The ICRC has been permanently present in Ethiopia for more than 40 years, since the 1977 Ethio-Somali armed conflict. In 1981 we signed a headquarters agreement with the government of Ethiopia. 

The ICRC talks to a victim of an accident by weapon contamination in the Tigray region.

Stories from our staff

Seeing the impact of our work on those we serve is a source of great pride and satisfaction, even when I have to work in difficult conditions to assist them.

Tagash Zemedagegnehu Economic Security Field Officer
Ethiopia help distribution

The impact of our work - In 2022


detainees provided with assistance.


people in urban and rural areas as well as places of detention benefited from improved/ rehabilitated water facilities.


phone calls and oral messages facilitated between family members separated by conflict and violence.


people provided with physiotherapy and mobility services.


people provided with seeds or cash for agro activities.


people provided with essential households.


ERCS branches provided with different supports, including refilling of First-Aid kits.

Our services in Ethiopia

  • for people affected by conflict and violence in the country.

  • among the armed forces, authorities, community and religious leaders, women and youth

  • in conflict-affected areas and places of detention

  • to help people separated by conflict

  • for survivors of sexual violence and community outreach campaign

  • for health facilities in conflict-affected areas, including materials for the treatment of wounded patients

Contact us


Bole Kifle Ketema, Kebele 12/13 PO Box 5701 Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


+251 11 647 83 00

Opening Hours:

8am - 12 / 1pm - 5pm

Community Contact Centre



Opening Hours:

8am – 5pm
Monday - Friday

Our work with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society

We work in close collaboration with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society to address needs arising from emergencies, capacity-building and communication.