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Australian nurse Valerie Browning, 71 has vowed to stay in Ethiopia and treat the wounded on the frontline of the civil war

Published in The Daly Telegraph by award winning journalist,
senior correspondent – Charles Miranda, 13th November 2021 

ADDIS ABABA.  A 7I-year-old Australian nurse has vowed to remain “while there is breath in my body” on the frontline of an escalating conflict in Ethiopia to selflessly tend to the wounded. Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency as it veers towards all-out civil war, with the UN on Friday appealing to the impoverished African nation to broker a ceasefire. The bloody conflict in Africa’s second most populous country between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and government troops has killed thousands of people and left millions of others homeless. Thousands of locals and foreigners, including from the UK and US, have been rounded up by authorities and detained without explanation, causing panic in the capital.
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Help needed for AFAR

Valerie Browning better known as the “Desert Angel” has provided an update report on the turmoil facing the AFAR region of Ethiopia.

Valerie wrote;  “now this conflict has moved into the 3rd week. Still, there are so many displaced not reached and fighting continues. Today, there is a new displacement from a government – established farming community of Sanuta in Uwwa.

We are trying to share the extent of this situation with media – BBC world service has now reported twice but otherwise, despite the huge devastation and losses, the world still appears quiet. of course if you need more information, please do contact – APDA now is the organization to reach the rural communities since our members can move freely through the areas and also, with the rain, we are taking every effort to move using camels and the like.”
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Rotarian had already lost their life – due to lack of oxygen

When a Rotarian loses their life with COVID, reality sets in that he was part of our extended Rotary Family.

One of our eClub members Joanne, has a personal connection with a Rotarian in this small region of Nepal and she has raised a plea with our Club Members and our extended Rotary Family to provide some financial assistance. The money will immediately be used to purchase PPE and if possible supply of oxygen for the small hospital in the area. ‘Rotary is on the ground working to help people’.

The eClub has established a fund to help this small region in an isolated rural region of Nepal.

Here is a link for the details to support and a letter from Rotarian Surendra.

Can you help?

Donations can be made directly to the eClubs account;
Bendigo Bank:     Rotary E-Club D9510online, Australia
BSB: 633-000
Account No: 156 707 358
(please mark reference – NEPAL + your Club Name)
President Eric Russell MBE