Since its operation began, IHS Ethiopia has been working for those affected by conflict and disaster. Among its primary beneficiaries are internally displaced children. These children are exposed to different protection risks such as family separation, abuses, violence and exploitation. They are also exposed to lack of food, shelter, health, psychosocial
IHS reached children of different ages in Tigray and Amhara regions with appropriate indoor and outdoor play areas, learning and recreational activities in child-friendly spaces. Among the available services provided in these spaces were football, volleyball, foosball, and rope skipping. Drawing exercises, literacy sessions, storytelling, puzzle play, life skill sessions,
IHS provided trainings to frontline social workers and partner staff on basic concepts of emergency child protection, alternative care arrangement, psychological First Aid, case management, protection monitoring, reporting tools and rapid protection assessments tools.
IHS also conducted awareness-raising sessions and reached IDPs in Amhara region through community outreach awareness-raising activities. The topics of discussion were; how to prevent themselves from explosives/mines, child rights, and keeping environmental and personal hygiene. Foster care recruitment campaigns were held as well.
There is a global concern over the performance of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers towards beneficiaries. The need for reinforced action to protect beneficiaries of humanitarian assistance from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) arose from reports confirming that humanitarian workers had been responsible for acts of sexual
IHS WASH operation began in 2018 in Endabaguna, Tigray region. Since then, IHS has been involved in the provision and construction of water sanitation and hygiene facilities. Recently, IHS installed water tanks, water points, and pipe lines connected to Dabat City Primary Hospital with the Town water supply system. Refugees