Elderly Migrant Returnees Find Shelter and Care in Addis Ababa

IOM visits the Mekedonia Home for the Elderly and Mentally Disabled.

Addis Ababa – Sixty-one-year-old Mebratu Teshome spent 10 years in Somalia. He is the first elderly migrant returnee to find a permanent home at a shelter in the Ethiopian capital.  

When he arrived back in the country, he was psychologically unstable and received tailored counselling and psychiatric assistance at the IOM-run migrant transit centre situated near Bole International Airport.  

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