Project profile — Humanitarian Response to Conflict in Ethiopia – CARE 2022


CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2022-06-07 - 2024-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Water And Sanitation: Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (25.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social Dialogue (16080) (25.00%)
• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (25.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• 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)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


February 2022 - The conflict in northern Ethiopia is well into its second year and has given rise to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. An estimated 9.4 million people in the three conflict-affected states currently require humanitarian assistance, including up to 90% of the population of the Tigray region. Displacement, disruption of livelihoods and constraints on humanitarian access have left at least 400,000 people facing famine conditions, and human rights abuses, including widespread sexual violence, have marked the conflict since its outset. With GAC’s support, CARE addresses the essential health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and protection needs of conflict-affected populations in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Project activities include: (1) providing material and technical support to local health facilities and the operation of mobile health units in hard-to-reach areas; (2) restoring damaged water and sanitation facilities serving internally displaced people sites and host communities; and (3) training health providers and local authorities to better address critical protection needs. The project also includes a development component, through which CARE is supporting local stakeholders to (4) strengthening durable health and nutrition services; (5) improving approaches related to water resource management; and (6) developing sustainable and institutionalized sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response strategies for the long-term.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to healthcare; (2) improved access to safe water and sanitation; and (3) increased availability of critical protection services for displaced and other conflict-affected populations in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The longer term outcomes for this project include: (4) reduced incidence of and improved response to sexual and gender-based violence; and (5) improved resilience, safety and health of targeted communities. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained through Nutrition, WASH and Protection interventions for women, men, boys and girls in Eastern Tigray, Ethiopia.

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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