Dirb was born in Wellega and lived there until 2022 when rebels killed her parents and burned her home in an ethnically motivated attack on their village. She now lives with her aunt, 2 sisters and brother in a refugee camp in Debre Birhan located more than 500 km from where she grew up. Before the attack she was in grade 8 but had to drop out of school when she fled her village. She has been full of grief at the loss of her parents. She says that if she gets a sponsor, she would like to continue her education and become a merchant to support her sisters.
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