CRS in Ethiopia
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.
Country News and Stories
September 17, 2018
Famine: The Miracle in Ethiopia
Jarring images from the Ethiopian famine of the 1980s drew an outpouring of compassion as CRS responded to the horrific crisis.
August 7, 2018
Building Farmer Resilience in Ethiopia
A CRS watershed management project helps farmers rehabilitate land and increase productivity.
July 23, 2018
Water Access Shifts Balance of Gender Power
Women and girls freed from long daily water hauls have time for education, business activities.
July 23, 2018
Recovery and Resilience for Ethiopian Farmers
Following years of drought and a powerful El Nino, CRS and OFDA offered immediate assistance and improved livelihoods.
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.