Ethiopia Refugee Medical Care

Senior Nurse Abdul Karim (35), an Ethiopian government nurse looking after Somali refugee patients in the Sheder refugee camp health centre in eastern Ethiopia on the border of Somalia.

The camp is home to over 10,700 refugees and opened in 2008 following fighting in Somalia with Al-Shabab. There is only one doctor for all the refugees in the camp who often have complex medical issues from trauma wounds to physiological

Act for Peace supports Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (DICAC) in providing access to health services to refugees who have to be moved to Addis Ababa in order to deal with health concerns that cannot be adequately treated in the more rural refugee camps. The support provided includes assistance with medical expenses, emergency transport, supplementary dietary requirements and housing.

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