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 2016

  • 57,000
    detainees visited to assess their living conditions and promote humane treatment
  • 78,000
    people have improved access to water in response to drought
  • 240
    missing persons separated by conflict were located in a bid to restore family links
  • 83,000
    people received staple seeds and agricultural tools
  • 57,400
    detainees were visited to assess their living conditions
  • 900
    Ethiopians from Eritrea repatriated and assisted with food and essential household items
  • 6,100
    persons with disabilities accessed services at ICRC-supported physical rehabilitation centres