Eritrean Australian Humanitarian Aid (EAHA) is a non-profit and non-political association founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2009 to provide humanitarian assistance to Eritrean refugees living in refugee camps overseas. EAHA is run by a volunteer committee.
EAHA was formed by a group of Eritrean-Australians as a result of a visit to the Shemelba refugee camp in Northern Ethiopia, which revealed appalling living conditions of fellow Eritreans. The members of EAHA share a commitment to alleviate this suffering.
Our mission is to provide humanitarian assistance to improve the living conditions, educational and health needs of Eritrean refugees living in camps. Our immediate focus is refugee camps in Sudan and Ethiopia.
Working together with government, NGOs, individuals and the wider community, we aim to implement long-term projects that improve the education, health and financial situation of Eritrean refugees to enable them to develop self-sustaining communities in their new homelands.