Ethiopia

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 2022 (January to June)

  • 21,400
    detainees provided with assistance.
  • 2,800,000
    million people in urban and rural areas as well as places of detention benefited from improved/ rehabilitated water facilities.
  • 116,000
    phone calls and oral messages facilitated between family members separated by conflict and violence.
  • 5,800
    people provided with physiotherapy and mobility services.
  • 800
    people from local and regional authorities, community and religious leaders, journalists sensitised to IHL and the mandate and activities of the ICRC/ERCS.
  • 390,000
    people provided with seeds or cash for agro activities.
  • 121,000
    people provided with essential households.
  • 40
    ERCS branches provided with different supports, including refilling of First-Aid kits.