Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- Ethiopia: Renewed influx of Eritrean refugees, 12th September to 13th October 2018
- Plight of refugees in Ethiopia brought to the fore in UNFPA leadership visit
- Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)
- UNICEF Horn of Africa Drought Situation as of September 2018
- Ethiopia: The 2018 HDRP is facing a US$416.4 million funding shortfall to cover needs until the end of the year
As of 30 June 2018, Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the more than 22,000 who arrived during the first quarter of 2018.
The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.
Resettlement remains the chief durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia, but limited quotas mean that only 4,240 refugees will be referred to resettlement countries in 2018.
Out of 928,663 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.
UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 is 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.
To date, 1893 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries and 1678 refugees have been submitted.
- Out of 916,678 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.
- UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 is 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.
- To date, 833 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries. 575 refugees have been submitted and 230 departed to resettlement.
More than 165,000 people in Ethiopia are dealing with extensive flash flooding, which was exacerbated when two dams broke. At least two people died and approximately 1,600 families had to be evacuated.
Rising waters washed away homes, livestock and crops and cut off many districts and left main roads impassable. The risk of disease, such as diarrhea and even cholera, have increased as residents have little to no access to safe drinking water.
8 March 2018, ADDIS ABABA - On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Government of Canada is pleased to provide CDN$ 14.8 million (US$ 12 million) to UNICEF Ethiopia to improve the reproductive health and nutritional status of adolescent girls. The initiative will reach over four million girls in districts with high food insecurity and a high prevalence of child marriage. It will be implemented between 2018 and 2022.
Addis Ababa - Norway and Canada have expressed interest to strengthen and boost their multi-faceted cooperation with Ethiopia.
Norway is keen to strengthen cooperation in agriculture, education, health, migration, peace and security; and Canada in food security, agro-business, and peace and security.
Addis Ababa January 31/2017 The response made by the Ethiopian government in curbing the El Nino induced drought over the previous year is commendable and among the best by global standards, Canada’s Ambassador to Ethiopia said.
In an exclusive interview with ENA, Ambassador Philip Baker commended the strong and timely response made by the government and other stakeholders toward mitigating the effects of the drought.
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.
May 23, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $274 million in humanitarian assistance at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The funding will be provided to United Nations humanitarian and development agencies to strengthen emergency response, ensure child protection in humanitarian crises and build long-term resilience to food insecurity.
The support announced today by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, totals $30 million in emergency humanitarian assistance funding, which will go to several partners in response to the food security crisis in Ethiopia.
ADDIS ABABA – Thanks to timely contributions from key donors, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is able to continue food distributions later this month for more than 1.5 million people in the Somali region of Ethiopia, and can scale up nutrition help to more than 700,000 children and nursing mothers in the most drought-affected areas. The scaling up of food and nutrition support is crucial to prevent vulnerable people falling into a deeper crisis.
Canada to support Canadian Foodgrains Bank initiative to assist African farmers
July 31, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced support for a project that will enable the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to directly benefit more than 50,000 farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.
Since the beginning of the year, 11,675 measles cases were confirmed out of 12,421 reported cases. The Ministry of Health has not yet secured enough funding for the $38 million required to conduct the measles vaccination campaign for children under-15 planned for October.
The Government of Canada contributed $68,500 for the procurement and prepositioning of emergency education supplies. As of 13 May the education cluster was 2 per cent funded.
Minister MacKay and MP Armstrong announce two projects that will help boost farmers’ productivity and resilience
February 1, 2015 - Truro, Nova Scotia - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Canada’s support to Médecins Sans Frontières is helping to improve access to emergency health care
August 22, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
TORONTO — The International Day of Cooperatives serves to recognize and reaffirm the role of cooperatives. Canada has made cooperatives a priority because dynamic, growing economies create more opportunities for people everywhere. To recognize this day, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Development, announced a new initiative that will help smallholder farmers in Ethiopia explore and develop their potential through earning a living and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Toronto, Ontario — Senator Salma Ataullahjan, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, announced support today for the Women Entrepreneurship Development Program in Ethiopia. Empowering women to contribute to, and benefit from, economic growth, is aligned with Canada's Sustainable Economic Growth Strategy. Senator Ataullahjan made the announcement at the African Women Trade and Investment Opportunities Conference.
February 13, 2012
Ottawa ― Today, as part of Canada's international efforts to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, launched the Canada Fund for African Climate Resilience.
La COALITION HUMANITAIRE exprime sa gratitude envers l’Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) du gouvernement du Canada pour sa contribution de 8,5 millions de dollars aux efforts de secours en Éthiopie, au Kenya et en Somalie annoncée aujourd’hui.
Les fonds, qui constituent une part de ce que s’était engagé à verser le gouvernement du Canada pour soutenir les efforts humanitaires dans la Corne de l’Afrique, seront remis à trois des cinq membres de la COALITION HUMANITAIRE : CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada et Plan Canada.
Ten years ago, HIDA put in place an ambitious program aimed at protecting drinking water sources in the southern Ethiopian district of Dirashe and providing the population with spring water supply systems.
As a result, more than 120,000 people in the district of Dirashe now have access to safe drinking water, compared with only 16,000 in 1998.