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Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia showcased in the World AIDS Day Exhibition

Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia showcased its services in the World AIDS Day Exhibition event that took place on 01 December 2016 at the Addis Ababa Assembly Center. In the event organized by Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office under the theme "Concern for HIV/AIDS Prevention", tenths of national and international organization exhibitors working on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control participated. The exhibition officially opened by HE. Direba Kuma, Addis Ababa City Mayor. In the exhibition Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia presented its main project activities around the booth. The stand consisted of photographic and material publications that displayed the organization intervention in Wise Up, Socio Economic Empowerment, ZARE and Sew Ale projects. The showcase visited by lots of Addis Ababa City residents, Government officials, CSO representatives and partners was successful in increasing Timret’s visibility, network with stakeholders and visualizing its contribution towards moving forward together.

Contract Agreement has signed with GIZ for Better Migration Management Project

Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia has entered a partnership with GIZ to implement the six months pilot Better Migration Management project which is designed to address issues of migration in Metema, Humera, Togo Chale and Moyale Weredas. Around 9 million people in and around the Horn of Africa have fled their homes; 7 million people are currently displaced within their own countries and a further 2 million are seeking refuge chiefly in neighbouring states. Overall, the needs of these people are not being adequately addressed. The absence of state infrastructure and the lack of migration management in the region are contributing significantly to the growth of people smuggling and human trafficking, as migrants are often defenceless and have no alternatives. Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia’s project is designed to contribute to the GIZ’s BMM programme that aims to address the complex challenges of mixed migration in Ethiopia, through strengthening protection measures and services such as establishing drop in centers and mobile teams providing legal advice and psychosocial support; assistance with the voluntary return of migrants; improve the identification, assistance and protection of victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants, especially women and children, in Ethiopia and raising awareness of alternative livelihood options including safe migration.