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    • New IFC and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiative to boost private sector engagement for refugees and their host communities
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New International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiative to boost private sector engagement for refugees and their host communities

Forced displacement is a growing crisis that is too large and complex for governments and humanitarian agencies to solve alone

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced a joint initiative to create inclusive economic opportunities that will benefit refugees and their host communities. Among other goals, the initiative aims to mobilize private sector projects over the next five years to demonstrate the viability of…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Ambassador Jacobson Visits Hawassa, Sidama & Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Regions to Review United States (U.S.) Supported Projects

In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022, the Ambassador visited a community health center providing services to people affected by HIV/AIDS

Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U. S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, traveled to Hawassa to meet with the regional presidents of both the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and the Sidama regions.  She met with SNNPR President H.E. Ristu Yirdaw and President of Sidama Region H.E. Desta…

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    • The African Development Bank's Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is supporting the Tulu Moye geothermal project in Ethiopia for ten million US dollars
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Ethiopia: Sustainable Energy Fund Africa provides $10 million grant to support Tulu Moye Geothermal Resource Development

The SEFA grant complements existing facilities to mitigate the high risk associated with drilling activities and help attract commercial debt capital to finance the project

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (http://www.AfDB.org/) has approved a $10 million reimbursable grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (http://www.AfDB.org/SEFA) to support a geothermal drilling program that will add 50 megawatts of renewable energy to Ethiopia’s power system. The Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations PLC…

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European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) supports WaSH services in response to the Cholera outbreak in Ethiopia

WHO has supported technically and financially the training of 181 health workers on practical skills of water quality monitoring and IPC/WASH

According to Ethiopia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2022, the country has been experiencing one of the most severe La Niña- induced droughts in the last decade following the fifth consecutive failed rainy season since late 2020. The areas most affected are Afar, Oromia, SNNP, Somali, and Southwest regions. This prolonged…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Increasing Number of Children Pushed Out of Education in Ethiopia Due to Severe Drought, Conflict and Forced Displacement

Joint mission to Ethiopia by Education Cannot Wait and Norway International Development Minister brings attention to one of the world’s largest education crises that has left 3.6 million children out of school

Ethiopia is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises it has seen in decades. On a joint high-level visit to Ethiopia, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the Norwegian Minister of International Development took stock of education needs in areas affected by the compounding, crippling impacts on children due to conflict,…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Disaster Recovery Training in Ethiopia by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Turkish Red Crescent

Certificates of Achievement were presented to the participants at the end of the training program which lasted 50 hours in 6 days in total

A disaster recovery training was organized in Ethiopia with support from Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA). The “Educational Training for Organizing the Leaders of Society and Reducing Disaster Damages” was held in cooperation with TİKA, the Turkish Red Crescent, and Maxbridge Foundation. Certificates of Achievement were presented to the…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

The Government of Ethiopia is Ensuring Effective Implementation of the Peace Agreement

Ethiopians across the country have overwhelmingly welcomed the peace deal

It is to be recalled that the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) signed a peace agreement in South Africa on the 2nd of November 2022, ending the two-year-long conflict in northern Ethiopia. This was followed by a declaration of senior…

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    • The African Development Fund is working to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists in Ethiopia’s drylands
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Ethiopia: African Development Fund Approves $13.95 Million Grant for Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program

The Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program will enhance access to climate-resilient, gender-sensitive integrated and sustainable water and sanitation services

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a $13.95 million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to implement the first phase of a livelihood improvement project for pastoralist communities in Ethiopia’s drylands. The Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program will enhance access to climate-resilient,…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

World Health Organization (WHO) Ethiopia scales up interventions to respond to gender-based violence in conflict affected regions of Ethiopia

WHO has deployed fit-for-purpose staff to support local authorities to revitalize and strengthen disease surveillance and reporting as well as sexual and reproductive health and GBV services at health facilities

World Health Organization (WHO) has donated a field vehicle and an ambulance to Afar Regional Health Bureau. The ambulance was procured with funding from the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office as part of its support to improving essential health service delivery at war-affected health facilities in northern Ethiopia,…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

The Government of Ethiopia Continues to Deliver Humanitarian Assistance to People in Tigray Region

In areas not covered by the Government, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has delivered 33.9 metric tons of medicine and related necessities

The Ethiopian Disaster and Risk Management Commission has begun delivering food assistance in different areas of the Tigray region. Medicine and related items have been delivered to Shire Town in three rounds. These deliveries have allowed health centres and Hospitals to resume services in Shire areas. The Ministry of Health…