30 September 2021
In the wake of the recent upsurge in the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, our partner, Mekelle University, have again unfortunately had to halt university operations and activities, and it is not clear when these might be able to resume. Contact with the region is once again very limited, with Internet and telephone communications continuously disrupted, and the university website is currently not accessible. Fortunately, we were recently able to make contact with Prof. Mulualem Gebreslassie, who assured us that he, his colleagues and their families were keeping safe and well.
We continue to keep them, their students and the overall Mekelle University community in our thoughts, and to hope for a swift and peaceful end to the instability.