IFRC - African Union and International Organizations Representation Office.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 190 National Societies through the work of over 17 million volunteers.

Together, we act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do so without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.

Guided by Strategy 2020 – our collective plan of action to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of this decade – we are committed, in this fast-changing world, to ‘saving lives and changing minds’.

Our strength is in our volunteer network, our community-based expertise and our ability to give a global voice to vulnerable people. By improving humanitarian standards, working as partners in development, responding to disasters, supporting healthier and safer communities, we help reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace around the world.

The IFRC delegation in Addis Ababa is part of the IFRC Africa regional office in Nairobi and it represents IFRC to African Union and International organizations.

Our Vision

To inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.

Strategic Aims

  • Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises
  • Enable healthy and safe living
  • Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace
 Find out more on www.IFRC.org

Our Staff

Mr. Richard Hunlede
Head of Delegation and Permanent Rep to AU

Executive Assistant -HOD

Ms. Munaye Tesfaye
Climate Resilience Advisor

Ms. Betelehem Tsedeke
Liaison officer to AU & IO

Ms. Liyuwork BODJA
Senior Finance and Administration officer

Mr. Surafel KIBRU
Finance officer

Mrs. Misrak MERSHA
Administration officer /HR Focal person

Security  Focal person

Mr. Derib Ayalew
Logistic officer

Mr. Kibrom Belay