With the objective of improving access to the newly established and existing refugee camps, since 2016, ANE has constructed 65 KM of access road for refugee camps in Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz and Somali regions. The access roads consist of drainage structures, culverts, Forde, traffic sign plates and speed breakers as per the set standards. The activities have been carried out working together UNHCR/ARRA.
There was a low road network and much of the road infrastructure in refugee camps remained damaged and as no maintenance has been undertaken and a total of 24 k.m roads were built with its drainage systems in Pugnido, Jewi.Terkidi and Ngugnyiel of Gambella Region and Sherkole camp in Benishangul Gumuz Region. 2 linkage footbridges were also reconstructed in Gure Shomboa refugee camp in Benishangul Gumuz Region. The access roads benefited the refugee communities to access essential services such as health centers, markets, schools, and NFIs distribution centers.
To overcome the serious challenges refugees and host communities face, ANE has successfully constructed one slab bridge (with 10meters length & 8 meters width and with an average height of 6m) in Bambasi refugee camp and 2 foot bridges (with 15 meters length and 40m lenth) in Gure- shembora refugee camp in Benishangul-gumuz with the financial and technical support from UNHCR/ARRA.
Construction of Air strip
In 2017, ANE constructed and made ready an air field 1200meters length by 40meters width and a runway. This was done using ANE’s own resources to ease the serious access problem refugees and host communities face, related with landing of air crafts, in Melkadida town, Somali Region.
Supporting Warehouse Facility Construction
At 14 refugees’ operation sites in Tigray, Afar, Gambella, Melika Dida and Benishangul Gumuz, a total of 22 slabs of storage facilities constructed and reassembled that could support food aid storage and the necessary nonfood items proper storages. The storage facility construction is financially and technically supported by the World Food Program (WFP) Ethiopia.