Ethiopia: Humanitarian Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Ethiopian local and national non-governmental organisations received humanitarian aid from her Department; and what proportion of her Department's overall aid for Ethiopia this represented in each of the last five years.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

DFID has provided £83.5 million to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) over the last five years from the total DFID bilateral funding listed in the table below. In 2015/16, the EHF provided £29 million of life-saving support to 4.3 million people during Ethiopia’s worst drought in 30 years. Approximately £4.4 million of this funding was delivered by local and national NGOs.

In addition to our bilateral funding, targeted support is being provided through DFID’s centrally managed Disasters Emergency Preparedness Programme to deliver 5 projects supporting national and local NGOs in Ethiopia to engage more effectively in humanitarian preparedness and response.

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Figures for financial year 2016/17 will be published in the DFID Annual Report and accounts due for publication in Summer 2017.

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