For more than a year a bitter civil war has been raging in northern Ethiopia. The conflict between the regional government of Tigray and the Ethiopian central government has forced more than 1.2 million people to flee, and several million people are now dependent on humanitarian aid. The Waldorf School in the town of Hawzien is situated amid the turmoil of war. Even before the outbreak of the war, donations were needed to provide food for the families of the school and the countryside was already badly scarred by plagues of locusts and the effects of the Corona crisis. Shortly after the war began, the school was used as accommodation by soldiers. At about this time, contact with the region was lost, there were few internet or telephone connections, roads were besieged, aid deliveries were blocked. It was only in December that we managed to get in touch with a couple who work at the school. They reported that the school was finally back in operation from the start of the new school year in mid-September. The children are allowed to go to school again - a ray of hope in everyday life that has been dominated by war for so long. Another piece of good news is that the school building remained mostly undamaged - only two rooms were burnt out with damage to the roof. In addition, almost all the chairs have gone missing. Despite all the difficulties, it has been possible to send a little money to the school and so, the families in the immediate vicinity of the school could at least be helped in some way.