Humanitarian assistance to UNICEF’s operation in Ethiopia
Development cooperation , 10.12.2020

Humanitarian assistance to UNICEF’s operation in Ethiopia

Description

Ethiopia’s humanitarian situation is very difficult. In the last years, the country has suffered from floods and desert locust. Covid-19 pandemic and the conflict in Tigray have aggravated the situation. An estimated 20 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 7 million live without clean water and more than 550 000 children suffer from severe malnutrition. There are 1.8 million internally displaced people in the country, of whom 1 million are children. Ethiopia is also hosting 735 000 refugees from other countries. Finland’s funding to UNICEF’s humanitarian programme in Ethiopia respond to critical needs and supports both UNICEF’s country operations and the specific response to the conflict in Tigray. In 2020, UNICEF’s actions target 2.65 million people, of whom 1.43 million are children. UNICEF’s fields of action are food and nutrition, water and sanitation as well as protection. It’s objectives for 2020 include for example to give treatment to 460 000 children affected by Severe Acute Malnourishment, to provide 2.65 million people with access to a sufficient quantity of safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene as well as to give mental health and psychosocial support services to 96 000 children.

More information

https://www.unicef.org/ethiopia/(Link to another website.)

Funding decision  10.12.2020

2 000 000 €

Target country

Ethiopia

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

Field of activity

  • Material relief assistance and services 100%

Type of aid

Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)

Special target group

  • children

Funding channel

YK:n lastenrahasto

Contact

keo-70

Code for the object of funding

23816954

ID

UHA2020-007418

Modified

05.01.2021