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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 »
Posted by The IRC on March 22nd, 2013
Today is World Water Day. It’s an opportunity to spotlight the fact that many women and girls in crisis zones worldwide must trek miles every day just to reach clean water. In Ethiopia, Abdiya Abdi Mohamud remembers what life was like before an IRC-built water system reached her village. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on February 11th, 2013
Working in rocky and arid terrain on the border with Somalia, IRC teams in Ethiopia constructed two permanent water systems for remote camps that are home to tens of thousands of Somali refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 6th, 2013
A year ago, the IRC and DC Entertainment joined forces to combat the effects of a devastating drought in East Africa through the We Can Be Heroes campaign. Thanks to your support, the campaign has had a wide-ranging impact. more »