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
- ECHO Factsheet – Ethiopia – Last updated 17/12/2018
- Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities launched in Ethiopia
- Implementing solar irrigation to achieve resilient livelihoods in Southern Ethiopia
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- Access constraints continue to prevent humanitarian partners from reaching some 57,000 displaced persons who remained within Oda (15,000) and Kamashi (42,000) zones of Benishangul Gumuz region.
- Affected population: 7.95 m
- MAM: 370,000
- SAM: 416,000
- # of people displaced due to conflict: 2.2 m
- # of people displaced due to climatic shocks: 0.5 m
Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency on 16 February 2018 in an effort to silence protests. The government promised deep reforms; however, fundamental issues (opening up of political space, allowing dissent and tolerance of different perspectives) have not been addressed. The country also currently hosts over 894,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, and NGOs are heavily regulated.
The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2017 general budget of the European Union.
AMOUNT: 132 250 000 EUR
This blog was written by Helene Cardona.
What led to the state of emergency?
Ethiopia had witnessed months of often violent protests, but the week of demonstrations leading up to the state of emergency declaration saw increasingly violent protests spreading, raising security concerns among humanitarian organisations. This blog takes a closer look at what is currently happening in Ethiopia and the impact the state of emergency is having on aid worker security.
Building climate resilient communities highlighted as a long term solution to reduce reliance on humanitarian aid at the International Day for Disaster Reduction
Ongoing protests in some parts of the country affecting humanitarian operations
Shortage of equipment and limited access to fungicides affecting wheat rust response
(Addis Ababa, 19 August 2016): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners gathered in Addis Ababa today to celebrate 2016 World Humanitarian Day. World Humanitarian Day, which is held on 19 August, celebrates the spirit that inspires humanitarian work, as well as recognizing the commitment of humanitarian workers around the world. This year’s theme of ‘One Humanity, Shared Responsibility’ draws the world’s attention to the 130 million people caught in crisis today.
Description of the disaster
From the first week of April heavy rainfalls have occurred in Eastern and Southern parts of Ethiopia related to the El Niño phenomenon and the regular Belg rains (March – May). The first reports of flash floods and subsequent displacements of communities, especially in Somali region, was reported and responded to from 7 April onwards.
JEWI REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, May 15 (UNHCR) – The night after Nyadal Dak arrived in Nip Nip refugee camp from South Sudan with her three children and an orphaned niece, it began to rain. Soon the place was flooded. That was August 2014 and the 26-year-old recalled: "Every time it rained in Nip Nip, I feared that the place would be flooded again."
NAIROBI, 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Any hopes for an imminent end to conflict in Ethiopia’s Somali region were dashed earlier this month when talks between the government and the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) broke down.
GAMBELLA - METAR - BURBE - PUGNIDO - GOG - MIZAN - RAAD - BOMA - JIMMA ROAD ASSESSMENT MISSION
Date(s): 06 June – 13 June, 2012
Location(s):Gambella - Metar - Burbe - Pugnido-Gog - Mizan - Raad -Boma -Akobo - Dima - Jimma
Participating Agencies- Logistics Cluster Republic of South Sudan (RoSS), WFP Ethiopia
Participant (s)- Venkat Dheeravath (Logistics Cluster), Teklemariam Moges (WFP), Daryll Ainsworth (WFP/Red R), Belay Seyoum (WFP), and Naser Jamel (WFP)
Security: Level 1, 2, & 3
Crisis levels of food insecurity to persist in eastern Horn due to below-average rains
UN scales up response to food insecurity and malnutrition crisis in Burundi
WFP reports critical food situation in rural Djibouti
Registration exercise ongoing in Dadaab refugee camp
Food security worsens in southern Somalia
Tanzania begins closure of Mtabila refugee camp hosting some 32,000 Burundians
Resource-based conflicts simmer in Tanzania’s Rufiji Valley
1 . RATIONALE
DG ECHO's strategic objectives included in the regional HIP for 2012 for the Horn of Africa (HoA) are:
a) People affected by crisis, whether man-made or natural, are assisted in a timely fashion and offered adequate protection through humanitarian assistance, including improved emergency preparedness.
b) Local resilience is strengthened through Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities preparing targeted vulnerable and at-risk communities to better cope with drought and other natural disasters.
Since its inception in 2007, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has been facilitating the movement of staff engaged in humanitarian operations in the most remote and affected areas of the Somali Region of Ethiopia by providing a safe and efficient air service.
Until 31st December 2011 the project has been implemented through the Special Operation (SO) 107130. This new SO, 200364, is an expansion of the project 107130, which carters for the same project activities and follows the same objectives in 2012.
Addis Ababa, August 19, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - Agriculture State Minister Mitiku Kassa expressed commitment of the Ethiopian government to undertake successful activities in collaboration with international humanitarian agencies on issues related to humanitarian work.
The third World Humanitarian Day was marked here on Friday under the theme "People Helping People".
Mitiku on the occasion said the government is dedicated to ensure safety and security of humanitarian staff working within Ethiopia’s borders.
Description: Humanitarian assistance for the vulnerable population of the Horn of Africa affected by drought
Location of Action: Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti)
Amount of Decision: EUR 27,800,000
Decision reference number: ECHO/-HF/EDF/2011/01000
GLIDE n° OT-2010-000016-ETH
Period covered by this Ops Update: February to May, 2011;
Appeal target (current): CHF 30,579,088 in cash, kind or services to support the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) in assisting some 330,621 beneficiaries for 12 months with vital food assistance, emergency water and sanitation, and livelihoods recovery.
Appeal coverage: Approximately, 17 percent; Appeal history:
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 5 February 2010 for CHF 30,579,088 for 12 months to assist 330,621 beneficiaries.
(Addis Ababa, 9 July 2011): On the second and final day of her mission to the country, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos visited the drought-affected Somali region of Ethiopia, underscoring the need to scale up humanitarian response to the drought and improve access and security for humanitarian workers operating in the region.