An Ethiopian Doctor Records the Destruction of His Homeland

In the beginning, Tewodros himself was enthusiastic supporter of Abiy Ahmed, who became prime minister in April 2018. “My hands were sore from clapping when I heard his inaugural address,” Tewodros recalls.

Source: Der Spiegel

An Ethiopian Doctor Records the Destruction of His Homeland

Dr. Tewodros Tefera treats men, women and children who, like him, escaped the increasingly brutal violence in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. He records their stories in his little black notebook – and sometimes wishes he were dead.
By Fritz Schaap and Andy Spyra (Photos)
  • Refugees in Hamdayet: Driven from their homes
Refugees in Hamdayet: Driven from their homesFoto: Andy Spyra / DER SPIEGEL

DER SPIEGEL 10/2021

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Refugees near the Ethiopian border
Refugees near the Ethiopian borderFoto: Andy Spyra / DER SPIEGEL
Patients in the camp
Patients in the campFoto: Andy Spyra / DER SPIEGEL
Tewodros Tefera: "I never thought that I would fall so far."
Tewodros Tefera: “I never thought that I would fall so far.”Foto: Andy Spyra / DER SPIEGEL

One comment

  1. In my eyes, this is the worst genocide committed by a government on its own people to eliminate them and their cultural heritage from earth. Abiy is Hitler nr 2 without any doubt. The world must act firm and now. Get rid of these evils for the sake of humanity. Abiy has turned the Amharas and some of the Oromos to be Nazists, nothing more nothing less. In the same way as the Nazists, denial is in the heart of every Amhara today.

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