Families who received shelter and food point to schooling as their children’s path to a better future.
A CRS watershed management project helps farmers rehabilitate land and increase productivity.
Women and girls freed from long daily water hauls have time for education, business activities.
Following years of drought and a powerful El Nino, CRS and OFDA offered immediate assistance and improved livelihoods.
Follow along for a day with Zeineba Wado Markato, an Ethiopian 7th grader. Catholic Relief Services is working with the Church and local partners to provide girls like Zeineba opportunities to break through barriers and reach their full potential.
Joint Emergency Operation
Ethiopia 2015 – Present
- An average of 2.8 million served monthly
- 383,500 metric tons of food distributed
- CRS privately funded and designed a loss-prevention component
- Loss minimized to 0.0024% ($6,000) to maximize distribution
- Funded by USAID/Food For Peace
Faith communities can help respond to hunger crisis facing Africa.
Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) help thousands of women and their families in Ethiopia improve their economic situation by starting small businesses, buying livestock or even sending their children to school.
When a drought hits a community, it impacts everyone. But often, not everyone feels represented or included in the response to the challenge. This can be for many reasons, including a person’s gender or a disability.
In communities plagued by drought, every drop of water matters. This is especially true in parts of Ethiopia, which is in the midst of its worst drought in 50 years.