CNRS (LAM, UMR 5115) / Centre Français des Etudes Éthiopiennes (CFEE)
Gambella - Humanitarian - Refugees
This article sheds light on the problematics linked to humanitarian aid in the Ethiopian context of the refugee emergency of the Gambella region. It underlines the relational and operational difficulties met by international aid actors who struggle with administrative and financial matters, and the Ethiopian authorities who seek to ensure compliance with the restrictive legal framework of aid in Ethiopia.
The research explicits and demonstrates the administrative difficulties encountered by NGOs and the desire for control and sovereignty of the Ethiopian power. New humanitarian practices in the implementation of programs are therefore necessary to stabilize projects in agreement with Ethiopian institutions.