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UAE: Urgent Help for Azeb Abebe

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 25, 2012

My note: I found the following sad story about the fate of an Ethiopian sister in the UAE. I don’t know whether the narrative is authentic and truthful. It’s very hard to believe anything from that part of the world. The sponsor of Azeb is an Indian. We’ll know the truth soon.

May The Lord give her the protection she desperately needs!

At around 6.20 am, I was jolted out of my sleep with a loud explosion. Not like anything I’d heard in real life ever. The sound was deafening like the one you see in a war movie. Like something blew up into bits.

And within seconds, there were screams. I didn’t know if it was one person or many people screaming. I quickly jumped out of bed and looked out the window thinking…..actually thinking nothing! Still dazed I really did not know what to think. Just then people from across the street started shouting and pointing towards our house in the general direction of my kitchen.

That’s when I realized the explosion was in my house and the screams where from someone from my house!

My first thought was my wife and daughter. I ran downstairs towards their room and saw my wife running towards the main door with a blanket in her hand. She was OK and so was Zainab. I ran after her and saw a sight like never before. Standing on the main door was my maid, burning in flames from head to toe. She was on fire. We put a blanket around her and defused the flames. The less I describe about how she looked, the better. My mom and wife were both holding her and made her sit on a chair. Flames were put off by then. But just touching to console her burnt my mom’s fingers.

I called 999.

Next I ran towards the blast scene. My house has two entrances. The main door in the front and there is one more door on the side, through the pantry. The kitchen is located outside the house. To go there, we need to step out through the pantry door and take a few steps. The moment I looked out the pantry door, I was shell-shocked. Smoke everywhere. Glass scattered. Kitchen was on fire. Everything was burning. My brothers were already there. One of them disconnected the gas cylinder and threw it away from the kitchen. Due to the fire, the electricity to the whole house was tripped. We could not get the water motor going. Meaning there was no water in the tap or pipe. Thankfully, there were a few 20 liters drinking water bottles. We quickly opened them and started spraying water everywhere.

Within minutes the fire brigade arrived and took over the scene.

Ambulance came a few minutes later. They started working on my maid. Gave her emergency first aid and quickly took her away.

We waited till the police completed the formalities. Forensics arrived to the scene an hour later to determine the cause of fire. After scrambling through the debris, they finally managed to find the cause. There was a leak in the gas pipe. Probably started sometime the night before. The door, window and exhaust fan was closed overnight. So the kitchen had become a literal gas chamber. As soon as she went in and ‘probably’ turned on the stove, it blew up. The intensity of the blast was so severe that 2-3 cm glass pieces from the window pierced into the concrete walls of my house. Despite our best attempts, those pieces are not coming out.

My brother went to the hospital while me and my other brother went to the police station to give our statements and finish the police report.

At the hospital, the doctor’s diagnosis was even scarier – “81% 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Patient is very critical. We have sedated her and put her on life support”. They are giving medication to keep her blood pressure up and heart pumping. She is in the ICU Burn Ward and doctors have given a very low probability of survival. Several surgeries need to be done, first one today. This is to release blood flow in her arms and abdomen. Pressure buildup has resulted in blockages in different parts of her body. Her entire body is bandaged except her face which is also completely burnt but they’ve not bandaged it.

Her name is Azeb Abebe. She is a 25 yr old Ethiopian lady with a 4 yr old son back in Ethiopia. Her mother is partially disabled with 1 healthy leg and her father is terminally ill. She has been working with my family for the last 9 months. We recruited her through a local manpower agency. Her paperwork is fine and she was working with us legally. We were so impressed with her work that within 3 months of working with us, we gave her a raise. She had adapted to an Indian household very well and was now cooking food better than us. Her room is fully furnished with all amenities. And we have taken very good care of her. She is a very warm hearted, modest and honest person. In 9 months of employment, we never had to question her about missing things. She was well behaved and very nice with our kids. There is a bible in Ethiopian language at her bedside.

And thus it hurts more to see a good woman so close to the doors of death. As her sponsor and employer, we will do whatever it takes to give her all medication attention. Her family has been informed about the mishap. We have also informed the Ethiopian Consulate about the accident.

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Ethiopia Bans Citizens from Jobs in The UAE

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አረብ በመሀረብ አርብ፡ “የመጨረሻ ተስፋየ የአገሬ ፀበል ብቻ ነው”

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 26, 2011

ታች ላይ የሚገኘውን ፊልም በቅርብ የቀረጸው የፌደራል ጀርመን ብሔራዊ የቴሌቭዥን ጣቢያ ነበር። ፊልሙ ላይ ከቀረቡት ዋና ዋና ቁምነገሮች መካከል የሚገኙትን መልእክቶች እናገኛለን፦

  • 600.000  የቤት አገልጋዮች በትንንሾቹ የተባበሩት የአረብ ኢሚራቶች ይኖራሉ።

  • 80%  የሚሆነው የኢሚራቶች ነዋሪ ስደተኛ ሠራተኛ ነው።

  • ኢትዮጵያውያን ሴቶችን ወደ አረብ አገር የሚልኩት የአዲስ አበባ ወኪሎች የሚገኙት በመርካቶ ገባያ አካባቢ ነው። ብዙዎቹ ወኪሎች ፈቃድ የላቸውም። ለምሳሌ፣ ፋይዛ የጉዞ ወኪል

  • አብዛኛዎቹ ወደ አረብ አገር የሚሄዱ ክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያውያን ሴቶች ስማቸውንና ሃይማኖታቸውን እንዲቀይሩ ይደረጋሉ።

  • እንደ ትርንጎያሉት ኢትዮጵያውያን የቤት ሠራተኞች ዱባይ ሲገቡ ገና በአውሮፕላን ማረፊያው ነው ፓስፖርታቸውና ተንቀሳቃሽ ስልካቸው በአስቀጣሪዎቹና በቀጣሪዎቹ የሚነጠቀው።

  • ኢትዮጵያውያን የቤት አገልጋዮች በየቀኑ እስከ 20 ሰዓት፡ ሳምንቱን ሙሉ እንዲሰሩ ይገደዳሉ፡ ምግብም በቀን አንዴ ብቻ ያገኛሉ።

  • የወር ደምወዛቸው ከ120 ዩሮ አይበልጥም፡ እሱም አንዳንዴ ጭራሽ አይከፈላቸውም።

  • ከጨካኝ አሰሪዎቻቸው በደል ያመለጡ 400 የሚሆኑ ሴቶች በዱባይ እስር ቤቶች ውስጥ ይማቅቃሉ። ለመብታቸው የሚከራከርላቸው ማንም የለም። እንዲያውም የእስር ቤት ጠባቂ ፖሊሶች ሴቶቹን በየጊዜው ይደፍሯቸዋል።

  • ዱባይ ውስጥ ተቃውሞን ወይም ብሶትን መግለጽ አይፈቀድም፥ ለመስማትም ሆነ ለመርዳት ዝግጁ የሆነ መንግሥታዊ ወይም መንግሥታዊ ያልሆነ ዓለም ዓቀፍ ድርጅት የለም።

  • የቤት ሠራተኞችን ኢሰብዓዊ የሆነ አኗኗር ለመከታተል ዱባይ የሚገቡ ጋዜጠኞች ክትትል ይደረግባቸዋል፡ ይህ የጀርመን ቴሌቪዥን በድብቅ የቀረጻቸው ፊልሞች በዱባይ ባለስልጣናት እንዲደመሰስ ተደርጓል። (የፖሊስ አገር!)

  • በኢትዮጵያ ሙስሊሞች የሚተዳደረው የኢትዮጵያ ኢምባሲ ትርንጎን ለመሳሰሉት የኢትዮጵያ ተወላጆች ግልጋሎት አይሰጥም፡ እሷን በሚመለከት ከእዚህ የቴሌቪዥን ቡድን ጋርም ለመተባበር ፈቃደኛ አልነበረም፡ እንዲያውም ኢትዮጵያውያንን በመርዳት ፈንታ እነርሱን ለዱባይ ባለሥልጣናት አሳልፎ እንደሚሰጣቸው ሪፖርቱ ያመለክታል።

  • ኢትዮጵያውያኑን ለመርዳት ፈቃደኛ ሆኖ የተገኘው በዱባይ የኢትዮጵያ ኢምባሲ ሳይሆን፡ አጠገቡ የሚገኘው የፊሊጲንስ ኢምባሲ ነው። (ሐዋርያው ፊሊፖስ የኛ አምባሳደር ተንከባካቢ ስለነበር ይሆን?)

  • በፊሊጲንስ አገር የቤት ሠራተኞች ተጨማሪ የቤተሰብ አባል እንደሆኑ ተደርገው ነው የሚቆጠሩት ፡ በዱባይ ግንባሪያየሚል ስም እየተሰጣቸው ይገረፋሉ፡በፈላ ውሃ ይቃጠላሉ።

ትዕቢተኛዋ ባቢሎን ሰማይ ጠቀስ ፎቆችን መስራት ትወዳለች፤ ብልጭልጭ በሆኑ ነገሮች ታሸበርቃልች፤ በጥቁር ወርቅም ሰክራለች፤ ለቅንጦትና ምድራዊ ለሆነ ምቾትም እንቅልፍ አጥታ ትኖራልች፡ ሰውን የመሰለ ክቡር ፍጡርን ግን ትንቃለች፣ ታንቋሽሻለች።

ትርንጎ የት እንደደረሰች ለማወቅ የቴሌቪዥን ቡድኑ አልቻለም። ግን የትም ትድረስ የትም፡ እነዚህ አረማዊ የአረብ ማህበረሰቦች በዚህች ምድር ላይ የተሰጣቸውን የቤት ስራ እየሰሩ አይደሉም፡ ምናልባትም የመጨረሻውን ፈተና በኢትዮጵያውያኑ አማካይነት ለመውደቅ እየበቁ ነው ፤ እንዲያውም የመጥፊያ ጊዚያቸው መቃረቡን በአገሮቻቸው እየተቀጣጠለ ያለው እሳት ፈጋ አድርጐ እያሳየን ነው።

በጣም የሚያሳዝነው፡ በእነ አባ ጂፋር ጊዜ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ኢትዮጵያውያትን በባርነት ሲሸጡ የነበሩት ኢትዮጵያውያን ሙስሊሞች አሁንም በተመሳሳይ መልክ ይህን አጸያፊ ድርጊት በመፈጸሙ ረገድ ክፍተኛ ሚና ለመጫወት መብቃታቸው ነው። እስላም በሆኑ አገሮች ኢትዮጵያን እየወከሉ የሚሄዱት ኢትዮጵያውያን ሙስሊሞች ናቸው። እነዚህ ኢትዮጵያ አገራችንና ኢትዮጵያውያትን ያገለግሉ ዘንድ ዱባይን በመሳሰሉ የአረብ ከተሞች በየቪላው የተቀመጡት ዲፕሎማቶች የሚሰቃዩ ወገኖቻቸውንለመርዳት ፈቃደኞች አይደሉም።

90ዎቹ ዓመታት የአዲስ አበባ ከንቲባ እንዲሆን ተሹሞ የነበረው ኢትዮጵያዊ ሙስሊም ስልጣኑን ያለአግባብ በመጠቀም ባጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ በታሪክ ታይቶ የማይታወቅ የመስጊድ ግንባታ ጂሃዳዊ ዘመቻ በኢትዮጵያ ዋና ከተማ አካሄደ። ከዚህ ድርጊት በኋላ ይህ ግለሰብ ምንም ዓይነት መንግሥታዊ ኃላፊነት ሊወስድ አይገባውም ነበር፡ ነገር ግን በሱዳኗ ካርቱም የኢትዮጵያአምባሳደር ሆኖ ለመሾም በቃ፡ ባለፈው መስከረም ላይም አንድ ታላቅ የኪነጥበብ በዓል እዚያው አዘጋጀ። ይህን መሰሉ ዝግጅት ነፃ በወጣችዋና በአዲሲቷ ሱዳን መቅረብ ሲገባው፡ በክርስቲያኖችና በዳርፉር ጥቁር እስላሞች ላይ ጭፍጨፋውን ስታካሂድ ለነበረችው፡ እንዲሁም የኢትዮጵያን መከፋፈል ለምትመኘዋ ለካርቱም ተሰጠ። ከዚያም ወደዚህ የኪነጥበብ ትዕይንት በዓል ሲያመሩ የነበሩ የትግራይ ኪነጥበብ ቡድን ዓባላት በመኪና አደጋ ሕይወታቸውን አጡ። ለመሆኑ ይህ በካርቱም የተቀመጠው አምባሳደር በጋበዛቸው ዘፋኞች ሕይወት መጥፋት ላይ ምን ዓይነት ሚና ተጫውቶ ይሆን?

ሰው ዓለምን ሁሉ ቢያተርፍ ነፍሱንም ቢያጐድል ምን ይጠቅመዋል?” [ማር. 836]

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