UAE Provides $6m to UNICEF’s Humanitarian Response in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government has made a 6 million US dollars contribution to UNICEF’s humanitarian response for children in Ethiopia, the UN Children’s Fund said on Tuesday.

The UAE has made the latest contribution to UNICEF through the Famine Relief Fund.

Ethiopia is a country facing multiple emergencies and as a result it has caused a sharp increase in malnutrition cases. 

Across the four drought-impacted regions, the UN agency estimates 600,000 children will require treatment for severe acute malnutrition by the end of the year.

The UAE contribution “comes at a critical time to address the malnutrition crisis the country is facing,” said Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia. 

“This funding will enable us to procure much-needed ready-to-use therapeutic food which will save the lives of countless children.”

UNICEF is targeting an estimated 3.4 million people, including 1.4 million children, as part of its immediate response in Ethiopia.