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Operation Ethiopia

Help us Provide Medical Care and Food Aid in Ethiopia

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Thanks for Helping us Provide Medical Care and Food Aid in Ethiopia

Operation Ethiopia's mission is to provide Medical Eye Care and Food Assistance to indigent populations in Ethiopia. Our work is focused in the village of Gondar, in both the Jewish Community and the surrounding (non-Jewish) villages. It all started with a family trip to Ethiopia in 2014, where we saw abject poverty first-hand, including malnourished children and lack of access to medical care, and decided to do something about it.

Dr. Morris Hartstein, MD, FACS. is the Founder and Director of Operation Ethiopia. He has taken over a dozen trips to Ethiopia to operate on patients and run mobile Eye Care clinics in the villages. He started a physician training program in Israel that brings Ethiopian Ophthalmologists for advanced training for two months rotations. Operation Ethiopia also runs Cataract Campaigns in the Gondar to restore eyesight damaged by dense, untreated cataracts. Together with SSEJ (Struggle to Save Ethiopian Jewry, Inc.) we run a feeding program for malnourished children and nursing mothers in the Gondar Jewish Community.

Donations to Operation Ethiopia are channeled through our US-based partner, SSEJ. SSEJ is a U.S. based 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible in the US. You will receive a US tax receipt for your donation via email. We are working to get tax deductible status in Israel over the next few months.