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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In numbers

In 2020

  • 72,200
    Detainees visited to assess their living conditions and promote humane treatment
  • 61,000
    Constructed water and habitat projects benefiting 80,475 people
  • 90,062
    Free phone calls provided to refugees in Ethiopia and Ethiopian returnees
  • 42,000
    displaced people received plastic shelters, sleeping mats, blankets, Jerry cans, soap, and cooking utensils
  • 6,438
    people with disabilities gained access to physical rehabilitation services
  • 232
    members of police force received training on use of force and international humanitarian and human rights standards
  • 12,350
    people received staple seeds and agricultural tools to restore their livelihoods