In Ethiopia, the ICRC supports conflict and violence-affected people with food and essential items, helps to establish livelihoods and incomes, builds and maintains water-supply systems, provides health structure with medical supplies, visits detainees, reunites separated families due to conflict, provides physical rehabilitation and promotes IHL. For many of these activities, we work closely with the Ethiopian Red Cross.

Our delegation to the African Union highlights humanitarian issues, promotes IHL throughout Africa and raises awareness of the ICRC's work on the continent.
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In numbers

In 2021

  • 31,069
    detainees visited to assess their living conditions and promote humane treatment.
  • 1,740,000
    people benefited from water and habitat projects.
  • 46,372
    returnees called their families upon their arrival in Ethiopia through the provision of free phone call service.
  • 9,900
    people with disabilities gained access to physical rehabilitation services.
  • 253
    military officers of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) received IHL training.
  • 16,139
    farming households received seeds.