The Embassy of Ireland in Addis Ababa this week announced funding of €9 million to respond to increased humanitarian needs in Ethiopia for 2022. This allocation adds to Ireland’s contribution last year of €25 million to respond to escalating crises.
Ireland’s funds will be channelled through UN, NGO and International Red Cross partners to provide support to people suffering from conflict and drought. The allocation will ensure that lifesaving services are provided to the most vulnerable including women and children, with a focus on protection, health and nutrition. It will help scale up emergency operations in regions affected by conflict and support the response to the ongoing drought.
With increased levels of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia this year, Ireland is maintaining its longstanding commitment to supporting the most vulnerable people in the country. We will continue to work with the Government of Ethiopia and implementing agencies to ensure a coordinated response reaches all communities in need.