In Eritrea, the ICRC responds to problems linked to the 1998 war between Eritrea and Ethiopia. We help people in rural areas and those affected by the armed conflict and ensure compliance with international humanitarian law.

In numbers

In 2015, the ICRC:

  • 1,500
    Red Cross Messages messages distributed and answers collected throughout the year to re-establish and maintain contact and exchange family news.
  • 3,438
    Ethiopian nationals living in Eritrea who have faced economic constraints to 
renew their Eritrean residence permit benefited from financial support.
  • 3,110,000
    animals treated, including shoats, cattle, donkeys and camels, in Gash Barka, Northern Red Sea, Debub and Anseba throughout the year.
  • 448,990
    people whose livelihoods largely depend on the health and productiveness of their animals benefited from this treatment programme.
  • 49,000
    people and their dependents benefited from access to clean water in their villages.
  • 18
    Eritrean national authorities represented from ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Defense, Information and Health in Asmara attended an IHL seminar.

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