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VIDEO: Artists in Motion, art for change
(Mai Aini, Ethiopia) October 23, 2016 — Before becoming refugees, Filmon, Luwam, Naomi and Mebrahtu were dancers, painters, actors and artists. They fled Eritrea with a few possessions and their talents. Today they live in a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia where they give back to their community through art as they await a better future.
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Ethiopia: Dying to live
(Mai Aini, Ethiopia) December 11, 2015 – Faced with a traumatic past and the prospect of a limited future in Ethiopia, many residents of the Mai Aini refugee camp – one of four in northern Ethiopia where 113,000 Eritrean refugees have sought protection  – decide to make a perilous journey north to Europe or Israel.
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Counselors support Somali refugees in Ethiopia
(Dollo Ado, Ethiopia) November 30, 2015 – Along the dusty road connecting the Dollo Ado airstrip in eastern Ethiopia to five refugee camps near the Somali border, nomadic men and women herd their camels in search of fresh water and the Muslim call to prayer is sure to be heard five times daily. 
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Yemen refugees: 'women and girls started to disappear'
(Addis Ababa) November 10, 2015 — Safia was living a lifestyle any 28-year-old professional hopes to attain. After completing dentistry school in Yemen she opened up her own clinic, bought a car, and spent her weekends volunteering with disadvantaged communities, including refugees and migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia. Now she is a refugee in Ethiopia.
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Photos: Eritrean refugees paint grim realities
(Mai Aini, Ethiopia) August 17, 2015 — In Mai Aini refugee camp, Jesuit Refugee Service art classes allow young people to express their visions, fears and memories about their dangerous journeys towards freedom. The paintings are exhibited at events in the camp and used to raise awareness about the perils of onward migration.
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Video: Recreational activities provide hope for young refugees in Ethiopia
(Addis Ababa) March 31, 2015 — Mai Aini refugee camp is located in north central Ethiopia. The camp is home to about 18,500 refugees from neighboring Eritrea. Many of the camps residents are young. While they spend a few hours a day in school, there are still many hours of the day where they are confronted with the never-ending tedium of camp life.
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Ethiopia: helping refugees cope with camp life (video)
(Washington, D.C.) April 29, 2013 — Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia is home to more than 13,500 refugees from neighboring Eritrea. Jesuit Refugee Service provides counseling and recreational services to the camp residents, and provides a library and study space to help the refugees cope.
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Ethiopia: education provides a window to the world
(Dollo Ado) January 22, 2013 —  When the adult literacy program started here in February 2012, the number of Somali refugees coming to the Jesuit Refugee Service centers in the Melkadida Refugee Camp were overwhelming and beyond the capacity of the classroom tents. Some of the students had to sit down or even stand to attend lessons through the open windows.
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New buildings will help education, counseling of Somalia refugees in Ethiopia
(Dollo Ado, Ethiopia) October 15, 2012 — Impressively positioned over a section of Melkadida refugee camp is the new Jesuit Refugee Service multi-purpose hall completed in August. Built to provide refugees in Dollo Ado with a space for indoor sports and games, the hall is easily the largest in the area.
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Ethiopia: Building mental strength
(Addis Ababa) August 20, 2012 — The importance of building mental strength and learning coping mechanisms during forced displacement was emphasized at a recent Jesuit Refugee Service life skills workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
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Ethiopia: refugees flee Somalia seeking security
(Dollo Ado, Ethiopia) June 16, 2012 - The Ethiopian Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs told Jesuit Refugee Service recently that the flow of refugees from Somalia into the Dollo Ado area has increased from about 300 a week to 1,000 a week. The refugees said they are given a stark choice in their homeland: give up a son to militants, or pay with livestock or cash for the militants to leave them alone.
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Ethiopia: activities underway to assist Somali refugees
(Dollo Ado, Ethiopia) December 20, 2011 — Jesuit Refugee Service has established a new education and psychosocial project to assist refugees from Somalia in Melkadida Refugee Camp outside Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. The camp currently hosts more than 40,000 Somali refugees.
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JRS to help Somali refugee children
(Nairobi) August 18, 2011 — Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa Regional Director Fr. Frido Pflueger S.J., just returned from a visit to the Dollo Ado refugee camps in southeast Ethiopia. In an interview he describes his impressions of the situation on the ground and explains how JRS plans to help the refugees fleeing drought and conflict in Somalia.
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Ethiopia: meeting emergency needs of refugees
(Washington, D.C.) August 17, 2011 — The Jesuit Refugee Service Emergency Needs Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, serves the needs of asylum-seekers and refugees from Somalia and elsewhere in Africa who seek to escape famine, war and persecution in their homelands. The program was established in 1997, initially as a parish outreach program, and became the ENP in 2004.
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Accompanying urban refugees in Ethiopia
(Washington, D.C.) July 19, 2011 — JRS operates two programs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The refugee community center — the only one of its kind in the city — offers language courses, library facilities, day-care services, computer classes and psychosocial support. The emergency needs program offers financial support and counseling services.
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