Creating new horizons for the people of Tigray
The Asmlash-Grant Foundation supports the safety, health, and economic mobility of every Tigrayan through disaster relief, sustainable programming, and transnational organizing.
Areas of Focus
The Asmlash-Grant Foundation is dedicated to changing the lives of Tigrayans from refugee camps in Sudan to war-torn Tigray through 3 critical areas:
Every Day Counts
Since the early hours of November 4th, 2020 when the war started, Tigrayans have anxiously been awaiting the return of peace. Every day this war is prolonged puts Tigrayans at risk of starvation, displacement, and death. However, it's not too late to help.
Distributed to Support Internally Displaced Tigrayans in Ethipoia
UN Refugee Agency Issued Tents Built
Donated to the Tegaru Disaster Relief Fund
Activity Centers Built in Sudan
The Effects of the War
Over nine months since the start of the genocidal war in Tigray, the humanitarian situation remains alarmingly dire and is expected to deteriorate further as major challenges to deliver assistance to the people affected continue.
Refugees in Sudan
Need Food and Aid
Of Health Facilities Looted or Destoryed
Where We Work
The Asmlash-Grant Foundation focuses on improving the lives of the people of Tigray. We focus on Tigrayans in Tigray and those displaced in Sudan. Our ultimate goal is to help Tigrayan refugees return home and to restore Tigray to a secure, abundant state.
Overview of Tigray
Tigray is the northernmost region of the second most populous country of Africa, Ethiopia. The total population of Tigray is 7.1 million people. Tigrinya is the official language, however other spoken languages in the region are Shahu, Kunama, and Amharic. Tigray is known as the birthplace of Ethiopian civilization. The region is also geo-politically strategic in the Horn of Africa, particularly for trade. It is rich in minerals, gemstones, and petroleum shales.
Crisis in Tigray
On November 4, 2020, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed Ali, declared a “law and order" operation to disband Tigray’s elected regional government with the help of Eritrea, a sovereign country, in addition to Amhara militias.
Genocide and crimes against humanity are being committed by Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Amhara forces and militias: including weaponized rape against thousands of girls and women, weaponized starvation of millions, destruction of cultural heritage sites, and extrajudicial killings and massacres of Tigrayan civilians. This is resulting in one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history.
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