ICRC President Visits Ethiopia

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, arrived Sunday January 12th in Addis Ababa to pay a three-day official visit to Ethiopia.

During his stay in Ethiopia, Maurer is expected to meet and hold discussions with President Sahlework Zewdie, who is also the Patron of Ethiopian Red Cross Society, and senior officials of the African Union (AU).

In his meeting with President Sahlework, Maurer will explore ways to enhance humanitarian activities in Ethiopia and deepen partnerships with the country.

He will also visit Somali Regional State to oversee ICRC’s operations in the region.

The International Committee of the Red Cross works with the Ethiopia Red Cross Society to dispense emergency relief items to the displaced, provide potable water, and reconnect separated family members.

The ICRC also works in places of detention to improve living conditions and promote humane treatment of detainees on the top of providing physical rehabilitation services for people living with disabilities.

The ICRC has also a separate delegation in Addis Ababa dedicated entirely to the African Union.