AFRICAN UNION PRAISES ETHIOPIA FOR ITS HANDLING OF REFUGEES

The African Union (AU) has praised Ethiopia’s sound handling of refugees despite the critical challenges it faces as a result of the impact inflicted by the El-Nino weather pheomenon.

The various humanitarian support which Ethiopia is making available to refugees from different African countries is commendable, according to the AU.

The acclaim came during the commemoration of this year’s World Refugee Day at the Tsore Refugee Camp in the regional state of Benishangul -Gumuz on Monday. Dr. Aisha Abdullahi, the Commissioner for Political Affairs of the AU Commission delivered the speech at the event on behalf of the AU Commission Chairperson.

She referred to the current grave humanitarian situation in the world, including the continued loss of lives in the Mediterranean.

She also disclosed a 20,000 US dollar support to the Tsore refugee camp whose refugee population is made up of more than 80 per cent women and children.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Ethiopia, Clementine Nkweta Salami, also commended Ethiopia on its open door policy for refugees.

Source: Nam News Network