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Ethiopia: photographs from the refugee community center
February 21, 2015

Ethiopia: photographs from the refugee community center
A child at the daycare facility in the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center in Addis Ababa, February 19, 2015. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)

(Addis Ababa) February 21, 2015 — The Jesuit Refugee Service refugee community center here — 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, also on the site of the community center, offers financial support and counseling services. These programs provide not just help but hope to refugees struggling to survive today while maintaining their hope for a better future. 

Below, some scenes from last Thursday at the center. Photographs by Christian Fuchs of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

1. Children play at the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center in Addis Ababa, February 19, 2015. 

2. American Jesuit Brian Christopher teaches an English class at the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center in Addis Ababa.

3. Refugee students in the English class at the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center.

4. Sports activities are an integral part of the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center in Addis Ababa. Sport provides respite from the harsh life of a refugee, and offers an opportunity for social interaction often hard to come by for refugees in an urban setting. 

Related: Photographs from Mai Aini refugee camp in Northern Ethiopia

Children play at the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center in Addis Ababa, February 19, 2015.


American Jesuit Brian Christopher teaches an English class at the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 19, 2015. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)

An English class at the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 19, 2015. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)

Sports activities are an integral part of the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 19, 2015. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)


Jesuit Refugee Service in Ethiopia

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