Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Ethiopia Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Ethiopia. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

Jesuit Refugee Service Ethiopia

Region 14, Arada, Kebele 03, House No. 1097, P.O.Box 12747, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 12 37 230
Email: easternafricaatjrs [dot] net

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS provides education, psychosocial support, pastoral care, peace-education, livelihoods services and emergency relief and is involved in human rights protection and advocacy activities on different levels.

In Addis Ababa, the JRS Refugee Community Centre provides childcare, recreational and cultural activities as well as psycho-social support and offers opportunities to undertake vocational training. JRS also offers language and computer training, a library and internet services at the centre.  The JRS Emergency Needs Programme provides non-recurrent financial, medical and non-food items, pastoral care and accompaniment for asylum seekers and vulnerable refugees. In Mai-Aini refugee camp, JRS assists Eritrean refugees by offering counseling, including training of peer counsellors and recreation activities such as a library, sports, music and dance.

Africa Humanitarian Action

Africa Avenue, P.O.Box 110 Code 1250, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: + 251 11 55 13 851
Fax: + 251 11 55 11 224
Email: ahaatethionet [dot] et

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, African Humanitarian Action (AHA) carries out humanitarian aid and development activities in 12 African countries, including Angola, Burundi, Chad, Congo (DR), Ethiopia, Guinea (Rep.), Liberia, Namibia, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia. AHA provides emergency relief services, fights diseases of poverty, notably HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and works to develop local capacity and disaster response mechanisms. AHA provides emergency, health and social services to refugees in partnership with UNHCR and others.


Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC)

ECA/Africa Hall, Menelik Avenue, P.O Box 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel.: (+251) 11 551 57 93
Email: iac-htpsatuneca [dot] org

The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC) is an African regional umbrella body that has been working on policy programmes and actions to stop FGM/C in the African Region during the last 28 years.  IAC's mission is to have an African Region free of FGM/C and gender related harmful practices. Its two main objectives are to prevent and eliminate traditional practices, which are harmful to or impede the health, human development and women's and girls' rights; to advocate for care for those who suffer the health consequences of harmful practices; and to promote and support those traditional practices that improve and contribute to the health, human development and rights of women and children.