Thank you

Ethiopian friends from Poland,
We have earlier informed about the charity will Polish doctors and nurses showed going to Ethiopia to give a free medical help for victims of ethnical war in Ethiopia. Our association helped the group in gathering important and needed medical stuff for their plan. We would like to thank the Ethiopian hospital staff for their friendly welcome and help they offered them. Here is what the group reported about the treatments they conducted during they stay in Ethiopia in February this year:

10 Neurological
24 Orthopedical
8 Surgical
59 Eye surgery (“Ethiopian eyes”)

This is to show how friendly nations could try to help even though it is not enough. We trust such charity action will continue between the two countries.
Again, thank you very much.

Polacy, ludzi dobrej woli

    

Zespół włocławskiego personelu medycznego, lekarze i pielęgniarki, którzy pracują w Wojewódzkim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym we Włocławku: trzech anestezjologów, dwóch lekarzy neurochirurgów, jeden ortopeda, jeden chirurg, oraz jeden okulista, trzy pielęgniarki operacyjne i jedna pielęgniarka anestezjologiczna byli w Etiopii żeby zajmować się pacjentami w kraju ogarniętym wojną, w czasie swojego wolnego czasu. Serdecznie dziękujemy za zaangażowania i bezinteresowności okazanej w przygotowanie wyjazdu i pracę w przywracaniu zdrowia, ratowaniu życia ludzi doświadczonych tak ogromnym cierpieniem.

Dziękujemy również w imieniu Etiopczyków, którym Wasza akcja „Giving Hands” przywróciła nadzieję i wiarę w istnienie na świecie ludzi dobrej woli poświęcających cząstkę swojego życia innym.

Kolejny dobry gest przyjaźni Polski do Etiopii

Konflikt w Etiopii,który trwa od dwóch lat jest różnie odbierany. Partia, która rządziła przez 27 lat utraciła poparcie narodu. Nie mogąc pogodzić się z zaistniałą sytuacją ( przegrane wybory), podjęła szereg działań, próbując odzyskać władzę. Doprowadziło to do wojny domowej, która pochłonęła wiele ofiar. W szpitalach przebywają ranni żołnierze i ludność cywilna.

Ośmiu lekarzy -anestezjolodzy; neurochirurdzy; chirurg; okulista; ortopeda oraz

4 pielęgniarki – operacyjne i anestezjologiczne z koordynatorami jadą do Etiopii, w ramach akcji „Giving Hands”, na własny koszt, żeby bezpłatnie pomóc Etiopczykom, którzy zostali pokrzywdzeni w wyniku konfliktu. Zabierają wiele sprzętu i materiałów medycznych darowanych przez różne firmy. Wykorzystane będą one do operacji, zabiegów i pomocy medycznej oraz szkolenia lekarzy i pielęgniarek etiopskich w zakresie zaopatrywania i leczenia urazów neurochirurgicznych, twarzoczaszki i ortopedycznych nowoczesnymi metodami operacyjnymi.

Grupa jedzie 11 lutego br. i planuje wracać 21 lutego.

To jest kolejna akcja, która pozwala utwierdzić się w przekonaniu, że żyjemy w kraju ludzi wrażliwych i dobrych. Od lat wspierana jest akcja „Oczy Etiopii”, zapoczątkowana przez Stanisława Kotlarczyka, dzięki której ponad 3000 Etiopczyków odzyskało wzrok. Nasze stowarzyszenie pomaga w finansowaniu dializ w szpitalu w Etiopii, oczywiście dzięki ludziom dobrej woli. Okazuje się ta dobra opinia o Polakach dotarła do Etiopii.

Coraz więcej uchodźców z terenów objętych działaniami konfliktu przybywa ostatnio do Polski. Dużo z nich zwraca się do nas o pomoc. W ramach naszych możliwości organizujemy pomoc prawną i materialną.

STOP

Po zmianie władzy w Etiopii i po okresie przemian odbyły się wybory do parlamentu. W demokracji, przed takimi wyborami, partie polityczne przedstawiają swoje programy, aby przekonać wyborców do siebie. To, co stało się w Etiopii, było dziwne i niespotykane na całym świecie. Partia, która rządziła krajem, zamiast postępować zgodnie z poszanowaniem demokracji, ogłosiła wojnę po to, żeby wrócić do władzy. Wybuchła wojna domowa, która pochłonęła wiele ofiar. Stowarzyszenie Etiopsko-Polskie „Selam” postanowiło pomóc tym, którzy zostali ranni, pozbawieni dachu nad głową i środków do życia. Pod koordynacją Dr Bizuayehu Tegene, członka stowarzyszenia, kilkanaście lekarzy i pielęgniarek pojedzie do Etiopii, żeby pomagać poszkodowanym. Chwała im za taką ludzką reakcję na krzywdę. Wyjazd jest planowany na luty tego roku.

Prawdziwe wybory w Etiopii

Etiopczycy dokonali przykładowe wybory do parlamentu. Gratulujemy tych którzy otrzymali zaufanie od narodu. Jest wielka nadzieja że nareszcie wróci spokój i zacznie rozwój kraju na rzecz obywateli. Gratulujemy !!

Pomoc dla Etiopii na covid-19

ETHIO – POLISH ASSOCIATION – SELAM

UTILIZATION OF FUND RECEIVED FOR THE COVID 19 SUPPORT

ETHIOPI-2020

In the name of the Missionary sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, I extend a heartfelt gratitude to the Ethio-Polish Association- SELAM for the financial support received. The funds received were divided to three communities where the sisters are working, mainly Alemtena, Waragu and Chole. Each community selected beneficiaries who were in need of help, and food and hygiene materials were distributed to them.

Here below each community gives a short account of their intervention, followed by the financial report.

Waragu community

The people who are most affected here in Waragu are the daily workers, farmers, petty traders and the elderly whose life mostly depends on the mercy of others. They earn their living on daily basis. In Waragu village the people depend mostly on traditional agriculture for their livelihood. The area is very fertile but drastic changes of weather and persisting drought do not allow them to harvest a good return. Therefore people in this area remain poor.

With the financial support received from the ETHIO – POLISH ASSOCIATION – SELAM, we were able to give food support to 80 families, with 1- to 9 children per household. Each of these families received – Teff, Corn, beans powder/Shiro, oil and soap for personal hygiene.

The beneficiaries were chosen with the help of the local administration. The beneficiaries were from the five nearby villages. Namely: Waragu, Derole, Haro, Kela and Ibdo .

In order to support the petty traders, the food stuff was purchased from the local market. The beneficiaries and people were extremely grateful to the benefactor, the Ethio-Polish association SELAM, for the great help rendered to the people during this pandemic. May God bless your generosity.

Alemtena Community

COVID-19 has made the humanity all over feel helpless. In this time of struggle and cry of the poor, God sends His messengers through various ways to uplift the poor and the hungry by their generosity and compassion towards the people. As people in Ethiopia were getting ready to celebrate their New Year on September 11, 2020 (Meskerem 01, 2013), we have received the good news that Ethio – Polish association SELAM was extending a generous donation to help the poor in our area.

With the amount given to our community, we budgeted to provide food stuff for 100 families and to make four pedal wash stands for the hand washing for everyone who enters the compound. In the town of Alemtena there were University students who had volunteered for social service during this time of COVID-19 lock down. Twelve students visited the poor families and brought the list of the deserving families to us. We had also included the families of orphans and vulnerable children studying in our school in Alemtena.

They were called in three different groups and following items were distributed: Teff, rice, Shiro, Chili powder, salt, oil and soap for their hygienic needs.

As the Alemtena Catholic Church Clinic continued to reach out to the patients during the pandemic, three medical staff members tested positive with COVID. All staff of the clinic, including the sisters community and some teachers who were in contact with the people infected were ordered to go into quarantine. Since they had no possibility to isolate themselves at home, the quarantine was arranged in the mission compound itself. Medication of the staff members and providing food for all those in quarantine were also part of the donation expense.

The beneficiaries were explained about the donor, the SELAM Association. And they were given education on COVID-19, how to protect themselves and others, and how they were to increase their immunity. The people thanked the SELAM Association for their generosity and compassion.

We, the Alemtena community of sisters, express our sincere thanks to ETHIO- POLISH Association SELAM for giving us the opportunity to reach out to our people with the support they needed during this difficult time.

May God bless you and protect you.

Chole Community

COVID 19 has affected economically very much our people here in Chole, a small town around 225 km from Addis Ababa. Everyone around is affected in one or the other way by this pandemic. But the people who are most affected by it are daily workers, who earn their income with daily labor like the ones working in hotels, the youth and children who are doing shoe polishing, domestic workers and the elderly who are living at the mercy of others.

Chole town harbors around 30,000 people and with the financial support that we have received from you, we were able to give food support to 75 registered families, with 1- to 7 children per household.

Each of these families received – Teff (local grain to prepare the staple food of Ethiopia), oil, wheat flour, Shiro ( Flour made out of beans) and salt.

The animators delivered the food stuff at home to those who were not able to come to the compound. Prior to the distribution, we discussed the matter with the district administrator, they were grateful that we could extend our helping hand towards the most vulnerable people who are the victims of COVID 19.

The district administrator and the staff helped us in choosing the beneficiaries; the staff of the Family development project (run by the sisters) visited the houses of these beneficiaries to assess the condition in which they are living and to see how this pandemic has really affected them.

In order to alleviate at least little bit of their hunger we bought food stuff which was distributed to these beneficiaries in the presence of the District administrator Kanjawe Danja, his assistant Joseph Tola, Representative from women and youth office Mr. Nowai Zaid and the chair person of social emergency department Miss. Membere Meseret. The beneficiaries and the government officials were extremely grateful to the Sisters who with the support of the Ethiop-Polish Association Selam extended help to the people during this pandemic.

We, the sisters working in Chole, express our gratitude to all who have contributed to this act of reaching out beyond boarders to those in need. God bless you all…

We, the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, extend our heart gratitude to you, Ethio-Polish Association-SELEM for your generous sharing of your finance with the people of Ethiopia. Thank you very much. God bless each one of you.

አምላክ ከኢትዮጵያ ጋር ይሁን

በኢትዮጵያ እየተደረገ ያለው ጦርነት ሃቀኛውን የትግሬ ሕዝብ እንዳይጎዳ የሚል ስጋት አለብን። መንግሥቱ ሰላአማዊውን የትግሬን ሕዝብ ላለምጉዳት የተቻለውን ሁሉ እናደርጋለን ያለውን የዶ/ር አብይ መንግስታዊ የጦር ኃይል ቃል በእምነት ወስደነዋል።

እግዚአብሔር ከኢትዮጵያኖች ጋር ይሁን።

Kolejny wstydliwy przewódca

Szokujące są komentarze Prezydenta USA, wręcz podżegające do wojny między dwoma suwerennymi państwami. Donald Trump ostrzega Etiopię, że Egipt wysadzi w powietrze ukończoną już tamę, jeśli Etiopia nie zaprzestanie nad nią budowy. Niedawno Ameryka podawała się za stronę, która pogodzi konflikt między tymi państwami. Kiedy w latach 50-tych Egipt, za poparciem Wielkiej Brytanii, podjął budowę Wysokiej Tamy, Etiopia nie potępiła, ani nie sprzeciwiła się projektowi. W tych samych latach Egipt i Sudan podpisały traktat bez udziału Etiopii, w którym określiły proporcję podziału Nilu. Egipt zapewnił sobie większość wody dla siebie. Ludność Etiopii przez wiele lat cierpiała z powodu suszy i braku żywności i prądu, mając na swoim terytorium źródło oraz większą część najbardziej zasobnego w wodę dopływu Nilu. Wygląda na to, że Donald Trump nie wie o czym mówi.