AAH-I launched the Ethiopia country programme in 2017 to address both humanitarian and development challenges. The country is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa and provides support ti refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, and Yemen. AAH Ethiopia’s humanitarian work has initial focus in Gambela, Somali, Tigray and Afar regions while development efforts will be concentrated in Amhara, Southern Nations, Nationalities, People’s region and Addis Ababa.

The country programme has established a partnership with IGAD with the intention to cooperate in pastoral livelihoods, peace reconciliation, security, health, and agriculture projects in the cross-border areas of the greater Mandera Triangle (greater Liben in Ethiopia, Mandera in Kenya and Gedo in Somalia), the greater Turkana triangle (common boundary between Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia), the Dhikil cluster (general areas between Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia) and in Gambella (border of Ethiopia and South Sudan).


Programming Pillars

Gambela Zuria Woreda RegionJewi Refugee Camp
SDG2Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
The project contributes to the progress towards achieving Targets 2.1 and 2.2 of Sustainable Development Goal 2 by facilitating access by populations in vulnerable situations to safe and nutritious food so as to reduce forms of malnutrition and meet the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and children.
The primary aim of the intervention is to improve the nutritional status of refugee beneficiaries by increasing uptake of a diversified and nutritious diet especially among children and mothers. The intervention addresses a gap in monthly food allotment, low Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS), and insufficient intake of nutritious food among South Sudanese refugees in Jewi Refugee Camp.
The strategic objectives of the project are to improve food security and diet diversity of refugee family households and achieve the Acceptable Food Consumption Score (FCS) for 80% of the households targeted for poultry production in Jewi Refugee Camp. The ultimate goal is strengthening food security, nutrition situation, diet diversification, and livestock production among the targeted population. AAH Ethiopia is collaborating with ARRA, Bureau of Livestock (regional and district level), UNHCR, International Medical Corps (IMC), WFP, and the Refugee Central Committees (RCC).
Ethiopia is one of the first five African countries participating in the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), and the government’s refugee agency, the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), and UNHCR, have drawn up a plan on how to implement the CRRF’s nine pledges, outlining opportunities and partnerships to be put in place.
Start Date: March 1, 2019End Date: November 30, 2019
Donor and/or Lead Agency: Own Funds

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