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.

Celebrating Resilience and Unity: Asmlash-Grant Foundation’s 3rd Anniversary in Um Rakuba Refugee Camp - Sudan

This week, we are proud to commemorate three years of steadfast commitment and humanitarian service within the Um Rakuba Refugee Camp in Sudan. Founded by Suzani and her husband, Mr. Grant, the Asmlash-Grant Foundation has stood as a beacon of hope and resilience for the refugees impacted by Sudan's conflicts.

Urgent Call for Protection of Refugees Amid Escalating Conflict in Gedarif State, Sudan

The Asmlash-Grant Foundation (AGF) is urgently calling for international action as the conflict in Sudan nears refugee camps in the Gedarif State, home to over 70,000 Tigrayan refugees. With violence approaching within 100 kilometers, these refugees face a perilous situation.

As we close another year of impactful work, we at the Asmlash-Grant Foundation wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to you.

Your unwavering support has been the cornerstone of our journey since our inception in 2014, particularly through the challenging times of the last three years.

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:

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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.







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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.

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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.

Refugee Stories

Almaze: A Mother’s Story

Almaze: A Mother’s Story

She heard the screams. “Run, run! They are coming! They are coming!” She ran into the fields. Her two sons…

Suzani Asmlash Grant

Suzani Asmlash Grant

The children swarmed around the bus, carrying Suzani Asmlash Grant and a handful of fellow passengers. The crowd cheered the…

Abraham Kenfa

Abraham Kenfa

Now a single father because his wife died of childbirth while fleeing. “It should have been me,” he said. “I…

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