Action Against Hunger has been present in Ethiopia since 1985.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia hosts nearly 900,000 refugees from neighbouring countries.

 

Country Overview

The intercommunal violence that erupted in 2017 on the border between the Oromia and Somali regions continuted in 2018. As a result, the number of people internally displaced by this conflict reached 1.8 million. 

In addition, Ethiopia hosts nearly 900,000 refugees from neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea. 

Ethiopia also suffers from food insecurity and internal displacement caused by drought, epidemics and floods, along with recurring climate shocks, all add to the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable populations. 

In 2018, about 7.8 million people received emergency food assistance from the government and international aid agencies. 

 

832,829
People helped in 2018

What we are doing

Action Against Hunger has been present in Ethiopia since 1985, supporting communities to prepare and recover from severe episodes of drought and economic instability. Our teams work both with host communities and refugees mainly from neighbouring South Sudan.  

In 2018, our activities focused on three main areas:

  • Strengthening our assistance to South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella and Benishangul Gumuz regions 
  • Providing immediate response to the needs of people affected by the prolonged food crisis
  • Working to restore the livelihoods of vulnerable populations 

 

Action Against Hunger has been present in Ethiopia since 1985
Action Against Hunger has been present in Ethiopia since 1985

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Facts

Number of staff
618
Operating since
1985
Based in
Ahmara, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambella, Somali, Oromo, Dire Dawa