CRS in Ethiopia
With the escalating conflict in Mekelle, Tigray, families continue to be in dire need in Ethiopia. With an estimated 200,000 people that were already in need of food, the conflict and pandemic has only exacerbated the ongoing threat families face in Ethiopia. When you give, you provide immediate assistance for your brothers and sisters who face this new risk. You can provide shelter and water and sanitation kits–along with immediate food relief.
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.
|Women in Conflict||Enforcing Humanitarian Priciples||Encouraging a Healthy Diet|
|Struggles of young mothers in Tigray||Building a culture of trust among communities||Responding to Dire Dawa drought|
More About Our Work in Ethiopia
|Sustaining Food Security||Integrated Approach Builds Food Security||CRS Ethiopia Newsletter||Feed the Future||Peacebuilding|
Food Aid in Ethiopia
Food distributed through USAID’S Food for Peace Joint Emergency Operation serves as a lifeline for 1.5 million people in times of drought and failing harvests. See how it’s making an impact.
Photo by Will Baxter/CRS
Life Skills in Ethiopia
We're helping to improve adult literacy, teaching farmers how to raise animals to turn a profit and strengthening communication between couples to create more gender balance in communities. Read their stories.
Photo by Will Baxter/CRS
Country News and Stories
May 2, 2022
With the Lean Season Looming, CRS Sounds the Alarm Over East Africa Hunger Crisis
15 million people, including 2 million children, near starvation
December 27, 2021
Eight Global Humanitarian Crises to Watch in 2022
Growing hunger crises in Afghanistan, Ethiopia top list
July 26, 2021
Millions at Risk of Hunger
As Ethiopia experiences severe food insecurity, your support helps people like Birhan and her family survive.
June 27, 2021
Catholic Relief Services Condemns Killing of Aid Workers in Ethiopia
CRS condemns the targeting of aid workers in Tigray.
CRS' History in Ethiopia
Catholic Relief Services has worked in Ethiopia since 1958. For 60 years, CRS has taken the lead in responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia's most vulnerable communities.