The IRC in Ethiopia
The International Rescue Committee delivers essential aid to over 100,000 refugees who have fled to Ethiopia from neighboring countries like Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea and more than 500,000 Ethiopians affected by drought. The IRC responds to emergency needs with clean water, sanitation and health care and also encourages long-term development.
How We Help
- The IRC constructs classrooms, trains teachers and makes sure that everyone has access to safe, high-quality education.
- The IRC promotes good health by building and maintaining clean water sources and sanitation facilities, and by training community health workers and raising awareness of health challenges and solutions.
- The IRC assists farmers and promotes new livelihood opportunities for youth.
- The IRC encourages local communities to participate in their recovery and development projects.
The drought in East Africa is the worst in 60 years, with more than 13 million people in urgent need of food and assistance. The IRC is mobilizing a multi-faceted aid effort across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia..