Ethiopia – Emergency Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Shelter Assistance – CLWR 2019-2020

Reporting Organization:Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,900,000
Timeframe: March 26, 2019 - May 5, 2021
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ethiopia - $ 2,900,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (100.00 %)

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March 2019 – Drought and inter-communal conflict are expected to leave at least 8 million Ethiopians in need of humanitarian assistance, including nearly 2.9 million people displaced by violence and natural disasters. Internally displaced populations are amongst the most vulnerable in Ethiopia, living in nearly 1,200 informal settlements, often extremely remote and with almost no access to food or basic services. In addition, Ethiopia hosts more than 900,000 refugees reliant on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. With GAC’s support, the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is providing assistance to address the urgent needs of up 49,000 people displaced by conflict in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. This project focuses on improving water, sanitation and hygiene conditions and gender-sensitive infrastructures, improving the safety and quality of shelters, and increasing access to agricultural inputs. Project activities include: (1) rehabilitating 20 hand-dug wells, 9 shallow wells, and 6 ponds in the targeted communities; (2) distributing cooking and eating utensils benefiting up to 2,672 households; (3) distributing hand tools, and cereal and legume seeds to internally displaced people and host community households; and (4) constructing 4 gender-sensitive communal latrines for internally displaced people.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult men Adult women Children, boys Children, girls
Descriptors: Internally displaced people (IDP)
Total Direct Population: 49,000
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20 hand-dug wells rehabilitated
2,672 house holds received cooking and eating utensils
hand tools, and cereal and legume seeds distributed
4 gender-sensitive communal latrines constructed
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to gender-sensitive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) items and infrastructure; (2) improved quality of gender-sensitive shelters for internally displaced people; (3) increased access to agricultural inputs for internally displaced people and host communities. The expected ultimate outcome is reduced suffering, increased and maintained dignity and lives saved among vulnerable conflict- and drought-affected IDPs and host community members, with a focus on the specific needs of women, girls, men, and boys in three woredas of East Hararghe zone, Ethiopia.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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