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CRS in Ethiopia

More than 15 million people are expected to face extreme food shortages in the coming months. Drought has devastated harvests causing loss of livestock and seed shortages, and increasing the food crisis daily. Catholic Relief Services is responding with emergency food aid, water and help for farmers to plant the next season, beginning in March.

 

For nearly 60 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's humanitarian work in Ethiopia also provides livelihoods support to farmers and entrepreneurs, promotes gender equality, mobilizes for immunization and mitigates the impact of HIV.

Stats

People served: 4,283,960

Population: 99,465,819 (2014 est.)

Size: 426,373 sq mi; slightly less than twice the size of Texas

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.