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10 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

• Germany contributes US$17.7 million to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund making it the largest contributor to the Fund in 2017

• Localized flooding due to heavy summer/kiremt rains projected to affect 1.5 million people, nearly 500,000 people likely to be displaced

• Fall Armyworm infestation is spreading to more woredas across six regions.

07 Apr 2017 description

East Africa has been hit by the worst drought it has seen for fifty years. Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller has pledged an additional 100 million euros for those facing hunger. At a conference on Wednesday, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel urged the international community to make available more money.

06 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

On 03 April 2017, UNICEF, WFP, and UN-OCHA went on a joint one-day field visit with the German Minister for Development Cooperation (BMZ) to Kebri Dahar and Waaf Duug Temporary Resettlement Site in Doolo Zone, Somali Region. The Minister was accompanied by 16 German journalists, BMZ officials, German Embassy partners, GiZ and KfW. The Somali Regional President and key regional government counterparts have also joined the field visit. The visit was part of the German Minister’s visit to Ethiopia to discuss the Marshall Plan for Africa with Ethiopian Government and AU Officials.

04 Apr 2017 description

Press release of 03.04.2017 | BERLIN/ADDIS ABABA – East Africa is currently experiencing the worst drought in fifty years. In Ethiopia alone, some 5.6 million people are suffering severe hunger. German Development Minister Gerd Müller will today visit one of the worst hit areas of the country, the Somali region, which lies in the east of Ethiopia. The nomadic people living there can find virtually no grazing land for their herds and their very livelihood is under threat. Around 1.7 million people in the Somali region are already in dire need of food aid.

11 Aug 2016 description

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today received confirmation of a contribution of €4 million (more than US$4.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany towards the food needs of refugees sheltered in Ethiopia.

The new funding will help WFP to provide monthly food rations and cash-based transfers for more than 600,000 refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia for the rest of 2016 and for the next two years.

15 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 15/2016 A 3.8-million Euro project that supports responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia was launched today.

Financed by European Union (EU) and the government of Germany, the project will be implemented by the Ethiopian Agricultural Investment Land Administration Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR), according to the website of EU.

23 May 2016 description

When families struggle to get enough to eat at a time of crisis, children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. WFP’s specialized nutrition support has been a vital part of the response to the ongoing drought crisis in Ethiopia.

WAGHIMERA, Ethiopia – The first time 4-year-old Gebru’s mother took him to a health centre in Amhara last year, he was so sick with a bad cough that he could not eat properly. He did not recover after the first rounds of treatment for malnutrition.

04 May 2016 description

Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in decades. The reason: the climate phenomenon El Niño. As a result, 16 million people in the country are reliant on food aid – last year it was half as many.

To ensure food security the farmers need to plant crops, for which above all they require water. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is working together with the Ethiopian Government to promote sustainable land management and to improve the water supply.

25 Apr 2016 description

Press release of 22.04.2016 | Addis Abeba – Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn was in Ethiopia to get a picture of the extent of the food crisis and of the relief measures being implemented there. The current drought, caused by the weather event known as El Niño, has gone on for several months now and is the worst the country has seen in the last fifty years.

29 Feb 2016 description

In a statement released on Sunday (February), the German Embassy in Addis Ababa disclosed that Germany is offering further support for three new humanitarian projects in Ethiopia amounting to US$3.44 million.

25 Aug 2015 description

Germany commits 750,000 Euros for the purpose of helping hundreds of thousands of refugees hosted in Ethiopia, announced the German Embassy to the press on August 22, 2015). In a statement released by the German Embassy, the donation would support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing shortage of funds. It is announced that the funds will help ease food insecurity and reduce malnutrition rates, particularly among South Sudanese refugees, who continue to arrive in Ethiopia in large numbers, to improve their overall deprived health condition.

25 Aug 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 24, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Germany has contributed 750,000 euros to provide ongoing humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees in Ethiopia, mostly from South Sudan.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the German embassy said that the donation would go directly to support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing a funds shortage.

15 Apr 2014 description

German funding for WFP-supported relief and safety-net programmes in Ethiopia is helping 1.6 million pastoralists and farmers living on the edge.

LIMMU BILBILU DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA - Ire Galato planted barley, maize and teff last year in her small, one-hectare plot in the rolling hills of central Ethiopia, in the country's Oromia region. The 45-year-old farmer and her family waited patiently for the rains to come to reap the results.

09 May 2013 description

Addis Ababa May 9/2013 Germany will further strengthen ongoing support through knowledge and technology transfer towards growth of Ethiopia's agricultural productivity, the Federal Minister of Agriculture of Germany, llse Aigner said.

A German-Ethiopian advanced training center with the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center was inaugurated by Aigner and Agriculture State Minister Wondyirad Mandefro. The government of Germany allocated 2.7 million Euro budget for the center.

18 Feb 2013 description

GinaAger Town February 18/2013. Safe water project constructed in GinaAger Town, North Shoa Zone of Amhara State by Menschen für Menschen, a humanitarian organization, with over 7.2 million Birr was inaugurated over the weekend. Zonal Chief, Eshete Asfaw and Ambassador of Germany to Ethiopia, Lieselore Cyrus inaugurated the facility constructed with the financial support of the government of Germany and also with participation of the public.

10 Jan 2013 description

Addis Ababa January 10/2013 Germany has made available in 2012 additional 41.5 million Euro for the areas of food security, drought resilience and participatory forest management in Ethiopia, Embassy of Germany here said. According to a statement the Embassy sent to ENA, in addition one million Euro humanitarian assistance has been provided in the area of food assistance to Somali, Eritrean and Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia. The statement said the fund will be implemented by German and international development agencies.