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2021 Emergency Watchlist

The IRC’s crisis response in Ethiopia

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Ethiopia since 2000, providing essential aid to over 100,000 refugees and more than 500,000 Ethiopians affected by natural disasters. In 2013, the IRC in Ethiopia opened the largest water system for any refugee camp in the world.

  • The IRC builds and maintains safe water supply systems and sanitation facilities in Ethiopia. Photo: Tyler Jump/IRC

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  • The IRC builds classrooms, trains teachers and ensures children have access to high-quality education. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/IRC

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  • The IRC supports government partners and community health workers to prevent and treat common childhood illnesses. Photo: Tyler Jump/IRC

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