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ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan

Jean-Yves Barba

Chief Technical Advisor

Luladay Aragaw
National Programme Officer

Eirmyas Kaase
National Project Coordinator


The second-largest refugee-hosting country in Africa

Ethiopia is the second-largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. In January 2019, it adopted a new Refugee Proclamation which represents a significant milestone in the country’s long history of welcoming and hosting refugees from across the region. Additionally, more than 2.6 million IDPs have been driven out of their places of residence due to conflicts and disasters, including climate change, across the country.

Number of IDPs: 2,615,800 Number of refugees and asylum seekers: 905,379