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
July 1, 2016
Praying for Rain In Ethiopia
Ethiopia is in the midst of its worst drought in 50 years. Despite the pressing need, Ethiopia has avoided a full-blown humanitarian disaster. Here's why.
May 3, 2016
In Ethiopia, Helping Mothers Feed Their Children During a Food Crisis
Young mothers in Ethiopia are learning how to feed their babies during drought.
April 26, 2016
Building Resilience in Ethiopian Drought
Catholic Relief Services is working with Ethiopians to reduce their vulnerability to the current and future climate crises.
April 26, 2016
Signs of Resilience in the Face of Ethiopia's Worst Drought in 50 Years
While a prolonged dry spell threatens the lives of millions, some Ethiopians are taking steps to withstand the crisis.
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.