Addis Ababa October 2/2020 (ENA) Ministry of Labors and Social Affairs has signed over 217 million Birr grant agreements with Danish Refugee Council, the Worldwide Labor Group, and Worldwide Group for Migration to assist 30,000 weak returnees from neighboring and Center Japanese international locations resulting from COVID-19.

Talking on the signing ceremony, Labor and Social Affairs Minister Ergogie Tesfaye mentioned the assist will assist to handle the issues of the returnees.

“The desperate situation of migrants is posing enormous challenges to the Ethiopian Government,” she famous.

In keeping with her, migrants returning dwelling, particularly in such sudden circumstances of COVID-19, usually face monumental challenges like lack of respectable livelihood alternatives and stigmatization.

Throughout the context of the present disaster, the ministry has solicited assist from the Danish Refugee Council, ILO, and IOM to undertake the profitable reintegration of returnees.

The minister said that the 217.three million Birr will assist to handle the prevailing issues of the returnees by offering fast help upon their return dwelling by money switch to making sure long-term social and financial reintegration and empowerment.

IOM-Ethiopia Chief of Mission, Maureen Achieng mentioned the framework signed might additional strengthen in making certain that the return of Ethiopians to their nation is properly managed, sustainable, and contributes to the general improvement objectives of Ethiopia.

The settlement can play an important position in enhancing cooperation in offering help to returnees, together with those that have come again to Ethiopia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, by supporting them with their fast primary wants as they get again to their dwelling after a difficult journey, Achieng added.

The grant settlement was signed between Labor and Social Affairs Minister Ergogie Tesfaye, IOM-Ethiopia Chief of Mission Maureen Achieng, ILO consultant Aida Awel, and Danish Refugee Council Ethiopia Director Esther Lee Stewart.  

Of the said quantity Birr 100.three million was donated  by Danish Refugee Council, 83.7 million Birr by ILO, and Birr 33.three million by IOM.  

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