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AAH Ethiopia now registered


We are very pleased to share that AAH Ethiopia has now been registered and licensed by the Charities and Societies Agency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The license will be renewed every three years.  


As a follow-up to the registration, a high-level delegation consisting of the Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) Patron Abou Moussa, International Board Chairman Dr. John Tabayi and the Executive Director Dr. Caroline Kisia visited Ethiopia from 5th to 10th November 2017. They were hosted by AAH Ethiopia Country Director Ato Ayalew Aweke.


AAH Ethiopia registration

L to R: Dr. John Tabayi, Dr. Caroline Kisia and Ato Ayalew Aweke after receiving the registration certificate


The objectives of the visit were to:

  1. Familiarize the team to meet the nascent AAH Ethiopia team and visit the office in order to deliberate on how best to support the startup process, and on possible areas of focus of AAH-I operations in Ethiopia.
  2. Meet with selected Government officials to thank them for AAH-I Ethiopia registration and garner their further support.
  3. Meet with potential donor and partner organizations to introduce AAH-I and explore potential opportunities for collaboration.
  4. Raise the profile of AAH-I in Ethiopia and Africa-wide and enhance our visibility.
  5. Have an opportunity for bonding among the team members.


The team met with and engaged multiple stakeholders from the Administration for Refugee & Returnee Affairs (ARRA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM), World Food Programme (WFP), Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Embassy of the Netherlands, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union.


AAH-I intendeds to start work in Gambella, where 370,000 refugees (most of them South Sudanese) are currently hosted with new arrivals continuing to be received. This was an emergency situation, and there was cooperation that would facilitate working there. AAH-I had chosen 5 areas of focus - nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, shelter and infrastructure. 

Inspiring story ahead of the World Refugee day.