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 targets*

14 805
Number of jobs created

24 554
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

10 302
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

National projects

Total 10

Regional projects

Total 11

Cross-window projects

Total 5
Export projects list:CSV

News & Stories

NEWS | 06 November 2018

"I learned that I can work hard in my own country and be successful" - after four years in Libya, Shukrya is now rebuilding her life back home in Ethiopia

 “One of my main goals when I decided to migrate was the opportunity to change my life and that of my family,” twenty-seven-year-old Shukrya says. “However, once you leave your country, things are not as you imagined them to be. And, in my case, nothing turned out as planned.”


NEWS | 30 October 2018

Tafari gets a push out of poverty by benefiting from multiple trainings and funding, his community bears the fruits

Tafari Zewde's farm is regularly visited by other farmers to whom he teaches agricultural methods, such as compost use or irrigation. He is a farmer and father of six from Galcha Suke village, Ethiopia, who has received training, livestock and machinery through the REAL projects. This multiple support approach is...

Beyono, an Ethiopian returnee
NEWS | 07 August 2018

Beyono, an Ethiopian returnee, shares his story: "I did not think there would be so much pain and suffering"

Ethiopian Beyono is 24 years old and wanted to go to South Africa to change his life and that of his family. Beyono's journey took him to Nairobi then to Mombasa, where he continued to Tanzania, mostly travelling by rubber boat and lorry, hidden under beer bottles. From the seventy...

Ethiopia-Kenya Cross-border Omo Delta Project: NGO partners hold meeting in Addis Ababa
NEWS | 30 July 2018

Ethiopia-Kenya Omo Delta Cross-border Project: NGO partners hold meeting in Addis Ababa

From 18 to 24 July 2018, representatives from Kenya and Ethiopia of the 6 NGOs implementing the project "Omo Delta" met in Addis Ababa to discuss and validate the baseline survey undertaken in the project area Turkana and Marsabit in Kenya and South Omo and Bench Maji in Ethiopia. The...