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
- Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)
- Ethiopia: The 2018 HDRP is facing a US$416.4 million funding shortfall to cover needs until the end of the year
- Change and Continuity in Protests and Political Violence PM Abiy’s Ethiopia
- German Launches Special Training Initiative to Refugees in Ethiopia
(Nairobi, 19th July 2018), At least 1 million people, the majority of whom being women and children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia. Aid agencies in Ethiopia are appealing for critical and urgent assistance for close to a million people that have fled their homes following inter-communal violence along the border of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' (SNNPR) and Oromia Regions of Ethiopia.
“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia
GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.
GOAL’s Country Director in Ethiopia: “We must address underfunding of the South Sudan catastrophe, or aid agencies and host governments will struggle to cope with the growing number of refugees.”
As refugees continue to flood into Ethiopia, GOAL has reiterated its call for the international community to address a critical underfunding of the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency appeal, which has received only 14 per cent of the €266 million that was requested.
GOAL has received a $1.5 million grant from the US Government for its nutrition programmes at refugee camps in the Somali region of Ethiopia.
The funding from the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) will help fund the organisation’s work at Dollo Ado camps, where thousands of Somali refugees are located.
This is the first time that BPRM, an agency of the US State Department, has partnered GOAL.
Commenting on the grant, GOAL’s acting Chief Operations Officer, Jonathan Edgar, said:
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought situation in the region for 60 years.
With little rainfall during the past two years, crops have withered and livestock have died, creating severe food shortages. It is estimated that 500,000 cattle have perished in Ethiopia alone.
GOAL is responding to the deteriorating situation in the southern and eastern parts of Ethiopia, where our team on the ground has been tankering large amounts of water to some of the worst affected areas.
The Dun Laoghaire based humanitarian agency has received €300,000 from the government to assist in its ongoing response to the deteriorating drought conditions in the southern and eastern parts of the country.
These funds are allowing GOAL to upscale efforts in water delivery to the affected population, well/spring maintenance, and hygiene promotion.
GOAL has warned that yet another significant famine may be imminent in Ethiopia.
The Dun Laoghaire based humanitarian agency has received €300,000 from the government to assist in its on-going response to the deteriorating drought conditions in the impoverished East African country.
GOAL has expanded its emergency response efforts in Ethiopia and is calling on the Irish people for support in the wake of an appeal by the Ethiopian Government for food aid for 6.2 million people affected by the latest drought.
The drought is a result of four years of bad harvests and has been made worse by conflict, population growth and climate change.
GOAL has been implementing emergency response activities in southern Ethiopia since late last year and is currently using specialised therapeutic food to assist in the treatment of almost 8,000 severely malnourished children.
GOAL currently employs approximately 100 GOALies who work alongside over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programs in 10 countries. GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers.
GOAL's programs target the poorest of the poor and people suffering the effects of war and/or natural disaster. Funding for these projects comes from the governments of, among others, Ireland, the UK and the US.
GOAL welcomed the award of €1 million from the Department of Foreign Affairs Irish Aid budget towards the emergency relief effort in Southern Ethiopia today.
Due to a prolonged period of drought, millions have been left vulnerable to malnutrition.
An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD was today asked by GOAL CEO John O'Shea to lead the way on buying-up food stocks to save lives, as 2 million Ethiopians face famine.
'We are asking the outgoing Taoiseach to use his proven international negotiating skills - to persuade donor governments to adopt a 'money-no-object' policy and break the bank if necessary - and ensure that food gets to these most vulnerable people, irrespective of the soaring prices.'
Drought throughout 2007 means that harvests are down, while emaciated livestock carcasses litter …
Background to GOAL's response to current Ethiopia food crisis
Ethiopia remains one of the poorest countries in the world with around 77% of the population subsisting on less than US$2 per day.
Due to a prolonged period of drought, GOAL has been forced to implement an emergency intervention in three areas of Southern Ethiopia. This intervention will concentrate on providing nutrition support for malnourished children and supplementary feeding for pregnant and lactating women. GOAL has also started water tanking in the districts.
The humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly.
GOAL is calling on the Irish government to use its influence with the Ethiopian authorities to allow food aid to flow to the people of the Ogaden. For the past few months Ethiopian forces have cut the region off from humanitarian organisations, leaving 600,000 people facing starvation.
GOAL recognises that the EU has also made such a call and adds that unless food aid flows to the region a serious humanitarian disaster is inevitable.
"The Irish government should use their clout with the Ethiopians to help the people of Ogaden.
A GOAL assessment team is responding to devastating floods in Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia.
Simon Roughneen, 27th April 2006
One the verge of famine and in political crisis, international organisations are mobilising once again to meet Ethiopia's humanitarian needs. Simon Roughneen reports from Ethiopia.
At least five million people are chronically food-dependent in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation. In the Somali and Oromo regions, failed rains mean failed water sources for animals and for people. Failed rains mean no pasture or foliage for the cattle, camels, donkeys and goats that people depend on for food and livelihoods.
Reports confirm that the 26 people shot dead by the Ethiopian army in Addis Ababa last Wednesday were not armed. Many were protesting at what they term "rigged elections", others were teenagers and some were bystanders, waiting for a bus.
Prepared by: Raymond Jordan (Emergency co-ordinator - worldwide)
The Irish Government has contributed over
half a million euro to the Aid agency GOAL for its emergency relief work
in drought ridden Ethiopia.
The money (EUR521,000) has been given to GOAL by the Department of Foreign Affairs to help address the critical nutritional and health needs of people in the Fentale region of Ethiopia.
According to GOAL's Dr. Mary McLoughlin, an aid worker with many years experience, as many as 14 million people in Ethiopia are expected to be in need of food aid by the end of the year.
By Anthony Mitchell in Ethiopia