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*

24 604
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

14 805
Number of jobs created

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

National projects

Total 12

Regional projects

Total 12

Cross-window projects

Total 5
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News & Stories

NEWS | 08 May 2019

Ethiopia: Memorandum of Understanding for assistance and protection of victims of human trafficking and vulnerable migrants signed in Amhara

“Improved coordination between public agencies and service providers is crucial for the protection of trafficked persons and vulnerable migrants in Amhara Regional State. This Memorandum of Understanding is the right starting point for a continued endeavour”, Mulunesh Abebe Alebachew, Head of the Amhara Bureau of Labour and Social Affairs (BoLSA),...

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 returneeIOM
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...