At the virtue of concluding the 2019 budget year, we are substantially satisfied with our project activity performances supporting refugee, internally displaced people (IDP) and needy local communities throughout provision of basic services in Oromia, Gambella, Benishangul- Gumz, Somali, South Nation Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP), Tigray and Afar Regional States, Ethiopia.
As a result, ANE continues to be considered as dependable locally established humanitarian organization ensuring a streamlined process of leadership and management striving to address basic needs of most affected people in Ethiopia.
Since July 2018, under Ethiopian Government Leadership, ANE has been engaging in humanitarian assistance provision programs for an estimated of 800, 000 vulnerable people displaced as result of renewed inter-communal violence erupted in Gedo Zone and West Guji Zone, of South Nation, Nationalities and People (SNNP) and Oromia Regional States, Ethiopia.
In the last Eight-Year Project Implementation Period (2012-2019), ANE, in partnership with multiple Ethiopian government organs as well as donors, was able to provide humanitarian assistances, under the thematic areas of Provision of Food and Core Relief Items(CRIs), Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter and Infrastructures, Education, Livelihood, Emergency Services, Environment Protection,Energy and Psycho- Social Support for People with Specific Needs, so as to meet the basic need of more than 1.5 Million refugees, drought affected host communities and internally displaced persons in Oromia, Gambella, Benishangul – Gumuz, Oromia, Somali, South Nation Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP), Tigray and Afar Regional States of Ethiopia.
Most importantly, I would like to praise ANE Bule Hora Field Office for its 2019 outstanding performance covering various humanitarian activities completed in support of IDP and Returnee IDPs in West Guji Zone, Oromia Regional State and Gedio Zone, SNNP Regional State . These include mainly the Shelter construction, Rehabilitation of Public Institutions under Quick Impact Project and WASH services supported by Ethiopian Government, UNHCR and IOM.
Over the 2020 project partnership agreements established, among the others, with Ethiopian Government Refugee Counterpart Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs(ARRA), Local Government Administrations, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Program(WFP), International Organization for Migration(IOM) and other potential donors identified, ANE will continue providing numerous humanitarian supports so as to meet the best interest of refugees, IDP and most affected local communities.
Grateful we are for direct supports of our donors, to the combined roles of our organization’s Patron, the General Assembly, constructive leadership by most experienced board members and executive management as well as effective works of more than 300 dedicated staff members and volunteers enable ANE to be considered as the strongest organization ensuring profound intervention to support the Ethiopian government efforts in the field of humanitarian and development programs.
I also count on the same level of commitment and efforts of all staff members to enhance our organization capacity for more protection of vulnerable people in 2020 and the years to follow.