Action for the Needy in Ethiopia (ANE) is an indigenous, Non-Governmental, humanitarian organization established in 2012. It is officially registered in August 6, 2012 and re-registered in June 17,2019 under the FDRE AGENCY FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS/ACSO/ 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.

Strategic Goal One

Continuation and consolidation of humanitarian service delivery, saving lives and mitigating human suffering, based on comprehensive engagement in relief, recovery, rehabilitation and resilience.


  • More consolidated services with increased quality, outreach and impact.
  • Increased contribution to reduction of morbidity and mortality especially among the most vulnerable host communities and refugees,including women and children, affected by natural and human-made disasters.
  • Growing contribution to reduction of tension, mistrust and discrimination, while improving the environment for greater understanding and cooperation between the host communities and refugees through commonly shared services based on programme interface and integration.
  • Increased participation in and contribution to the development of resilient communities - empowering vulnerable groups to withstand shocks, with sustained and consolidated resilience capacity based on strong commitment and real potential of the target groups to enhance their survival and coping capacities through self-help efforts and external support.

Strategic Goal Two

Continuation and consolidation of livelihood support with increasing contribution to basic human development.


  • Increased role play contributing to the build-up of basic development through well-targeted livelihood support encouraging vulnerable communities to focus not only on relief handouts but more importantly on sustainable development initiatives to reduce the culture of dependency and create the basis for sustainability and self-reliance
  • Existing livelihood support initiatives maintained and consolidated
  • More diversified livelihood support based on overall assessment and identification of critical priority areas where livelihood support can make a difference in improving the lives of the most vulnerable host communities and refugees.