U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa on its official social media account issues a statement which expresses its deepest condolences to the Ireecha victims while employees of the embassy held blood donation.
We express our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victims at the Irreecha celebration in Bishoftu. We hope that those with injuries will receive the care they need the statement reads.
Mean while, The embassy added everyone at the Embassy has been touched and saddened by the recent loss of life in Ethiopia. Several of our American and Ethiopian employees organized a blood drive to show solidarity with the people of Ethiopia. While we have periodically done blood drives in the past, today's had the largest number of volunteers ever.
In this small way, we hope give something of ourselves to those who are hurting and in need.