I got back Ethiopia yesterday, after a mammoth 5-day journey, topped off by a cancelled flight in Melbourne and a 14hr lay over! Nice. I’ve been away for just over a month, my longest ShelterBox deployment yet. This deployment had it all, moments of high drama, times of complete boredom, head-spinning bureaucracy, great colleagues and new friends. I only had 24hrs in the field but it was great to see the first tent go up and the convoy of boxes arriving in Dolo Ado safe and sound. Fellow SRTs Adrian Sumner and Rebecca Ridgeway now have their work cut to get 1600 tents up in conjunction with Save The Children and UNHCR
Below are some images of that first tent and some very happy SRT’s
This emergency isn’t going away any time soon, new refugees arrive every day and need for shelter continues to grow. To put things in perspective our advance party in Dolo, SRTs, Dave Hallett & Emily LoSavio encountered a young mother with a toddler and a newly born infant sheltering under a tree with only thorn branches and lightweight cloth for shade. Below is one of Emily’s images.
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