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Reference : V-P-ET-E-00203
Date : 23/11/2013
Country/Region : ETHIOPIA
Caption : Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport. An employee of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society helps a woman who just arrived from Saudi Arabia, to call her family from a temporary free call service point.
Photographer : GEZAHEGNE, Birhanu
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Ethiopia: Enhanced emergency response in Gambella
Article 31 October 2014
Restoring contact between family members
The ICRC and the Ethiopian Red Cross help family members dispersed by conflict, including Ethiopian and Eritrean civilians separated by the closed border, to exchange news. Refugees in Ethiopia and their families in their home countries receive similar help, as do Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia and their relatives. Special attention is given to the situation of unaccompanied minors.
From January to September, the ICRC:
*received 191 new tracing requests and located 41 persons sought by their families;
*collected more than 2,240 and distributed more than 1,950 Red Cross messages in cooperation with the Ethiopian Red Cross enabling civilians to restore and maintain contact with their families;
*organized 6,100 free phone calls between Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees and their families abroad, and more than 9,150 free calls for Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia or Yemen; more than 600 of the calls were made by unaccompanied minors.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4288x2848
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour