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Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 42 | 27 November - 10 December 2017

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  • Ethiopia launched Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in line with pledges made at Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016.

  • 30,000 refugees to benefit from employment opportunities under the “Ethiopian Jobs Compact”.

  • Government to phase out encampment policy over 10 years and advance out-of-camp and local integration options.

Ethiopia launched comprehensive refugee response framework

30,000 refugees to benefit from employment opportunities under the “Ethiopian Jobs Compact”

Ethiopia launched a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) on 28 November 2017, to facilitate durable solutions for refugees in the country. To this end, Ethiopia announced plans for ‘Jobs Compact’ where US$500 million in concessional finance from the World Bank, DfID, European Investment Bank and European Union will be linked to creating employment opportunities for up to 100,000 individuals (30,000 refugees hosted in Ethiopia and 70,000 Ethiopian nationals) in three industrial parks across Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is a pilot country for the roll out of the CRRF with a clear roadmap prepared in consultations with partners.The implementation of the framework is in line with pledges made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York. In addition to granting work permit, the Ethiopian Government committed to allow civil registration for refugees.

Ethiopia also committed to strengthening access to education, allowing a significant number of refugees to reside outside refugee camps and to locally integrate protracted/long-staying refugees. Ethiopia has called on the international community to maximize its support for the realization of these commitments.

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