Project profile — Humanitarian Response to Conflict in Ethiopia – Save the Children 2022


Save the Children Canada (22502)
2022-06-03 - 2023-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Health education (12261) (25.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (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) (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)


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, Save the Children addresses the essential health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and protection needs of conflict-affected populations in Ethiopia’s Afar region. Project activities include: (1) providing material and technical support to local health facilities and operating mobile health units in hard-to-reach areas; (2) restoring damaged water and sanitation facilities serving internally displaced persons 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 Save the Children addresses the longer-term sustainability of the above health, WASH, and protection outcomes through (4) system strengthening activities; and addresses gender inequity faced by women and girls through and (5) improved sexual and reproductive health and rights and sexual and gender-based violence services and responses.

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 Afar region. The longer term outcomes for this project include: (4) improved capacity of local authorities to provide essential health, WASH, and protection services; and (5) reduced gender inequality faced by women in the target communities. The expected ultimate outcome is reduced suffering, increased and maintained human dignity, and lives saved among crisis-affected girls, boys, women and men from IDP and host population in Brahele, Dallol and Erebti woredas in Afar region, Ethiopia.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
04-08-2023 Disbursement $900,000
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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