Having shared an interest with you for many years I hope you don’t mind me addressing you as such. I certainly think of you as friends. You have unstintingly supported my original endeavour to help the poorest of the poor in Ethiopia making Ethiopiaid the success it has been for thirty years.
My thoughts go out to you all at this challenging time. Many of you, like me, are having to self-isolate due to our age, unable to see loved ones and relying on the kindness of others to deliver food and supplies. I hope you are managing as best as you can and are keeping safe.
My heart also goes out to Ethiopians under siege. Their comparatively poor economy and weak healthcare system makes them even more vulnerable to the threat of COVID-19. I want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to provide our partners with the funding they require. I am so grateful to our small staff team who are working tirelessly from home to ensure we are able to provide food, medicines and soap to those most in need.
This is a time of unprecedented uncertainty across the globe. It is hard to know how it will all pan out. But in the meantime please take good care of yourselves, keep your spirits up and remain well.
Sir Alec Reed CBE