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Refugees Medal 1935

Ethiopia: Refugees Medal, 1935

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Refugees Medal, 1935


The Refugees’ Medal was created by Emperor Haile Selassie I during or following the Italian invasion of Ethiopia (1935-1941), and was intended to acknowledge those who had assisted the enormous number of refugees which that war created. The first Duke of Harar was actively involved in repelling the Italians and worked strenuously to assist the Ethiopians displaced by the war, and was, as a result, awarded the Refugees’ Medal no less than five times.