Jijiga Zonal Office

Jijiga (SomaliJigjigaArabic: جيجيغا‎) is a city in eastern Ethiopia and the capital of the Somali Region of the country. Located in the Jijiga Zone approximately 80 km (50 mi) east of Harar and 60 km (37 mi) west of the border with Somalia, the city has an elevation of 1,609 metres above sea level.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jijiga

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The distance between Addis Ababa and Jijiga is 588 km which equals 365 mile. This distance is 398 km (248 mile) by air.

Eastern region of our country is one of the areas where it hosted many Somalia refugees in seven different camps namely, Hartisheikh, Rabasso, Camaboker, Daror, Teferiber, Darwanaji and Aisha some years ago. Currently, Somalia refugees are settled around Jijiga in 3 refugee camps called Kebribeyah, Awbarre and Shedder .

ARRA is undertaking the major basic and social services like protection and camp security, Food distribution, Health& Nutrition, Environmental sanitation and Primary Education. More specifically, the following services are run by ARRA:

  • Protection and Legal services
  • Food & Cash distribution and CRI
  • Primary Health care, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS,
  • Environmental Health(Sanitation)
  • Water provision only in Kebribeyah camp
  • Primary Education.
  • Monitoring other implementing partners in refugee program.