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.

Emergency Food Crisis Appeal

The conflict in Tigray that began in November 2020 means families have been forced to flee their farms and homesteads, leaving behind all that they own.

Your donation today will allow us to support the emergency response of the Church in Ethiopia – getting food parcels to vulnerable families and nutrition support to pregnant mothers and children under five years of age.

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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.

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