Ethiopia Humanitarian Emergency

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

Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia are driven by conflict-related displacement and natural hazards, including recurrent drought, floods and desert locust infestation. The conflict in the Tigray region, which began in November of 2020, has forced tens of thousands more people from their homes. Internally displaced persons live under very challenging conditions, with limited access to basic services such as food, healthcare, water and sanitation. In Tigray region, there has been an alarming increase in reports of sexual violence. UNFPA's humanitarian action in Ethiopia includes maternal and newborn health, family planning as well as gender-based violence prevention and response services. UNFPA also distributes dignity kits, which contain items such as sanitary napkins, clothing, soap and undergarments, to support people in meeting their basic hygiene needs.

Country Population: 99.4 mil

Humanitarian needs

10 million
2.5 million
3.4 million
Last updated on - April 2021
UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2020

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Dignity Kits distributed
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.

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