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Last month, staff at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia held their annual Tree Planting Ceremony at Hamlin’s Desta Mender Rehabilitation Centre on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Tree planting day has been part of Hamlin’s community work for decades. While the event was different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the team were still able to plant hundreds of trees.⁠ 

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s CEO Tesfaye Mamo said at the event, “It has been four months since we lost our founder, Dr Catherine Hamlin, and most of us are still in grief. Our tree planting today will be in memory of Emaye”⁠ (Emaye means Mother in Amharic).

Launched in 2019, the Ethiopian government has committed to planting 5 billion trees a year across the country in a campaign called the Green Legacy Initiative. Hamlin’s tree-planting day is part of our environmental commitment and this Ethiopian campaign to create a greener world.⁠ 

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