Ethiopia Cultural Backgrounder
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Cultural Backgrounder: Ethiopia

Here are a few resources for you to review to elevate your knowledge about the country of Ethiopia and what has led to its refugee crisis. If you work directly with people from the Ethiopia, this may help you put some things into context.


Note: Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) Migration and Refugee Services department serves refugees and displaced peoples from all sides of national and cultural conflicts. Therefore, the perspectives in these resources do not directly reflect the perspectives of all of CCS’s clients. It is recommended that you not assume an individual’s personal beliefs about a conflict.





BBC Ethiopia Country Profile

A general overview of important facts about Ethiopia including a description of leaders, recent appearances in the media, and a timeline of key dates in the nation’s history.


10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ethiopia

A brief video revealing ten facts about the country of Ethiopia, covering a wide variety of topics.




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