Ethiopia: photographs from the refugee community centre
21 February 2015

A child at the daycare facility in the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Christian Fuchs/Jesuit Refugee Service)

Addis Ababa, 21 February 2015 — The Jesuit Refugee Service refugee community centre in Addis Ababa — the only one of its kind in the city — offers language courses, library facilities, day-care services, computer classes and psychosocial support. The onsite emergency needs programme provides financial support and counselling services for newly arrived refugees. 

The emergency needs programme, also on the site of the community centre, offers financial support and counselling services. These programmes 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 centre. Photographs by Christian Fuchs of Jesuit Refugee Service USA.

1. Children play at the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Centre in Addis Ababa. 

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

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

4. Sports activities are an integral part of the Jesuit Refugee Service Refugee Community Centre 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. 

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)







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