WFP welcomes €8.5 million from the republic of Germany for emergency food assistance in Ethiopia



WFP welcomes €8.5 million from the republic of Germany for emergency food assistance in Ethiopia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a generous contribution of €8.5 million for 2021-2023 from the people of Germany to provide emergency assistance to save lives and the livelihoods of communities affected by conflict and climate change in Ethiopia. It is part of Germany ’s flexible funding for the Eastern Africa region.

Germany’s donation will contribute to WFP’s Tigray emergency response that aims to reach up to 2.1 million people with urgently needed food and nutrition assistance. A total of 5.2 million people, or 91 percent of Tigray’s entire population need emergency food assistance due to conflict.

The donation will also support WFP’s refugee response in the country and help to deliver life-saving and life-changing emergency food assistance to communities in Ethiopia ’s Somali region who are affected by extreme climate shocks.

“WFP welcomes this timely and generous contribution from the people of Germany to enable us to respond to the most urgent humanitarian needs across the country,” said WFP Ethiopia’s Representative and Country Director Dr. Steven Were Omamo.

“WFP is immensely proud of its long-standing partnership with the Federal Republic of Germany and we are grateful for its commitment to working together with us to improve food security and help vulnerable people in Ethiopia to get the food they need to survive, get back on their feet and become food secure,” he added. 

German Ambassador to Ethiopia Stephan Auer visited WFP’s warehouse and offices in Adama last week to witness food being dispatched to communities in urgent need of food assistance. The Ambassador also heard from teams on the ground about how WFP’s life-saving assistance is delivered across the country.

“WFP’s work is of the utmost importance – now more than ever. Germany is proud to support WFP in Ethiopia and beyond, being the organization’s second largest donor worldwide,” he said following his visit.  

Germany’s donation comes at a critical time as WFP faces a funding shortfall. WFP currently requires US$203 million to maintain operations in Tigray Region until the end of the year, and an additional US$97 million is needed to cover relief food operations in the Somali region during the next six months.

Short Link:


NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @

Recent Posts

Philippines’ Duterte lashes out at ICC over drug war probe Almost 11,000 migrants waiting for visas to join family in Germany Grave violations against children in conflict remain ‘alarmingly high’- UN Insurgency: Zulum urges resumption of Naval operations in Baga NYSC organises free medical outreach for Lagos residents NYSC medical outreach benefits 2m Nigerians — DG Chadian activist seeks Nigeria’s support to restore peace in his country Osinbajo rallies youths on active engagement in politics LASG gives 3-day ultimatum to property owners encroaching on canals Patricide: We’ll rely on advice from DPP – Police We are supporting states to intensify cholera outbreak response – NCDC By Abujah Racheal Widow of slain Oyo journalist wants killers brought to justice Buhari appoints Ekpungu EFCC Secretary, names board members Gunmen kill ATM customer in Ibadan Makinde inaugurates Oyo Security Network board, Amotekun corps Nigerian army dismisses video of soldiers mutilating suspect Anambra 2021: PDP NWC meets stakeholders, sues for unity FG pays N10b to 1m beneficiaries every 2 months -Coordinator COVID-19: Union urges Nigerians in S/Africa to obey new lockdown rules COVID-19: World Bank, AU partner to support vaccination for 400m Africans President Buhari reassures commitment to tackle insecurity Verification: customs threatens to detain defaulting airplanes Niger to support special squad to rescue Islamiyyah children Association hails FG’s agric intervention programmes $430m Enugu-Cameroon highway to be completed before 2021 end – AfDB U.S. ready to meet N. Korean officials ‘anywhere, anytime’ – Envoy Rural Entrepreneurship: Agency empowers 200 women, youths in FCT Alleged sexual assault: Baba Ijesha to be arraigned on June 24 Yoga practice best under supervision to prevent complications – Physician My faith in young generation unshakable — Aisha Buhari Court remands man for allegedly beating woman to death NYSC offers free medical services to 2 million rural dwellers 46th Birthday reflections by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State – Full Speech Iranian nuclear power plant shut for technical reasons 49th Birthday reflections by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State – Full Speech Crocodiles kill Indonesian mineworker Lagos-Abeokuta expressway: TRACE cautions truck drivers against speeding Buhari greets former I-G Solomon Arase at 65 Germany records flat population growth first time in almost decade England’s COVID-19 vaccine bookings top 1m in 2 days E-Livestock Global fez o launch of the Mastercard solution based on blockchain (chain of blocks and dice) with the objective of increasing the visibility of the non-Zimbabwean bovine industry NAFDAC to register, certify premises of chemical manufacturers Russia urges attention on Iranian oil back to market Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso on Refugee Day COVID-19: Bereaved urges compassion for victims’ relatives By Cecilia Ologunagba COVID-19: Nigeria’s Consulate in New York embarks on vaccination drive COVID-19: NCDC reports zero cases June 20 Troops eliminate 20 terrorists in Borno Qatar wants to allow only vaccinated fans to attend 2022 World Cup Switzerland crush Turkey but must wait on Euro 2020 hopes