Project profile — Ethiopia - Humanitarian Assistance for Displaced Persons - Save the Children Canada 2019


Save the Children Canada (22502)
2019-03-26 - 2020-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


In 2019, drought and inter-communal conflict are expected to leave at least 8 million Ethiopians in need of humanitarian assistance, including nearly 2.9 million people displaced by violence and natural disasters. Populations of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are amongst the most vulnerable in Ethiopia, living in nearly 1,200 informal settlements, often extremely remote and with almost no access to food or basic services. In addition, Ethiopia hosts more than 900,000 refugees reliant on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. With GAC’s support, Save the Children Canada is helping to address the health and nutrition needs of up to 39,000 people displaced by the conflicts in the Dawa zone of Ethiopia’s Somali region and Gedeo zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples region through support to local health facilities. Given the increased risk of violence for displaced women and girls, the project is focusing on enhancing the capacity of local health facilities to treat acute malnutrition, respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and provide sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to healthcare; and (2) improved access to treatment for acute malnutrition amongst internally displaced persons in Ethiopia. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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