Ethiopia has a long history of hosting refugees. EOTC-DICAC has been working to improve the life of refugees for the past 60 years.
EOTC-DICAC has been on the frontline in the battle against the HIV and AIDS pandemic since the disease was first identified and integrated prevention started in the country. HIV and AIDS Prevention and control activity across the country.
Since 1988, EOC-DICAC is actively involved in water resource development activities and paying considerable contributions to create access to safe water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
The development department is a major department responsible for poverty reduction among the vulnerable groups of the community, promotes sustainable natural resource management, provides support to communities affected by natural and manmade disasters, and promotes gender equality, among others.
The Gender Unit is a crucial division that plays a pivotal role in driving positive change with astrong emphasis on addressing gender inequalities and empowering marginalized communities.EOTC-DICAC is dedicated to advancing gender equality, promoting inclusivity in all aspects andensuring gender justice. The primary objective is to promote gender equality, inclusivity, andwomen empowerment within our organization and the public.
Peace initiatives are the hallmark of the church. The commission had actively involved; in conflict resolution efforts in conflict-prone areas.
Improving access to quality healthcare services is one of the key ways to improve the health…
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOTC DICAC)…
with representatives from "Bread for the World," an international humanitarian aid organization actively involved in Ethiopia through their partnership with the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewhedo Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission.
Mrs. Aregash Belay and her husband, Mr. Desalegn Negusse, are residents of 07 Kebele Sekota Zuria Woreda. This family has suffered a lot they have lost their 13, Year old son. We met them, during a small ruminant distribution at Hammusit Market.
They have farmland however their productivity wasn’t that much, so Mr. Desalegn travelled to Addis Ababa and began working at low wages to cope with the economic pressures in 2012 E.C. In the absence of her husband, raising eight children was Mrs. Aregash’s responsibility. Mrs. Aregash couldn’t continue the agricultural work that they were doing before, so she rented out the land. She gets half of the production in return.
As soon as the war calmed down Mr. Desalegn returned to his family. At the time banks were not open; this situation challenged them to use the limited amount of money he brought with him.
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In refugee and IDP camps, youth face mental health challenges like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and addiction. These individuals have often experienced traumatic events; lack of education and job opportunities, leading to feelings of depression and hopelessness, which can contribute to mental health issues.
Sports help to build stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities. It is not only an excellent way to stay physically fit; it also provides significant psychological benefits. It helps to improve your mood and moderate stress. It has benefits for conflict-affected communities in promoting physical and mental health, social integration, cohesion, education, and development.
Considering the challenges facing young people and the need to contribute to the protection of conflict-affected people through sport, former football player Semon Negusu volunteers to coach youth living in the China IDP site (one of the EOTC DICAC intervention areas), Deber Berhan Town. He began his work by having a deep conversation with the youth who are vulnerable to addiction and mental health issues and convincing them to engage in sports activities. Then he organized two teams (under 16 and 17 years old). He coaches each team three days a week.