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Ethiopia Drought Joint Response 2022 (EDJR)


Due to persistent insecurity and climatic shocks that are anticipated to continue until 2023, the population in Ethiopia in need of humanitarian food aid has reached record levels in 2022 (between 10 and 15 million people). The potential for a below-average deyr/hageya2season (in terms of rainfall) is creating the conditions for a historic five-season drought.

Implementation Area
Somali and Oromia Region
Government of the Netherlands – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Thematic Area
Humanitarian Aid
Project Start Date – End Date
June 28, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Plan International Nederland, Save the Children Nederland, Stichting Tear Fund Nederland, HUNDEE Oromo Grassroots Development Initiatives, Organisation for Welfare and Development in Action

Ethiopia’s humanitarian needs much exceed the amount of aid available. Around 2.7 million people will require help between December 2021 and April 2022 in the Somali and Oromia regions. The most severely impacted areas are in the south of the nation, including Somalia (where 3 million people require aid), South Oromia (where 2.8 million people do), and SNNPR (where 2.8 million people do).

People That We Work With

The project reached 229,051 targeted people with an FSL, WASH and MPC intervention in Somali Region: • Shebelle Zone (Woredas – Shabelle, Gode) Oromia Region: • Borena Zone (Woredas – Dubluk, Teltelle, Miyo, Moyale, Yabelo) • Guji Zone (Woreda – Liben) • East Bale Zone (Woredas – LagaHida, and Raytu)


The project targeted 88,804 affected people with lifesaving and life-sustaining assistance in the


See this project results in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Registry HERE