Ethiopia Humanitarian Emergency

A young woman in bright yellow headscarf.
UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw

Ethiopia faces complex humanitarian challenges associated with the country's diverse geo-climatic and socioeconomic conditions. El Nino-related phenomena and conflict have led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of individuals in recent years. The country also hosts one of the largest refugee populations in Africa due to conflict in neighbouring countries. Violence against women and girls has increased in the wake of these crises. At the same time, the affected populations are often unable to access functioning health facilities and services that provide life-saving medical treatment, information and counseling concerning sexual and reproductive health. UNFPA and partners in Ethiopia work to provide these services and to establish mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 99.4 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

6.38 million
1.60 million
2.11 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.