Ethiopia

Number of people served in 2020: 13,853

At the beginnings of June 2021, Ethiopia hosted a total of 811,381 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.

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Our work Jesuit Refugee Service East Africa
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)
Our work Jesuit Refugee Service East Africa Reconciliation
A Clan Leader at Dollo Ado refugee camp, participant in the Reconciliation program, with some of JRS staff

Contact

JRS Ethiopia Country Director

Neway Alemayehu

neway.alemayehu@jrs.net

Project locations:

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

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