Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and borders with Sudan and South Sudan to the west; Eritrea to the north and north-east; Djibouti and Somaliland to the east; Somalia and Kenya to the south. The country is among the fastest growing non-oil producing economies in Africa. However, Ethiopia’s geographic and demographic profile makes it highly vulnerable to hazards such as drought, flooding and disease outbreaks.
Ethiopia continues to face significant humanitarian and development challenges, widespread food insecurity and malnutrition due to recurrent drought impact; and disease outbreaks mainly due to poor WASH facilities in IDP sites and in drought and flood-impacted communities.

ACTED in Ethiopia

ACTED has been present in Ethiopia since early 2020, with a coordination office in Addis Ababa and supports partner operations in field bases in Somali, Tigray and Southern Nations Nationalities People’s Republic (SNNPR).

The level of humanitarian needs in Ethiopia will continue to remain high through 2020. ACTED’s strategy, in line with the Grand Bargain commitment of Localisation, aims to continue to work with national implementing partners to deliver humanitarian aid as well as build the resilience of communities.

With funding from the French Government, ACTED will provide food security and livelihood support to 14,000 people in Liben and Dawa Zone of Somali Region of Ethiopia. This will be through unconditional cash transfer as well as seed system support.

Current projects

Ethiopian Crisis to Resilience with IMPACT/REACH
Provision of life-saving general food assistance to food insecure population and internally displaced persons in the Somali region
Emergency and life-saving assistance to displacement affected populations countrywide through Camp Coordination and Management response
Emergency and livelihoods assistance for the most vulnerable displaced populations in Afar region
Improved access to and coordination of assessments, analysis, and information management services for humanitarian actors in crisis-affected areas of Ethiopia
Integrated Multi-sectoral response to support vulnerable communities (IDPs/Returnees and Host communities) in Dangur and Mandura woredas of Metekel zone, Benishangul Gumuz Region (Envelope 1- Benisbangul Gumuz Region)