Mr. Teklewoini Assefa, the Executive Director of Relief Society of Tigray (REST), told journalists more about the role of Diasporas during the arm struggle. In his session of press conference with media people organized by the Bureau of Public Relations concerning the contribution of Tigrayan Diasporas for the establishment of REST, Mr. Teklewoini Assefa appreciated the then all round Diaspora provisions which were shared for REST and was very critical for its existence as humanitarian wing.
According to him, their contributions were provided in different forms. Some of them were involved in project preparation in order to have strategic projects for future resource. Still some of them were engaged in fund raising activities in order to have strong financial ground. Having strong national feeling almost all contributed their lion share to the Relief Society of Tigray by mobilization, knowledge transfer, money contribution, committed struggle support and even some of them paid their lime being part of the humanitarian institution, REST.