Support The HEAL Project (Healing Maryam Dengelat)

June 23, 2022
Memorial service to commemorate the Maryam Dengelat Massacre, Jan 2021 (Image: Hagos Gebremariam)

The recent conflict in Ethiopia has had a profound impact on rural communities in Tigray regional state, where innocent civilians have been subjected to atrocities by invading forces, including gender-based violence, extra-judicial killings and ethnic cleansing. In November of 2020, the area around the Orthodox Church of Maryam Dengelat in Eastern Tigray was the scene of a massacre, which was covered by international media.

The Healing Maryam Dengelat (HEAL) team is seeking donations to bring a team of counselling professionals to support priests, elders, and parishioners of Maryam Dengelat.

To realize the HEAL project, Simon Fraser University has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $15,000. Please help those who have been traumatized by the conflict by making a tax-deductible donation. 100% of your donation will go directly to assist the people of Maryam Dengelat.. 

HEAL Team Members:

Hagos Gebremariam, Lecturer Department of Sociology, Adigrat University, Tigray, Ethiopia

Brenton Diaz, Registered Social Worker and Trauma Therapist, Toronto, Canada

Catherine D'Andrea, Project Coordinator, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada