CRS in Ethiopia
For more than 50 years, CRS has taken the lead in responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia's most vulnerable communities. Moving beyond emergency response, CRS' disaster mitigation and recovery projects in drought and flood-prone areas have rebuilt individual and community assets through non-food aid in the form of agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation assistance. CRS also provides livelihoods support to farmers and entrepreneurs, promotes gender equality, mobilizes for immunization and mitigates the impact of HIV.
People served: 3,128,374 (FY 2014: 1,507,090 direct; 1,621,284 indirect)
Population: 96,633,458 (2014 est.)
Size: 426,373 sq mi; slightly less than twice the size of Texas
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Country News and Stories
October 26, 2015
As El Niño Maintains Its Grip in Ethiopia, CRS Expands Emergency Assistance
It has now barely rained for the entire year.
October 23, 2015
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Our work is possible thanks to a cornucopia of riches.
October 19, 2015
Experience, Expertise and Emergency Response: Help and Hope for People in Crisis
Catholic Relief Services is currently responding to emergencies in more than 18 countries on four continents. Our most recent responses are to Typhoon Koppu in the Philippines , to Hurricane Patricia in Mexico and to...
October 7, 2015
CRS Steps Up Response to El Niño-Driven Drought in Ethiopia
The El Niño drought is putting more than 4.5 million people at risk of increased food insecurity.
CRS' History in Ethiopia
Catholic Relief Services has worked in Ethiopia since 1958. For more than 50 years, CRS has taken the lead in responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia's most vulnerable communities.