Ethiopia Humanitarian Emergency

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

Ethiopia saw a significant increase in internally displaced people (IDP). By the end of 2017, over 1.5 million IDPs were identified across 861 sites in the country. Moreover, the country is hosting almost a million refugees. Only a third of the IDP sites have access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, and only 5% with services for clinical management of rape for survivors. Over one million women of reproductive age are in urgent need of lifesaving SRH interventions including safe birth, maternal health and essential newborn care, requiring implementation of the Minimum Initial Service Package for reproductive health Psychosocial distress and lack of safe spaces for women and children, risk mitigation and response to incidents of gender-based violence (GBV), and reunification or alternative care for children separated from their families were identified as priority issues in the Protection Assessment conducted by the Protection Cluster. UNFPA has distributed 13,400 dignity kits and reached almost 40,000 people with reproductive health kits since January 2018, and will continue to lead the GBV sub-cluster in Ethiopia.

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

Humanitarian needs

10.41 million
2.60 million
3.60 million
Last updated on - 01 September 2018
UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    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
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    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.