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Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations on earth with a multi-ethnic population and rich history and a country with great agriculture potential; vast areas of fertile land; diverse climatic seasons; significant water resources; and a large agricultural labour pool. Despite its promising attributes however, the country remains highly vulnerable to a wide range of calamities. Over the years, an increase in the frequency and level of natural disasters caused by the unfavorable effects of climate change, and more recently, the steady rise in staple food and fuel prices - as a result of the international economic crisis - have added to the wide range of humanitarian challenges faced by the country. In 2009, following the Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) study, which was conducted within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), the Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) was established. The DRMFSS, which is consisted of the Early Warning and Response Directorate (EWRD) and the Food Security Programme Directorate, is responsible for the overall coordination and leadership towards the implementation of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) approach taken on by the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in collaboration with its humanitarian partners. The new multi-sectoral and multi-hazard DRM approaches disaster management based on vulnerability profiles, thus enabling it to target potential and impeding disasters through a comprehensive response. Its aim is to articulate the underlying and associated causes and implications of disaster vulnerability in an attempt to help policy makers, planners, practitioners, and communities to design appropriate, targeted risk reduction and awareness, disaster management, and development of programs.

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