28 November 2017: Ethiopia embarks on ambitious road map to further the protection of refugees in formally launching the CRRF
The UN Resident Coordinator in Ethiopia, Ahunna Eziakonwo-Onochie, takes the platform at the launch of Ethiopia's Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in Addis Ababa. On 28 November 2018, the Government of Ethiopia formally launched the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York. Those pledges promote self-reliance, improved sustainable responses that include wider support for host communities, the furthering of peaceful coexistence and the inclusion of refugees into national development plans. Ethiopia is committed to significant shifts in meeting refugees' needs, including a transition away from a camp-based model to refugees living and integrating within host communities. Ethiopia is one of the 193 UN Member States that adopted the New York Declaration. Currently, Ethiopia hosts some 890,000 refugees, mainly from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan.