Integrated multi-sectoral approach to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities of Wag Himra Zone

The action aims to strengthen economic opportunities and resilience of communities most vulnerable to human induced crises and natural disasters through measures that will increase livelihoods and employment opportunities and ensure better access to basic services.

DG INTPA Ethiopia
©Sofia Wraber

01.07.2016 – 30.11.2019

Total amount
EUR 1.350.000

Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA, formerly DG DEVCO) via Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

Project Description

ACF has provided DCA with EUR 1.350.000 from their contract with DG INTPA. With this financial support the project has promoted the well-being of the communities most vulnerable to human induced crises and natural disaster by developing economic opportunities, improving access to basic services, providing care practices, as well as building resilience of communities in the Wag Himra cluster of the Amhara region in Ethiopia that face irregular migration.

The expected results of the action include ensuring access to basic and quality social services in health, nutrition and WASH, strengthened livelihoods and economic opportunities, enhanced disaster risk management capacity, increased knowledge and research about climate resistant agriculture and ensured timely response to acute crisis.

In total the action will reach an estimated 158.637 people equivalent to 28.843 households directly, and 414.311 people or 75.329 households indirectly. The target group is vulnerable poor farmers, children under the age of 5, PLW and caregivers, vulnerable unemployed youth and women, teenage women, beneficiaries of the governments Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), and key community members.


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