Addis Ababa, January 25, 2021 (FBC) –Officials from the Agency for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR have visited the Mai-Ani and Adi-Harush refugee camps.
The visit was conducted last Saturday by ARRA’s Director General Tesfahun Gobezay, and a team of UNHCR officials led by Ann Allen Encontre, Country Representative in Ethiopia.
The visit aimed to look into and support the resumed basic and social services for Eritrean refugees that were partly suspended following the law enforcement operation in the northern part of the country.
The ongoing January food distribution process and different service provision centers in the camps were part and parcel of the visit, according to ARRA.
Fruitful discussions were also conducted with Adi-harush refugee camp Refugee Central Committee (RCC) on security related matters and service provisions to persons of concerns.
Refugee representatives were allowed to raise their concerns about the whole situation of the camp and the way forward to improve quality of services.
The Director General and UNHCR country representative pledged to exhaustively work to ensure peace and security in and around the camps, and to bring UNHCR and all implementing partners on board and operate at their full capacity.