|The Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Gode.|
|Fr. Don, Medvin and Ethiopian children in Gode.|
|Camels along the road between Gode and Kelafo, and Kelafo and Godere (above and below).|
After being picked up at the airport we drove about 75 km through the desert (I’ve discovered that roads are approximate in Ethiopia) to the much smaller town of Kelafo. There Fr. Hartley and four Missionaries of Charity, in collaboration with the Somali NGO WASDI and the Czech NGO PIN (People in Need), have begun relief efforts for the 15,000 – 20,000 Somali refugees who have settled in the tiny village of Godere, so close to the border that Somalia is visible in the distance.
|Essential relief supplies for the refugees provided by the Missionaries of Charity.|
|The house of the Missionaries of Charity in the Godere refugee camp.|
|When fighting overtook her village, this woman became separated from her family;|
she does not know where they are, or whether they are dead or alive.
|When his last cow died from the drought, this young husband and father|
finally fled Somalia with his wife and three young children.