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Posted by The IRC on October 17th, 2014
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we share a story about Mekonnen Tareka, a Eritrean refugee aspiring to become a business owner. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 16th, 2014
On a recent sunny day at the Shimelba refugee camp, home to some 6,000 displaced Eritreans in northwest Ethiopia, more than 250 children gathered to watch their peers act out plays, recite poems and sing songs. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3rd, 2014
The IRC is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Selahdin Mohamed, 33, who was killed in a road accident in southeastern Ethiopia on September 25. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on March 22nd, 2014
Ever since water came within reach of several thousand people in Waji, a village in eastern Ethiopia, their lives have changed for the better. The women, in particular, are excited about the difference it is making. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 4th, 2014
As the crisis in South Sudan escalates, the IRC continues to ramp up our emergency response throughout eastern Africa. Read updates from inside South Sudan and from refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 26th, 2014
The Somali region of Ethiopia, tucked under Somaliland and adjoining Somalia, is the size of France and Germany combined, yet has a population of just 5 million. The local people depend on subsistence agriculture, mainly livestock. I spent the day here because there are eight refugee camps made up of Somali refugees. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 25th, 2014
New blog post from IRC president David Miliband, in Ethiopia: "I am here to get a ground-level view of what the policy papers and the headlines can only hint at: the human reality of conflict, demographic change, religious fear and climate change." more »
Posted by The IRC on December 18th, 2013
As we mark International Migrants Day, the IRC continues to provide assistance to tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrants deported from Saudi Arabia, including unaccompanied children. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 5th, 2013
The IRC is providing emergency supplies, water, sanitation, health care and other assistance to thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers and their families who have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the past month. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26th, 2013
When 23-year-old Sabina menstruated for the first time, she was in school sitting for exams. Then only 13, she thought she was dying. Her mother had never prepared her for this mysterious thing happening to her—it is taboo even to mention it in the remote area of Ethiopia where Sabina lives. more »