Ethiopia: refugees take to the stage
24 May 2016

Eritrean refugees perform at a talent show in Mai Aini refugee camp. (Angela Wells/Jesuit Refugee Service)
Music and art offer young people opportunities to express themselves and a respite from trauma.

Mai Aini, 24 May 2016  –  Eritrean refugees perform at the Jesuit Refugee Service youth centre in Mai Aini refugee camp, one of the only safe and open spaces for refugees in the camp to express themselves creatively. JRS offers a range of classes to allow Eritrean youth to prosper in exile, such as dance, painting, drama and music classes. JRS is extending similar services to youth in another northern Ethiopian camp, Adi-Harush, in 2016. 

In April 2016, refugee youth in Mai Aini performed for refugee community elders, children and host community members to celebrate their culture and traditions. Check out the photo album below for a firsthand look.

Refugees take to the stage in Ethiopia

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