Our Ethiopia Refugee Response

Due to the recent drought and famine, tens of thousands from neighboring Somalia have settled in refugee camps in Ethiopia and need basic services and health care. Since 2003, International Medical Corps has operated a multi-faceted program in the country, developing local capacities and delivering vital health services to refugee populations. Today, we work at the Dolo Ado camps in the Somali Region providing nutrition screenings and feeding programs as well as sanitation and hygiene services and education to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

Because displacement and camp conditions can expose women and girls to increased incidents of sexual violence, International Medical Corps is also working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) by training community members and establishing a referral and case management system. At the Dolo Ado camps, we train refugee representatives including clan elders, religious leaders, and women's associations, to mobilize their communities against GBV.

Our Refugee Response Page