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Addressing the Needs of Returning IDPs (Triple Nexus)

Project Humanitarian aid
Borana -

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia has been dominated by climate change, ethnic conflicts and a large number of internally displaced people. The combination of more intense and frequent climate-related shocks, wars, instability, natural resource degradation and other socio-political vulnerabilities, have led to a protracted crisis in the Oromia Region and the bordering zone of the Oromia Region.

Borana/Oromia Region
Thematic area
Humanitarian Aid
Project duration
01/03/2020 – 01/12/2021
Sustainable Development Goals
No Poverty

Cordaid Ethiopia supports the population with emergency aid. We have been implementing humanitarian aid and resilience programmes along the border of the Oromia and Somali Regions as people have started to return to their villages. To provide recovery and resilience supports for those IDPs and returnees who are settling in the adjacent woredas of Somali and Oromia regions, Triple nexus approach was initiated and implemented since March 2020.

The project links humanitarian aid interventions with activities that enhance community resilience and address conflict risks to  enable these IDPs/returnees get basic food and WASH services and livelihood restoration supports. Special focus is given for the most in need for reducing the level of negative coping mechanism. The resilience component includes more sustainable WASH and livelihood (livestock, agriculture, off-farm and non-farm) supports. Mainstreaming of conflict resolution and peacebuilding activities are also conducted to contribute for the conflict mitigation efforts in the areas.

Our project also supports livelihood security activities of the returnees. By adopting a conflict-sensitive strategy, the humanitarian response works towards delivery of aid that is respectful of humanitarian principles, while laying the foundation for livelihoods and peace activities, avoiding negative impacts and maximizing positive ones.

Target Beneficiaries

The project targets 17,567 people directly and 35,500 community members indirectly.

Project Objectives

  1. Increasing access to water, sanitation, hygiene and other community facilities.
  2. Improving access to livelihood support.
  3. Increasing the knowledge and skills of target communities to identify, prevent and resolve conflicts.
  4. Increasing the knowledge and skills of informal justice actors, local officials and other community stakeholders on conflict prevention, mitigation and peacebuilding.