plights of displaced Gedeo people, including starvation, in Southern Ethiopia came to the limelight through activists.
Abiy Ahmed’s administration was criticized for the way it handled the humanitarian and security crisis for most Ethiopians believed that his government not only ignored the condition of ethnic Gedeo’s but also tried to cover up the extent of the crisis.
President of Global Alliance for Ethiopia, Tamage Beyene, handed over the cheque to World Vision. The handling in ceremony took place at Skylihgt hotel in Addis Ababa.
Nearly one million ethnic-Gedeos were displaced from their place following attacks by radicalized ethnic-Oromo groups in Guji area.
The money will be spent on returning displaced Gedeos to their places, according to a report by government-affiliated media. World Vision itself has allocated 5.7 million birr for the project to return displaced people to their place.
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