Since 2018, Ethiopia has witnessed an escalation in unrest including large-scale displacement, killings, and destruction of property following domestic political changes. Such unrest has exacerbated the impact of climate-related crises, including the most devastating desert locust infestation in 25 years, which has damaged crops and fostered food insecurity. In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrated Ethiopia leading to lockdowns and transport bans in many regions that restricted access to markets. Then in November 2020 conflict erupted in the northern Tigray region, displacing many Ethiopians and contributing an approximate 1.1 million additional people needing assistance in Amhara, Afar and Tigray regions. All of these events have severely disrupted livelihoods, affected the availability of staple market commodities, and threatened to sharply escalate humanitarian need for vulnerable populations across the country.
REACH was first deployed to Ethiopia in 2019 in order to support market monitoring efforts and track the prices of basic goods following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As conflict has escalated in the Tigray region, REACH will implement humanitarian situation monitoring in early 2021 to identify priority needs among those who remain in the inaccessible areas of Tigray and provide information to aid actors on the ground in Ethiopia and Sudan.
Clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) broke out on 15 April 2023. Fighting has been concentrated in densely populated urban centres, starting in Khartoum but quickly spreading across the country. These clashes have triggered waves of forced displacement, both internally as well as to neighbouring countries, including Central […]
As of the 14 of March 2023, this thread has been archived. To see future updates on Syria, see our latest news section and for more information products, check out our REACH Syria page Two powerful earthquakes struck south-eastern Türkiye within a span of 12 hours on the 6th of February. The first, with a […]
Today marks International Women’s Day, an annual global event intended to celebrate women’s achievements while also calling for greater gender equality and equity. To commemorate the milestone this year, we explored the application of gender-inclusive approaches in humanitarian research, specifically needs assessments that are conducted with representatives from crisis-affected communities in the world’s largest humanitarian […]
As an homage to the victims of the Kouré attack of August 2020, a shared project to build a school has been set up with families of the victims. It is implemented by ACTED, IMPACT and Léo Pour Le Monde. Since October 3rd, the school welcomes 180 pupils in middle school, and from Year 2 […]
The COP27 climate summit kicked off this week in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. As parties to the climate change treaty gather to review annual progress on reducing carbon emissions, one key issue at the forefront for many activists is the impact the climate crisis is having on poorer countries. These nations bear the brunt of erratic […]
IMPACT Initiatives, notably via its REACH, AGORA, and PANDA initiatives, is increasingly committing research efforts to inform the aid community on how to tackle climate risk. The objective? To identify evidence-based solutions that can be applied in fragile contexts to strengthen the resilience of communities. How? By conducting scientifically robust risk assessments, working with local actors to develop a better understanding of risk, and building local analytical and communication capacities.
As of the 6 of October 2022, this thread has been archived. To see future updates on Ukraine, see our latest news section and for more information products, check out our REACH Ukraine page FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE UKRAINE WAR As conflict in Ukraine continues, the gravity of the humanitarian situation is clear. People […]
REACH Ethiopia JMMI Factsheet, April 2023
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) March 2023 Factsheet
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) February 2023 Factsheet
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) January 2023 Factsheet
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) December 2022 Factsheet
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) November 2022 Factsheet
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) October 2022 Factsheet
Ethiopia Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) September 2022 Factsheet