Humanitarian Emergency Affairs

HEA & NECR Sector AchievementEthiopia is amongst the developing countries most vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters. Conflict, desert locust invasion, recurrent climatic shocks such as floods and droughts, and the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 are the key drivers of humanitarian needs in Ethiopia. Through Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs programmes, we reach children of all backgrounds even in the most dangerous places and our emergency workers go to remote and unreachable areas to provide the ultimate support for children and families in need. 

We are committed to helping children have a fulfilled life through our integrated approaches which Include emergency water and sanitation, healthcare, education, protection, food assistance, livelihood, and shelter. Following World Vision’s disaster management standards, we are responding to three Category III (CAT III) and one Category II (CAT II) declared emergencies in Oromia, Tigray, Afar, Amhara, South Ethiopia, Central Ethiopia, South West Ethiopia, Sidama, Gambella, Somali and Benshangul Gumuz. These declarations are Sustained Humanitarian Response (May 2022 to April 2023), Northern Ethiopia Crisis Response (July 2023 to July 2024), Global Hunger Response (April 2022 to March 2023), Sudan Crisis and Migration Response (April 2023 to September 2024). 

In the year 2023, Our emergency response has reached a total of 6,076,339 people of which 3,301,497 are children and 1,549,265 are women through emergency WASH, Livelihoods, Health and Nutrition, Education in Emergencies, Protection and Shelter and non-food items (NFI), in 11 regions of the country.