About Us.

Action for the Needy in Ethiopia (ANE) was established in 2012 and started its humanitarian operations subsequent to its registration was affected in the same year as locally established member of civil societies by Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), Agency for Civil Society Organization (ACSO) pursuant to the Ethiopian proclamation no.621/2009. Likewise, ANE has been granted operational license from Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) Ministry of Agriculture to undertake humanitarian intervention programs on the key sectors associated with disaster risk management and food security in eight regional states.

ANE Supplementary Food Ration

During its first years of operation, ANE had only not more than 5 staff members, very small office room lacking the necessary furniture and stationary. Like other national NGOs, the first two and three years were difficult for ANE’s operation due to limited financial and logistic resources. However, the founding members were managing the first rounds of small scale food/material aid assistances for drought affected people and refugees in Negelle Borena , Moyalle, Odet, Dillo, Megado, Filtu and Dollo areas of Oromia and Somali region by sacrificing their private wealth and properties.


Since the establishment of the emergency response system in july 2018 in collaboration with Ethiopian Government, United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other key stakeholders, ANE has been able to continue provision of humanitarian assistances, focusing on emergency shelter, NFI, SMS management and capacity building supports, for people displaced as result of renewed inter-communal violence erupted in west Guji zone and Gedeo zone, of Oromia and South Nation, Nationalities and People (SNNPR) regional states, Ethiopia. Subsequent to the successful project implementations of IDPs assistance programs in west Guji and Gedeo zones, ANE was for the first time accorded further project partnerships by UNHCR, UNOCHA, and IOM in 2020 and these partnerships helped ANE to expand its IDP emergency assistance programs in other hotspot locations identified in afar, Metekel and east Guji zone.

ANE Donors and Partners

Since its establishment, ANE has been actively engaging in the implementation of aid programs focusing other vulnerable groups affected by drought, flood, and other protection risks in Ethiopia. ANE from its internal resources and other funding opportunities provided by King Salman Relief (Ksrelief), Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), World Health Organization (WHO), Japan Embassy, UAE Embassy, Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV), Kimse Yok Mu Africa regional office, International Orthodox Church Charities Ethiopia (IOCC-E) and others, has been providing emergency food and NFIs for thousands of most affected people in Somali, Oromia, Afar and Gambella regions.

As part of cross boarder international humanitarian response implementation, ANE signed a five-year comprehensive partnership agreement with the intergovernmental authority on development (IGAD), on march 2021. this partnership focuses on strengthening protection assistances and capacities in order to improve the lives and livelihoods of the neediest people in all IGAD member states. in 2022, ANE’s joint humanitarian intervention partnership with intergovernmental authority on development (IGAD) and deutsche gesellschaft fur internationale zusammenarbeit gmbh (GIZ) has come into force and started implantation of activities which aim at responding to the educational and livelihood needs of refugees, IDPs, returnees as well as host communities in the cross-border areas of Ethiopia and South Sudan. ANE was recently granted official permission by Ethiopian government office of Agency for Civil Societies Organization (ACSO) to operate international humanitarian and development programs under the new organization name of action for the needy in Africa (ANA).