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
- Placing IDPs on the Map in Ethiopia and Beyond
- Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities launched in Ethiopia
- UNHCR Ethiopia Factsheet - November 2018
- Ethiopia: Historic reforms encouraging; country’s displaced must not be forgotten
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
More than 32,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in the Gambella region of Ethiopia since the beginning of September, and an average of 1,000 more join them every day. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is mobilizing all available resources to assist them and has constructed emergency shelters for 1,200 households in the last weeks, with an additional 200 emergency shelters being finalized in the two days. Furthermore, DRC provides assistance to persons with disabilities and special needs upon arrival to Tierkidi camp, one of the largest camps in the region.
Key mixed migration characteristics
Ethiopia is an important country of origin, transit and destination for people in mixed migration flows in the Horn of Africa region.
Mixed migration movements into Ethiopia predominantly include refugees, trafficked persons, irregular and economic migrants from neighbouring countries particularly from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan and Yemen.
1 Background Information
Category: Horn of Africa, Press releases
On 16 February 2015, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark inaugurated a Technical Vocational Training Centre for South Sudanese refugee youth in Tierkidi camp in Gambella region of Ethiopia. The training centre which is funded by DANIDA and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) seeks to train refugee youth on various vocational skills and to serve as a recreational centre for refugee youth in the camp.
For months, South Sudanese refugees have waded through the flood waters at Leitchuor camp in Gambella, Ethiopia. Built on a floodplain, the camp has been submerged since the beginning of the rainy season. Despite being surrounded by the resource, there is still a desperate need for potable water. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is trying to fulfill this need by delivering 1 million liters of water to Leitchour and Tierkidi refugee camps every day, providing essential clean water to almost 100,000 South Sudanese refugees.
Danish Refugee Council is working full speed in Western Ethiopia in order to secure water and proper conditions for more than 21.000 refugees from South Sudan.
The riots in South Sudan has displaced more than half a million people and sent 80.000 people across the border to Uganda and Ethiopia. DRC are present in South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia and in Ethiopia DRC employees are working hard to be able to receive 21.000 refugees, who are all expected to transfer to a new camp within two weeks.
War, drought and consequences of famine in Somalia continue to force people to seek refuge across the border in Ethiopia. There, Danish Refugee Council has provided shelter and emergency assistance to thousands, but more aid is needed in one of the region’s fast growing refugee settlements.
With a massive influx of people fleeing drought and famine in the Horn of Africa large amounts of emergency aid and shelter is needed for the refugees. A newly developed type of shelter made by bamboo from Ethiopia and built according to local traditions, is now being introduced by the Danish Refugee Council in Dolo Ado in the southern part of the country – a kind of shelter, which may prove to become far more common in the Horn of Africa.
War and drought is now forcing more than 30,000 people to flee from Somalia every month. They cross the borders with neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia to look for protection and life saving aid. The Danish Refugee Council is working in the hastily growing refugee camps and now starts assistance activities in even more camps in Ethiopia to provide emergency relief to the suffering population.