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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.

 

 

 

 


food supplies in Ethiopia

 

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


 

Ethipian couple
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


 

 

Stats

People served: 4,283,960

Population: 105,350,020

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 60 years, CRS has taken the lead in responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia's most vulnerable communities.