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
February 9, 2016
Massive Relief Effort Needed Now to Carry Ethiopians Through to August
The extended dry spell in Ethiopia through 2015—exacerbated by El Niño—is now threatening the lives of 10.2 million Ethiopians, while relief programs remain underfunded. “We need to begin procuring food now, because...
February 1, 2016
CRS Applauds U.S. Government for Steadfast Support In Ethiopia
Support from USAID's Food for Peace program will provide food for 4 million people.
January 22, 2016
Miami Horticulturalist Serves Gardeners in Ethiopia
A phone call led to a visit to a convent where religious sisters were struggling to grow fruit for their students.
December 11, 2015
New Appeal Outlines Aid Requirements as Millions of Ethiopians Face Drought and Severe Food Crisis
$1.4 billion needed to provide 10.2 million people with emergency food assistance.
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.