We are sending this urgent letter to request your participation in and financial contribution for an emergency fundraising event organized by the Macha Tulama Association, which will be held on March 24, 2018. The money raised by the event will be used for saving the lives of Oromo children, women and men in refugee camps. Even if you will not be able to attend the fund-raising event, you can make contribution through one of the methods indicated below, for saving lives of people who are in desperate situation is our most urgent task at this moment. You will receive receipt for your contribution from MTA Treasurer, which is tax deductible.
While the wider world is unaware that in 2017 alone, almost one million Oromo nationals have been deliberately displaced from their homes around the borders of eastern, southeastern and southern Oromia through merciless proxy war conducted by the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) regime’s security forces and the Somali “Liyu (Special) police, trained, financed and heavily-armed by the Ethiopian government. The attack on defenseless civil population resulted in the death of at least ten thousand Oromo people, plunder of huge resources, and raping of women, young and old – all carried out as part of a forced removal of Oromo nationals from their ancestral lands. This outrage was committed after confiscation of all their fixed and portable property. The displaced Oromo people live in refugee camps, where they are punished by hunger and even killed by the TPLF security forces. The recent declaration of the State of Emergency has increased the daily killings of Oromo children, women and men. We believe that no calling is more urgent at this moment, and more noble than providing relief assistance for the displaced Oromo people. We reach children, women and men who have been abandoned in numerous camps in different parts of Oromo regional state. They do not get any support from the TPLF regime that has exposed them to hell on earth. The minority TPLF regime even refused appealing to international community for assistance on behalf of the displaced Oromo people.
What more, the TPLF regimes has embarked on an open massacre of Oromo people since its declaration of “State of Emergency” on February 16, 2018. This was demonstrated on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the town of Moyale, southern Oromia, where 32 Oromo young men and women were massacred by the TPLF regime’s security forces and many more wounded. The continuous killings of Oromo nationals across Oromia since February 16, 2018 is a clear indication that the TPLF regime has declared an open war on the Oromo people. In the face of such great danger that hangs over Oromo people, the Oromo Diaspora have moral obligation to double and triple their efforts for enabling MTA to provide urgently needed assistance for our displaced people and other victims of TPLF regime in Borana, Bale and Harar areas.
With its limited resources, MTA was able to provide desperately needed assistance for the displaced Oromo people in Harar as well as in Bale areas. With your financial support, we will be able to send additional urgently needed assistance for our displaced people in Borana, Bale and Harar areas. Kindly help us to reduce the daily misery of the displace Oromo people. Please send your donation as soon as possible through one of the methods indicated at the end of this letter.
You can help us in three ways. First, please order tickets, even if you may not be able to attend our fund-raising event. Second please make donation (no matter the amount). You can make donation either by sending a check or money order to the address indicated below, or make donation through MTA GoFundMe, which is shown below. Third, please sponsor one of special tables (in the name of one of our great heroes, such as Bekele Gerba, Dr. Merera Gudina, General Taddesse Birru, General Waaqoo Guutuu, Nadhi Gammadaa, Jarra Abba Gadaa, Mulis Abbaa Gadaa, Elemo Qilxxttuu, Barro Tumsa, Gudina Tumsa ). You can sponsor a special table by sending a check or by making donation through GoFundMe. Your generosity will enable MTA to send additional assistance for our suffering people in Borana, Bale and Harar areas. Please help us to reduce the daily misery of our people whose lives have been deliberately disrupted by the TPLF regime.
Finally, please make your check or money order payable to Macha Tulama Association and mail it to:
| Macha Tulama Association
8303 Osage Terrace
Adelphi, MD 20783
|For direct money transfer:
Routing number: 052001633
Account number: 446040555632
Swift code: BOFAUS3N
Donation can be made through the following GoFundMe website.
Donations can also be sent through PayPal on MTA website by going to www.machatulama.net