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*

53 415
Number of jobs created

19 249
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

16 866
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

National projects

Cross-window projects

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News & Stories

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...

NEWS | 09 July 2018

Masfine, an Ethiopian returnee, shares his journey: "I do not want to anybody to suffer like I did"

Masfine embarked on a five month journey from Ethiopia to South Africa, in the hopes of being able to provide for his family. He travelled through Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique on foot, by boat and hidden inside goods in transport Lorries. But his expectations were cut short at the last...

The Ethiopian “Forum on Sustainable Child Empowerment” offers comprehensive protection support for trafficked children and young adults. Family reunification is one of the main services.
NEWS | 05 July 2018

Fighting human trafficking: Mihiret and other boys and girls found their way home thanks to the Forum on Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE)

Ethiopian Mihiret was only fifteen years old when a man lured her family into sending her away to the city on a promise of a better education. But what seemed like a good opportunity was in fact an open door to exploitation.  Once in Addis Ababa, the young girl was...