By Ahmed Mohammed
The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) visited the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) and signed a one year cooperation agreement with ERCS last week.
A three year program was launched in 2013 to enhance cooperation between RCSC and ERCS that include grants and capacity building. Accordingly, a wide range of bilateral community development projects have delivered high quality services to the most vulnerable groups in Gamo Gofa zone of SNNPR.
As cholera epidemic persists in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), in collaboration with UNICEF, launched an awareness creation campaign. The Campaign is bringing a real impact on the lives of residents of Addis Ababa such as Behriya Ahmed’s family. Her sister is one of the victims of the epidemic. Like many other people, Behriya and her sister used to give less attention to hygiene and sanitation.
W/ro Gede Gayo, 40, is a resident in Dembi Sebent Kebele in Moyale District of Borena Zone in Oromia Regional State. She is married and has seven children, five females and two males.
W/ro Gede indicated that people in her kebele have abandoned open defecation following the hygiene and sanitation activities carried out under the Early Recovery after Drought Project implemented in 2013 by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) with the financial support from Swiss Red Cross.