Mrs. Azmera Shumey Berhe, 65 years old, used to live in kebele 02, Alamata town in Tigray region. She has got 3 sons. Besides she is the bread winner of the family. On March 2022, she left her home town and travelled some 110 kms in search of safety.
Accordingly she came to join other Jara IDPs hosting site located in Amhara regional state.
However the shelter makes their stay to be so hard. Being poorly constructed, it exposed them for wind, high temperature and rain fall.
On 23rd of May 2022, with a fund obtained from International Organization for Migration (IOM) and RRF, Development for peace Organization (DPO) took the responsibility of repairing /upgrading emergency shelters for 1900 households.
The project now brings a relief for Mrs. Almaz and her family.
“I feel lucky being considered to obtain the many more support including tarpaulin, rope, wood poles and nails. I also participated in the repairing of my shelter”. She said
Recalling the previous situation she also praised DPO and its partners.
“I used to suffer from rainfall, wind fall and high temperature. Besides, there was no privacy there. Thanks to the organization, I together with my sons have been protected from those bad situations.”
Provided that, she still wishes to enjoy her former life.
Currently, DPO is undertaking repairing /upgrading of emergency shelters for IDPs (i.e 1900 households ) located 54 Km away from Woldiya town, capital of North Wollo Zone.
The IDPs include children, women, men, pregnant & lactating women, youth, elderly and people living with disability.
The Internally displaced Peoples (IDPs) came from 5 Woredas namely; Korem, Raya town, Raya Alamata, Raa Bala and Raya Kobo and are taking shelters in Jara town.
Through its humanitarian program DPO is implementing various projects to respond the timely needs of IDPs.