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21 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Italy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in close coordination with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, has allocated a 500,000-euro financial contribution to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the regions of Gedeo and West Guji, in Ethiopia. The contribution will mainly be used to provide emergency shelters as well as relief material and support to mobile clinics.

31 Jul 2018 description

As of 30 June 2018, Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the more than 22,000 who arrived during the first quarter of 2018.

The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.

Resettlement remains the chief durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia, but limited quotas mean that only 4,240 refugees will be referred to resettlement countries in 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

23 May 2018 description
  • As of 31 March 2018, Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the more than 22,000 who arrived during the first quarter of 2018.
  • The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.
16 Mar 2018 description

Ethiopia Launched the 2018 South Sudan Refugee Response Plan, outlining the collective response of 24 participating organizations.

10,781 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since the beginning of year.

51 children in Addis Ababa received protection support from the Refugee Outreach Volunteers (ROVs) in February. The ROVs help link UNHCR and partners with the refugees in the city.

27 Feb 2018 description

Addis Ababa February 26/2018 Some 113 refugees of Eritrea, Somalia and South Sudan left for Italy today to start a permanent new life.

A total of 500 refugees living in Ethiopia will benefit from the Italian Humanitarian Corridor Program by the end of November 2018, representatives of the program said.

At a joint press briefing the representatives of the Humanitarian Corridor Program said promoting global community-based migration intervention is important to minimize the impacts of illegal migration.

18 Dec 2017 description
  • Ethiopia launched CRRF to further the protection of refugees and promote their self-reliance through a comprehensive and sustainable response, while supporting host communities.
  • 74,392 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since 1 January. The majority have reportedly fled conflict.
  • Refugees in Addis Ababa continue to be L3 registered. This will ensure access to rights in line with the NY Declaration.

Operational Context

06 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

ADDIS ABABA, 6 December 2017: Italy and UNICEF signed today a financing agreement for the project “Strengthening the Civil Registration System for Children’s Right to Identity: Identification for Development – ID - Second Phase” for an amount of one million Euros.

01 Dec 2017 description

The Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa signed a 14 million Euros grant financing agreement with selected civil society organizations to foster employment opportunities so as to reduce illegal migration.

The agreement is part of the 20 million Euros Stemming illegal migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE) program.

The program aims at reducing illegal migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia by improving the living conditions of vulnerable population including potential migrants and returnees.

08 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Italy

Alfano: “Political, social and environmental problems in the Horn of Africa cause large migration flows. In Ethiopia, living conditions are made extremely difficult by the El Niño climate phenomenon, obliging the Country to tackle one of the most serious climate shocks in its history. According to the WHO, it is the most serious humanitarian crisis of the last 30 years.”

23 Feb 2017 description
report UNAIDS

The Italian Government signed on 21 February a financing agreement for €500 000 to support UNAIDS’ efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in Ethiopia. The funds will be invested in a special project to bolster UNAIDS’ work in improving community health education and capacity- and knowledge-building. The project will be implemented across 10 areas of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region of the country over a 12-month period.

27 Jan 2017 description
report UNAIDS

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé acknowledged the cooperation between UNAIDS and Italian Development Cooperation in the response to AIDS in Ethiopia during a meeting with the Italian Ambassador, Giuseppe Mistretta, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 27 January.

02 Aug 2016 description
report UNIDO

ADDIS ABABA, 28 July 2016 - At an event hosted by the Embassy of Italy, Ambassador Giuseppe Mistretta signed two grant agreements with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The agreements are part of the Stemming Irregular Migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE) Programme which aims to create greater employment and economic opportunities for migrants, potential migrants, refugees and returnees, and in particular for women and youth.

29 Jan 2016 description
report Government of Italy

In response to the serious emergency situation caused by the “El Nino” climate phenomenon, that for months has been affecting the Horn of Africa, and Ethiopia in particular, the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has decided to allocate one million euros for food security interventions in Ethiopia. The Italian cooperation funding will be equally divided between the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

16 Jul 2015 description

Italy-funded project focuses on policies aimed at addressing the underlying causes of economic mobility

16 July 2015, Addis Ababa - FAO and the government of Ethiopia today signed a partnership agreement which aims to reduce youth mobility caused by poverty, through innovative policies that will create jobs and business opportunities for young people in the agricultural sector and in rural areas more broadly.

15 Jul 2015 description

More than 120,000 households across Ethiopia are expected to benefit from significant new investment in water, wastewater and sanitation infrastructure. Three leading European development finance institutions today confirmed more than EUR 81 million of support for the upgrading programme to improve water services around the country by the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy.

15 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Italy

Minister Paolo Gentiloni signed three new cooperation accords with Ethiopia during a visit to Addis Ababa, on food security, socio-economic support for women and healthcare system development.

Ethiopia important for Italian cooperation

30 May 2013 description
report Government of Italy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The State Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Ethiopia, H.E. Ato Ahmed Shide, and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, H.E. Mr Lapo Pistelli, signed today the new three year Ethio-Italian Cooperation Framework which envisages new initiatives in the two priority sectors of agriculture and rural development, and provision of basic services (health, education and WASH), with a specific focus on the cross-cutting issues of private sector development, gender and environment.

05 Jun 2012 description
report Government of Italy

The Italian Cooperation is launching a new 1.3 million euro post-emergency program in the South and the South-East of Ethiopia, focusing on areas affected by recurrent adverse climatic events and, in some cases, subject to refugee flows from neighboring countries.

The five areas identified within three Regional States, Oromia, SNNPR and Somali, are characterized by a chronic shortage of potable water and adequate sanitation facilities. Such condition is often exacerbated by drought events which are particularly intense in the dry-lands of the Horn of Africa.