Aftermath Of War In Amhara Region's Historical Wollo Province

MERSA, ETHIOPIA - JANUARY 12: A view of the data processing room at the Mersa Health Center in North Wollo on January 12, 2022 in Mersa, Ethiopia. Mersa is one of dozens of towns and cities that line the A2 road that stretches from Addis Ababa to Mekelle. In July of 2021 the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) invaded the Amhara and Afar regions after the Ethiopian Government called for a unilateral cease-fire after 8 months of war. As the TPLF invaded the regions, they committed numerous atrocities along with large scale looting and destruction of resources in particular in the Amhara region. According to Dr. Tesfaye Fanto, the Mersa Health Center serves approximately 72,059 people from the city of Mersa and 12 surrounding kebele's a year. During the TPLF occupation of Mersa, the health center experienced the loss of all its computers, lab equipment, refrigerators, stabilizers, centrifuges, Water tanks and generators with total damage and losses said to be over 29 million Ethiopian birr ($585,247 USD). The city as a whole is still without running water or electricity because of sabotage and damage done to the infrastructure by the TPLF. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
MERSA, ETHIOPIA - JANUARY 12: A view of the data processing room at the Mersa Health Center in North Wollo on January 12, 2022 in Mersa, Ethiopia. Mersa is one of dozens of towns and cities that line the A2 road that stretches from Addis Ababa to Mekelle. In July of 2021 the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) invaded the Amhara and Afar regions after the Ethiopian Government called for a unilateral cease-fire after 8 months of war. As the TPLF invaded the regions, they committed numerous atrocities along with large scale looting and destruction of resources in particular in the Amhara region. According to Dr. Tesfaye Fanto, the Mersa Health Center serves approximately 72,059 people from the city of Mersa and 12 surrounding kebele's a year. During the TPLF occupation of Mersa, the health center experienced the loss of all its computers, lab equipment, refrigerators, stabilizers, centrifuges, Water tanks and generators with total damage and losses said to be over 29 million Ethiopian birr ($585,247 USD). The city as a whole is still without running water or electricity because of sabotage and damage done to the infrastructure by the TPLF. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
Aftermath Of War In Amhara Region's Historical Wollo Province
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