“Every time I think of the dark moments, I think of Mary’s Meals. I never felt alone.”
These words are from our dear friend, Sister Medhin from our partner, Daughters of Charity, who has seen her beloved Ethiopia torn apart by brutal civil war.
Supported by Mary’s Meals, Daughters of Charity was the first organisation to distribute food in Tigray’s capital Mekelle to 30,000 internally displaced people after the conflict began. This was made possible by the incredible kindness of our supporters who donated to our Crisis in Ethiopia campaign over the past few years. Sister Medhin maintains that thousands of lives were saved through this work – lives like Mulu’s, a displaced Tigrayan child who fled his village after fighting broke out.
He said: “We could hear heavy gunfire and bombs dropping. I found my father along with many people fleeing the village in search of safety, but just a few hours later, I was alone, separated from my father among people fleeing the war.
“I miss my family so much. I do not know who to ask about my parents. One time, people came here to the camp and asked me about my parents. Since then, nothing else.”