Ethiopia: Helping the drought-affected, displaced and the vulnerable in detention

13 February 2017
Ethiopia: Helping the drought-affected, displaced and the vulnerable in detention
The ICRC and ERCS jointly distributed seeds and farming tools to drought-affected communities in Hawigudina locality of West Hararge Zone, Oromia Region. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Daniel Gagnon

In 2016, the ICRC continued to help the people of Ethiopia respond to the effects of drought in conflict prone areas.

We provided shelter, seeds and tools to people displaced by localized violence. Our teams also visited people in detention to monitor their living conditions and promote compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL).

Highlights of our work in Ethiopia in 2016

Exchanged 5,300 Red Cross Messages with assistance from the Ethiopian Red Cross Society
Visited 57,400 detainees in federal and regional prisons to assess their living conditions
83,000 people affected by drought received seeds and agricultural tools to help them restart their farms
Improved access to water for 78,200 people affected by drought
360 police officers received training on the use of force
Provided IHL training to more than 170 students and lecturers

 

For more information, read the full update on our work in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia Facts and Figures - 2016

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