HIIM is highly motivated and dedicated to help the Ethiopian Jews, the Feres Murrah as they are known locally. This minority group living within the country of Ethiopia barely exist in primitive conditions, largely without access to clean potable water, proper hygiene and sanitation techniques.
The Beta Israel are often ostracized within the Ethiopian communities, simply because they are Jewish. They are considered outsiders by most, and are forced to live in refugee camps living in primitive conditions.
Many of them have been waiting years to immigrate to Israel, but their hopes and dreams have been ignored and the doors to their homeland have been closed. They are in desperate need of our help. They must know that someone cares; that they are loved and their lives are valued and not forgotten.