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
(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 is calling upon the United Nations to provide and maintain safe corridors within Somalia to allow aid workers to enter the country and mount a meaningful humanitarian operation.
Appealing to the UN, GOAL CEO John O’Shea said, “Somalia is much too dangerous for aid workers to enter, yet this is where many millions of the worst-affected people are located.
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.