Millions in need amid Ethiopia’s Tigray war

By May 5, 2021

Ethiopia (MNN) — In Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, suffering continues from a civil war that began in November 2020.

According to UN estimates, the fighting has displaced nearly 2 million people. The death toll remains unknown, as the area has been cut off from communication with the outside world. About 4.5 million people need immediate assistance, especially food, as fighting destroyed crops and interrupted last fall’s harvest.

Egide Bandyatulaga, the East Africa Ministry Director for Trans World Radio (TWR) says, “People first of all need to pray for the hostilities to stop. Because there are people who are dying. There are properties which have been destroyed.”

Pray also that Christians in the area will be safe, and able to serve those around them who need help. Bandyatulaga says, “Peace needs to return to the hearts of the people. They just need to know that there is a God which helps them not only spiritually but also materially. Also, pray that people may resume quickly to their normal life. And that those who lost their loved ones may be comforted after the loss.”

TWR’s work in Ethiopia

TWR broadcasts Christian radio programming into Ethiopia from outside the country, due to government restrictions. However, they do produce the programs inside Ethiopia. TWR works out of the capital city, Addis Ababa. Pray this programming would bring the Gospel into many homes throughout the country.

 

 

The header image shows a map of Ethiopia with the Tigray Region highlighted. (Photo courtesy of TUBS, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)