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14 Nov 2018 description

- 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

09 May 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

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.

30 Apr 2017 description
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Horn of Africa – version 1
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Technical annex – version 1

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

31 Oct 2016 description

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.

18 Oct 2016 description

Key Issues

  • 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

19 Aug 2016 description

(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.

20 May 2016 description

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.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: 77 000 000 EUR

15 May 2015 description

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."

29 Oct 2012 description
report IRIN

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.

11 Jul 2012 description


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

Mission Objectives

22 Jun 2012 description


  • 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

22 Dec 2011 description


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.

09 Dec 2011 description

Executive Summary

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.

19 Aug 2011 description

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.

01 Aug 2011 description

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

19 Jul 2011 description

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.

09 Jul 2011 description

(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.