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Posted by Sophia Jones on November 12th, 2014
The only way the IRC can reach refugees in eastern Ethiopia during the rainy season is by boat or helicopter. “As of mid-August, the main road is cut off because of the heavy rain and river overflow,“ explains the IRC's Gulima Mesfin. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 5th, 2014
South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul has teamed up with the IRC to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. more »
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 21st, 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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