Mit der fortschreitenden Dürre in vielen Teiles des Tigray, insbesondere der Region Raya Azebo in der Mohoni liegt, geht auch die Nothilfe-Aktion von EE für die dortige Gemeinschaft weiter. In regelmässigen Abständen wird Wasser an die fünf Schulen der Stadt geliefert, so dass die Kinder zumindest genug zu trinken haben, um weiter in den Schulen lernen zu können. Der folgende Brief (in originalem Englisch) von Melkamu Abate unserem Projektleiter vor Ort zeigt, wie die Gemeinschaft auf unsere Hilfe reagiert hat. Heute Mittwochabend fliegen die EE Vorstandsmitglieder Lesley Stephenson, Thomas Baumann und Tatjana Meier nach Äthiopien, um die Situation in den kommenden Tagen zu überwachen und andere Notfallmassnahmen mit den lokalen Behörden zu diskutieren. Verfolgen Sie hier ihre Berichte in den kommenden Tagen!
Hier Melkamu Abates Brief (im originalen englischen Wortlaut):
“Dear Lesley and Thomas,
I am writing to tell you about the water supply activities accomplished so far and a message from Kiflom regarding ee’s recent support action to resolve the water shortage the Mehoni community has faced.
As we discussed over the phone these last ten days, I have been trying to reach schools in Mehoni area that have serious shortage of water due to the lack of rain. I have now reached out to the three elementary schools and the two high schools in Mehoni town. We have so far provided all these schools with a total of nearly 50,000 liters of water. Because of the smallness of containers/water tanks/ available in two of the elementary schools, we have been forced to transport water there every two to three days using containers. We are providing these when their tanks are running out of water. All the schools have appreciated the actions EE has taken to help the school children to get drinking water.
In our latest meeting with him, Kiflom has asked me to provide the following THANK YOU message to you. He also asked me to remind you to pass it on to all EE members who are involved in this very human action. He has told me to sincerely express his gratitude and thanks on behalf of the Raya-Azeba woreda people, particularly the people of Mehoni town and its surroundings to all members of Ethiopian Enterprises for the compassion and the wonderful support that came just in time for the children. According to his point, the supportive action EE has implemented in the schools is helping them to avoid a dreadful crisis, and to get time to focus on a better solution which the local government is undertaking in collaborations with the Tigray regional government authorities. He said that they are working day and night to bring about a fundamental change for the water shortage they have encountered. He still requests your continued support in the forthcoming struggle they are making against this challenge until they get back on track.
Let me stop here for now. I will report you the developments we come across as we go about the work.
Thank you for your help and for everything you are doing.