Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the ICRC protects detainees, restores family links, provides physical rehabilitation and works 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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Latest Update
In numbers

Between January & June 2019

  • 33,000
    detainees visited to assess their living conditions and promote humane treatment
  • 32,000
    people affected by ethnic violence in East Hararge now have access to water and sanitation services
  • 12,000
    free phone calls provided to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia and returnees from Eritrea and Saudi Arabia
  • 48,000
    displaced people received plastic shelters, sleeping mats, blankets, Jerry cans, soap, and cooking utensils
  • 4,600
    people with disabilities gained access to physical rehabilitation services
  • 320
    special police received training on use of force and international humanitarian and human rights standards
  • 70,000
    people received staple seeds and agricultural tools to restore their livelihoods