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US official Visited Gambella, Semera, and Addis Ababa

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Deputy Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Campbell in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the U.S. Department of State visited Ethiopia this week to visit refugee camps and to gain a deeper understanding of the refugee experience in the country. She visted Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp in Gambella. She was then joined by Fiona Evans, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa on a visit to Semera, Afar Region August 3, 2022. She finished her time in Ethiopia visiting sites in Addis Ababa.
In Gambella Region, DAS Campbell met with Regional Vice President Thankuey Jock. He shared the challenges and opportunities facing the refugees and host communities in his region. She then joined the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Refugees and Returnee Service (RRS) team to visit Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp. At the camp, she met with refugee leaders residing there to better understand their concerns. She also visited the health center, International Medical Corps (IMC) women and girls’ friendly space, and the Plan International child friendly space at the camp. Finally, the delegation toured agricultural sites sustained by refugees and the ZOA Diary Cow Distribution Project.

 

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