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Haile Gebreselassie donated emergency aid to displaced Ethiopians

Haile Gebreselassie _ Kombolcha
Haile Gebreselassie Talking to local journalists in Kombolcha (Photo : ENA)

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Haile Gebreselassie on Thursday was in Kombolcha, Wollo, where he visited those displaced by war from the North Wollo area. 

He donated 2.5 million birr worth of emergency food aid. According to a report by the Ethiopian News Agency, the food aid was made in the name of Haile and Alem international business, and their employees.  They are staying in a makeshift shelter in the town, which is about 375 kilometers north of Addis Ababa. 

South Wollo zone level authorities say as many as 250,000 displaced people are residing in the zone. 

“The practice of taking people hostage and subjecting them to suffering must stop immediately,” Haile is quoted as saying. 

Furthermore, he said that the situation calls for “sharing from what we have, not just from the excesses we have.”  He called on Ethiopians, in the country and abroad, to consider the situation, and support those who are in a difficult situation. 

Haile Gebreselassie intends to make similar donations in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Tens of thousands of civilians were displaced from the areas that were under the control of TPLF forces. 

It is to be recalled that a school that Haile built to support students who were attending school under shades of tree branches  in the Waghumera region of Ethiopia was entirely destroyed by TPLF forces. 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s join this upright patriot in doing all what we can to help those in dire need. They were forced to be in such crushing hardship by bullies who get high on making people’s lives miserable. Let pitch in the last penny we have in our pocket. There should not be any excuses on our part by saying ‘these are not Oromos and let others do the helping’. That would be cruel. First of all these are not just one ethnic group but there are Oromos, Amharas, Afars you name it in their midst. It is in The Almighty Our Creator’s demand that we lend our helping hands to the needy. We those here in the West are suffering from indigestion after munching down double stacked burgers while the people we left behind are thrown to the wolves and go hungry after demons chased them out of their domiciles. Let’s tell and assure them we are there for them. Let’s go!!!

  2. Subject:: “Haile Gebreselassie donated emergency aid to displaced Ethiopians” borkena September 16, 2021
    Quote: “It is to be recalled that a school that Haile built to support students who were attending school under shades of tree branches in the Waghumera region of Ethiopia was entirely destroyed by TPLF forces. “Unquote

    Humble Commentary with Sadness
    a) “school under shades of tree branch — entirely destroyed ”
    b). It is the ultimate cruelty that cannot be over passed by any cruelty standard.
    c). And what is so shocking about the cruelty is the fact that it is guided by a Scholar with Doctor of Philosophy Degree !!!!
    d). The PEOPLE of Tigray ,and Ethiopia in general, will remember it for eternity.
    e). One wonders about the reaction of the off-springs of such cruel creature ?!?!
    f). Individual action for self- adulation and private goal for self-benefit will mot go far.
    g). There must be some natural justice in Life — no matter how long it takes.
    Amen — Inshallah (in alphabetical order)
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    Post Script
    Sincere appreciation goes to the Management of Borkena in providing a free space for concerned readers in standing by the Ancient, Independent, Free, Black African Country around the Globe — the one and only one ETHIOPIA., the PRIDE of Black Africa..

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