12 projects

Situated in the centre of the Horn of Africa region, Ethiopia is the destination point for thousands of refugees as well as a country of transit and a source of, migrants seeking opportunities beyond its borders. We aim to create economic and employment opportunities, particularly for vulnerable people, through vocational training, access to micro-finance or by creating industrial parks. We support Ethiopia in addressing the long-term development and protection needs of refugees and their host communities, as well as in tackling root causes of instability and internally forced displacement.


Selected results*

16 167
Number of jobs created

52 447
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

13 331
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

National projects

Total 12

Regional projects

Total 12

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

NEWS | 08 December 2020

EU-IOM Joint Initiative: Unaccompanied migrant children stranded in Bossaso, Somalia, could finally return home

Bossaso – Seventeen unaccompanied migrant children and five women who were stranded in Somalia for months due to COVID-19 movement restrictions, have returned home to Ethiopia.

The 22 migrants left Bossaso in late October with support from the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the...

Evacuation from Libya, for Beza, meant that she was provided a chance to live again.UNHCR/ Rediet Hirpaye
STORY | 17 November 2020

ETM Rwanda: EU support helps UNHCR to bring fresh hope to a young refugee

Story by Eugene Sibomana and Rediet Hirpaye 

“Libya does not look at gender, both men and women suffer. The only difference is that men get beaten and tortured, while women get beaten and raped”, recalls Beza Yimesgen*, an 18-year-old Ethiopian refugee currently living in the Emergency Transit Mechanism...

A new point of entry on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border has been opened close to the town of Balho at the Northern border to Djibouti on 20. SeptemberGIZ
NEWS | 21 September 2020

EU and Germany support the establishment of third point of entry on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border through the BMM programme

A new point of entry on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border has been opened close to the town of Balho at the Northern border to Djibouti on 20th September. It is the third official entry point between both countries in addition to the border posts in Galafi at the Western border...

Over 15,000 residents across the three RASMI target countries were reached with COVID-19 and peace messages shared by boundary partners and public health officials through roadshow caravans.PACT
NEWS | 06 August 2020

From Peace Champions to COVID-19 Champions: RASMI Boundary Partners’ Double-Duty Response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic in Mandera Triangle

With the goal of reducing conflicts and mitigating their impact, the EUTF-funded RASMI project works to enhance social capital and cohesion, strengthen peace structures, and ensure conflict sensitivity in efforts by private sector players. RASMI’s geographical reach extends from Mandera East, Rhamu and Banisa in Mandera County, Kenya, to Belet-Hawa,...