Action for the Needy in Ethiopia (ANE)


Action for the Needy in Ethiopia (ANE) is an indigenous, Non-Governmental, humanitarian organization established in 2012. It is officially registered under the FDRE Charities and Societies Agency/CHSA/ to work in Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Regions of Ethiopia. In addition, ANE is granted a broader mandate with an operational license, from the Ministry of Agriculture, Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector, to work in all Regions of the country.

In 2012, ANE started working in Guji and Borena Zones of Oromia Region and Moyale and Liben Zones of Somali Region. The main focus was to assist the drought-affected people providing food, water and clothes. ANE is steadily growing with an increasing effort to reach out to the most vulnerable host communities and refugees. Currently, its humanitarian service has been widely spread in other parts of Oromia, Gambella and Benishangu-Gumuz Regions addressing both emergency and development needs of refugees and disaster- affected host communities. In the past four years, ANE has reached more than 270,000 beneficiaries including most vulnerable refugees and host communities. More than 100 staff and about 300 volunteers are engaged in the operation working at the HQ in Addis Ababa and in the four operational branches in Gambella, Negelle, Mega and Asosa.

Major Area of intervention

  • Emergency response
  • Food Security and Livelihood
  • Health & Hygiene
  • WATSAN (Water and Sanitation)
  • Environmental protection
  • Gender Issues and support for vulnerable children.
  • Educational Support
  • Capacity Building-institutional development