Tigist 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. Before the attack she was in grade 6 but dropped out of school after fleeing her home. 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. Deeply traumatized, she has been grieving the loss of her parents and the life they had before the attack. When asked what she hopes for the future, she said– “I do not know how to live my future life.”
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