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31 Aug 2018 description

Innovative research in Ethiopia gives people a voice

ICCO, together with Tear, conducted innovative research on the food & nutrition security situation of poor rural households in Ethiopia. The research aimed to generate input for evidence-based dialogue between self-help groups and local authorities. Self-help groups are informal community-based organizations, that operate at local level and offer mutual socio-economic support to their members.

15 Jun 2017 description

These are the words of Mulu Yami, 28, from Bushoftu town in Ethiopia; she is one of the 30,000 smallholders who were reached by the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE fund). She has a poultry business. The FSRE Innovation Fund was financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia and managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus.

18 Aug 2016 description

This week trainings of the project “ACT for Humanitarian Capacity Development” take place at the global office of ICCO in Utrecht, the Netherlands. From 16th till 19th of August, 20 humanitarians from disaster prone countries receive training in how to deal with disasters and emergencies. In this way, communities will be better prepared to cope with disasters like the drought in Ethiopia, floods in Bangladesh and the earthquake in Nepal.

Better prepared for drought, floods and earthquakes

15 Feb 2016 description

Lives can be saved if people in local communities know what to do before, during and after a disaster. This is why ACT Alliance starts with capacity training programs of local communities through an EU initiative.

16 Nov 2011 description

11 November 2011

Civilians in the Netherlands have raised over 25 million euros for the victims of the drought in the Horn of Africa during a national campaign in July and August, which was coordinated by ICCO and Kerk in Actie. The money is divided under the ten biggest Dutch aid organizations (including ICCO and Kerk in Actie) which offer emergency aid to the victims. The largest part is spent on food and, drinking water supplies. The money is particularly spent in Ethiopia, Kenya and in Somalia.

03 Aug 2011 description

ICCO started emergency aid in all three countries that have been stricken with the worst drought since 60 years: Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. We are also working on long term solutions for food-security in the region. ICCO co-operates with Kerk in Actie and other partners in its ACT Alliance network.

From the reserve funds of ICCO, we have already started to provide relief to the drought-affected people in both Ethiopia and Somalia.

Ethiopia