Ethiopia Humanitarian Emergency

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Country Population:

99.4 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

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.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

10.0 million

Women of reproductive age

2.5 million

Pregnant women


Young people

3.4 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

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

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

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

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

  • 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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