UNHCR Ethiopia Fact Sheet, December 2019
Ethiopia is one of the largest refugee-hosting countries in Africa, sheltering 735, 204 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 December 2019.
Ethiopia was represented in the first Global Refugee Forum (16-18 December) by its Deputy Prime Minister who announced 4 new pledges to improve the lives of refugees and their hosts. The pledges are strongly linked with Ethiopia’s existing commitments and include creating livelihoods opportunities for up-to 90,000 refugees and Ethiopians; provide quality and accredited skills training for 20,000 people; provide energy solutions for 3 million people and strengthen the country’s asylum system and Social Protection Capacity.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Peace, UNHCR hosted a workshop with key stakeholders to review the thematic sections of the draft national IDP legislation for Ethiopia. Similarly,
UNHCR held consultations with IDPs and returnees in West Guji, West Wollega, East Wollega and Kamakshi areas to garner their inputs for the draft IDP legislation.