Millions of people in Ethiopia remain chronically vulnerable to disease outbreaks, food insecurity and malnutrition. The country has also received thousands of people displaced by political instability and violence in neighbouring countries.
In March 2014, CERF allocated US$6 million to help humanitarian agencies provide food, shelter, protection and transportation assistance to thousands of people fleeing conflict in South Sudan. UN agencies estimate that over 61,000 refugees have arrived in Ethiopia form South Sudan since mid-December.
In 2013, humanitarian partners in Ethiopia received $18.2 million to help contain a nutrition crisis and a yellow fever outbreak. Since 2006, aid agencies in Ethiopia have received close to $177 million from CERF, making Ethiopia the fund’s fourth largest recipient.