Ethiopia

Number of people served: 18,971

At the end of September 2017, Ethiopia hosted a total of 883,546 refugees, making it the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. More than 99 percent of refugees in Ethiopia originate from four neighbouring countries: South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan.

Our Work in Ethiopia

JRS Ethiopia has well-established projects welcoming refugees in both urban and camp settings. JRS Ethiopia’s services include education, language classes, recreational initiatives, income-generating activities, emergency aid, and psychosocial services.

One of JRS’ projects in Ethiopia is the Refugee Community Centres (RCC) – unique facilities across Ethiopia that serve as havens for refugees and asylum seekers. At the RCCs, refugees receive educational and psychosocial support, gain new vocational skills, socialise, and build relationships with members of the refugee and host communities.

See our work

Children from the Adi-Harush Camp presenting to the community what they have learned for the week (weekly presentations include: dance, poetry, music, reflection, etc)
Children from the Adi-Harush Camp presenting to the community what they have learned for the week (weekly presentations include: dance, poetry, music, reflection, etc). (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Music classes at the JRS centre in Mai Aini refugee camp.
Music classes at the JRS centre in Mai Aini refugee camp. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Students writing postcards back to class in London who sent cards to Any Refugee project.
Students writing postcards back to class in London who sent cards to Any Refugee project. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Somali refugees learn plumbing skills as part of the JRS livelihoods project in Melkadida refugee camp. Some graduates have gone on to work for NGOs or businesses in the community.
Somali refugees learn plumbing skills as part of the JRS livelihoods project in Melkadida refugee camp. Some graduates have gone on to work for NGOs or businesses in the community. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Ethiopia Country Director

Mulugeta Haybano

mulugeta.haybano@jrs.net

Project locations:

Addis Ababa, Tigray Region: (Mai-Aini and Adi Harush), Somali Region: (Melkadida and Kobe)

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