About Us

Meeting Needs Together 19 years.
We make the best for all our children.

The humanitarian work of IHS began in Iraq with the establishment of a book bag factory and the distribution of book bags to school children. The IHS project in Iraq had the following objectives:

  • Help meet the educational needs of children and
  • Provide job opportunities for the people seeking jobs.

From this small beginning, IHS has expanded to embark on similar projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia ,Eritrea, Morocco, Pakistan, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey and Yemen. The expansion continues wherever the need is identified and provisions can be mobilized.

Later a container of medical equipment was sent and medical teams began working with Iraqi health care professionals to meet the needs of the people. Medicines, clinical supplies and provision of technology have greatly improved the health care being provided for the people of Iraq.

IHS partners with communities, government agencies, individuals and other non-governmental organizations that desire to make a genuine difference in the lives of people. This is especially true in areas where basic human needs are not met.

IHS Ethiopia currently operates in Afar ( Asaiyta, Serdo, and Semera), Amhara ( Gondar, Dabat, Debark, Mekaneselam, Dessie, Debreberhan, and Wagimira) and Tigray (Mekele, Shire, and Mai-Tsebri) regions. It offers emergency support to refugees, members of the host communities, and those who have been internally displaced and assist them in rebuilding their lives.

Doing the right thing,at the right time.


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Our Mission

From the very beginning, the goal of Innovative Humanitarian Solutions, Inc. has been to discover and meet humanitarian needs in ways that build an individual’s and a country’s personal dignity and worth. Innovative Humanitarian Solutions works through partnerships with individuals, organizations, and government agencies who desire to make a genuine difference in the lives of people.

Innovative Humanitarian Solutions

IHS, Ethiopia is legally registered by the Ethiopian Charities Agency as a foreign charity international NGO with a registration no. 3075 as of July 2013. IHS has not only been involved in Ethiopia to support Eritrean refugees. It has also committed itself to working in different parts of the world wherever there is a need for humanitarian assistance.

The IHS office in Addis Ababa has been registered in July 2013 as an international NGO and started its operation by supporting unaccompanied minors at May-Ayini and Adi-Harush refugee camps and the Endabaguna transit center. It has been providing relief assistance and constructing basic facilities like dormitories, feeding halls, and playgrounds etc. at the transit center for the newly arriving unaccompanied minors. Very recently, IHS has started supporting 200 orphan and highly vulnerable children in terms of educational and psycho-social support in marginalized woredas of Bahir Dar and Harar towns. IHS is also trying to support guardians of these children in income generating activities through training and providing matching fund.

Innovative Humanitarian Solutions (IHS) was founded on July 1, 2003. IHS is an international non-governmental organization registered in the United States as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity. The vision of IHS is to discover and meet humanitarian and development needs in ways that help build an individual€™s personal dignity and self-worth.

Since 2015, IHS has been working in child and youth protection, monitoring, provision of NFI, Livelihoods, Emergency Education and Water and Sanitation programs (WASH) in both IDP and refugee programs.

Since 2021, due to the crisis caused by the Northern Ethiopia conflict, IHS has been supporting internally displaced persons and those affected by the war. It was able to reach a total of 33,530 households of internally displaced persons.