Where We Work

We are ready to serve Refuges and Returnees

EOC-DICAC-RRAD works in different parts of Ethiopia, mainly in Addis Ababa, Tigray region, Amhara region, Somalia region, Gambella region and Benshangul Gumuz region. In most of these regions we have a regional coordination office and in Addis Ababa we have HQ.

You can read more about our work in the country, where we have an office marked by yellow, by clicking on the regions marked by green (active projects) and marked by red (closed projects) on the map below. 

Areas where we have office

  • Shire
  • Addis Ababa
  • Gameblla
  • Jigjig
  • Bekolemayo
  • Assosa


Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, also spelled Addis Abeba, capital and largest city of Ethiopia. It is located on a well watered plateau surrounded by hills and mountains, in the geographic center of the country.

Only since the late 19th century has Addis Ababa been the capital of the Ethiopian state. Its immediate predecessor, Entoto, was situated on a high tableland and was found to be unsatisfactory because of extreme cold and an acute shortage of firewood. The empress Taitu, wife of Emperor Menilek II (reigned 1889–1913), persuaded the emperor to build a house near the hot springs at the foot of the tableland and to grant land in the area to members of the nobility. The city was thus founded in 1887 and was named Addis Ababa (“New Flower”) by the empress.

Our work in Addis Ababa focuses on health assistance, cash assistance, psychosocial support, shelter, SGBV for refugees and returnees. DICAC-RRAD head office found at Addis Ababa.

              Addis Ababa HQ

              Address: Queen Elisabeth II

             Telephone: +251-111563552


             Fax: 011-1-58-07-06

             P.O.Box: 31247

             Opening hours: Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm

Tigary region          

Tigray, also spelled Tegray, Tigrai, or Tigre, historical region, northern Ethiopia. Its western part rises in high-plateau country where elevations generally range between 5,000 and 11,000 feet (1,500 and 3,300 metres). The region is drained by the Tekeze and Gash (Mareb) rivers. To the east lies the Denakil Plain, including the Kobar Sink (some 380 feet [116 metres] below sea level).

Our work in Tigray region focuses on Education assistance, NRM, psychosocial support for Eritrean refugees and host communities in Mai-Aini, Adi-harush, Shimlba and Hitsats refugee camps.

              Tigria Regional Office


              Telephone: +251-911365357




              Opening hours: Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm

Gambella Region

Gambella National Regional State is situated in the south-western part of Ethiopia. The region borders with Benishangul Gumuz and Oromiya regions to the North, the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State (SNNPRS) and the Sudan Republic to the South, Oromiya and SNNPRS to the east and the Sudan Republic to the west. 

Agro-ecologically, the region is dominantly lowland (kolla) with a few midlands (weynadega). Recession riverside agriculture is common, particularly maize and sorghum, and widely practiced by Anyuaa people along the Baro, Gilo and Akobo rivers. As the region is generally not cereal self-sufficient, alternative income sources such as fishing are important sources of food. Wild food consumption is part of the daily dietary intake given the still partly untouched bush land and natural forest resources. Most of the Nuer population reside along the Ethio-Sudanese border (Akobo and Jikawo woredas), where it is too dry for rain fed agriculture. Therefore, livestock constitutes the primary source of income. Gambella is rich with various ethnic compositions. The major ethnic groups include the Anyuaa, Nuer, Mezengir, Opio, Komo and people from Amhara, Tigray, Oromiya and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). 

Our work in Gambella region focuses on Education assistance, protection, psychosocial support, WASH, Livelihood for south Sudan refugees and host communities in JawiI, Tierkidi, Nguenyyiel, Kule, pugnido and okugu refugee camps.

            Gambela Regional Office


                 Telephone: +251-913160836




                  Opening hours: Mon–Fri: 8am–5pmG


Assosa is one of the three Zones in Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. This Zone was named after the Assosa Sultanate, which had approximately the same boundaries. Assosa is bordered on the south by the Mao-Komo special woreda, on the west by Sudan, and on the northeast by the Kamashi. The largest town in this zone is Assosa. Its highest point is Mount Bambasi, located in the woreda of the same name. The majority ethnic group in the zone is the Berta people.

The area Assosa occupies came under Ethiopian control in 1898, when Emperor Menelik II skillfully exploited the traditional rivalry of the three local rulers, Sheikh Ejail al-Hassan of Asosa, Sheikh Mahmud of Komosha and Sheikh Abd al-Rahman AL-Ejail of Bela-Shangul proper. When Ethiopia and the British administration of Sudan demarcated their common border in 1902, this finalized their annexation

Our work in Asossa zone focuses on Education assistance for south Sudan , Congolese, Sudan refugees and host communities in Sherkole, Gore, Bambasi, and Tongo refugee

              Assosa Regional Office


                 Telephone: +251-976059252




                  Opening hours: Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm

Somali Region

The Somali Region also known as Soomaali Galbeed (Somali West) is a regional state in eastern Ethiopia. Its territory is the largest after Oromia Region.

The regional state borders the Ethiopian states of Afar and Oromia and the chartered city Dire Dawa (Dire Dhawa) to the west, as well as Djibouti and Somalia to north the east and south; and Kenya to the southwest.

Jijiga is the capital of the Somali Region. The capital was formerly Gode, until Jijiga became the capital in 1995 on account of political considerations.

The Somali regional government is composed of the executive branch, led by the President; the legislative branch, which comprises the State Council; and the judicial branch, which is led by the State Supreme Court.

Our work in Somalia region  focuses on Education assistance, child protection and livelihood for somlia refugees and host communities in awubarre, keberibeya, sheder , Hilaweyn camp and Buramino refugee camp.

              Somali Regional Office


                 Telephone: +251-257752082 or +251-913043680




                  Opening hours: Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm