Alem Assefa with crops

Our irrigation project is helping families in drought-prone northern Ethiopia grow food despite the dry conditions.

Ethiopia suffers from frequent droughts and this means families go hungry. We will continue to provide practical help to farming families as they face the threat of coronavirus.

Tigray conflict

In response to the conflict in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, Pope Francis has appealed to the Ethiopian leaders to choose the path of peace. He invited all Ethiopians “to prayer and to the fraternal respect for dialogue and the peaceful resolution of discord."

Donate to the Ethiopia Tigray Crisis Appeal

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Why CAFOD works in Ethiopia

At least a quarter of Ethiopia's 95 million population are living in extreme poverty. Most Ethiopians rely on farming and cattle-herding to feed their families and make a living, but increasing droughts, irregular rains and poor soil mean crops and livestock are suffering. Many families simply don't have enough to eat.

Now, communities stricken by hunger and malnutrition face the new threat of coronavirus. 

Our work in Ethiopia

With your donations we are:

  • Raising awareness of protective hygiene measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 
  • Installing water points and providing jerrycans and soap to make sure people can wash their hands.
  • Providing emergency food to malnourished children, pregnant women, new mothers and groups vulnerable to coronavirus, such as those with HIV. 
  • Helping farmers to keep livestock alive with food and water, so that they can rebuild their lives after coronavirus.

Donate to CAFOD's Coronavirus Appeal

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