0121 309 0230
0121 309 0230
Ethar Relief is a UK-based humanitarian aid organisation operating mainly in Northern Africa. Set-up in 2006 it serves to ease the suffering of refugees. Our goal is to help the needy across Africa, regardless of ethnicity, gender or religious beliefs.
We have a few full-time staff members who perform key important roles but most of our team are made up of volunteers.
1) Alleviate the sufferings of refugees by providing emergency aid such as food, water and medical supply;
2) To reduce poverty by providing educational institutions, student sponsorship;
3) To empower women, so that they have greater opportunities and choices through education and employment, enabling them to participate in lifting poverty in their communities.
A study carried out by the International Monetary Fund placed Eritrea as the 5th most poorest country in the world. With a population of just over 5m, its poverty rate has climbed to 69%.
Education has also suffered with primary school enrolment estimated to be around 34%, the 3rd lowest rate in the world.
Ethar is one of the very few organisations providing aid to the Eritrean refugees. There are now over 500,000 who live in the camps in East-Sudan. The sheer number of refugees has created the World’s largest refugee camp in one area.
One of the largest contributing factors as to why the situation has escalated to such a level is the unrelenting lack of public awareness.
The Eritrean refugees condition has become so desperate that local sources have even reported men, women and children being traded as slaves.
Other reports include refugees being mutated so their organs can be sold to laboratories and hospitals.
* Ethar Relief Annual Report 2014/15
467 Coventry Road
For donations, information on volunteering, or general enquiries, please contact the team at Ethar:
T: +44 (0)121 309 0230