Ethiopia

Looking to the Future

In 2011, a catastrophic drought struck the Horn of Africa, affecting Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. CARE continues its work there, helping communities become increasingly resilient for the future. 

The Horn of Africa Food and Refugee Crisis: One Year On

Responding to Crisis

Liz McLaughlin, Executive Director of CARE's Foundation Unit, traveled to the Horn of Africa in 2011 to see CARE's response to this massive emergency. She captured her journey on camera. 

Fighting Poverty & Drought with Honeybees

Nuriya, an Ethiopian mother of six children, has been able to make ends meet on her own since her husband passed away 11 years ago. By farming bees, a trade usually engaged by men, Nuriya is able to provide for her family.

Country Info

CARE started working in Ethiopia in 1984 in response to severe drought and famine that devastated the population and claimed the lives of nearly one million people. Since then, the organization’s activities have expanded to address the root causes of poverty and vulnerability.

As part of CARE Ethiopia’s development of a focused and long-term program approach to poverty, the office targets three groups of people:

  • pastoralist girls
  • chronically food-insecure rural women
  • poor young girls living in cities and on the outskirts of urban areas

Our Work in Ethiopia

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Ethiopia

CARE on the Financing for Development Conference: “Goals without proper funding are a hollow shell”

Press Release

CARE, H&M and H&M Conscious Foundation Collaborate on a Holiday Campaign to Further Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ethiopia

TESFA

7/7/14

Mother-in-Laws Matter

Rani is 17 years old, beautiful, confident, and committed to change. In her village in Bangladesh, most girls get married between 12 and 14, and don’t go to school past the fifth grade. Not Rani...

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Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide: CARE's Program Evidence

Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013

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5/5/14

South Sudan: Innovative Relief for the Sick and Hungry

Nyakoang Rieka set out from her village in the afternoon. Pregnant and with her elderly mother and three small children in tow, she walked several miles through the hot, dry South Sudanese...

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4/28/14

Sleepless in South Sudan

Aimee Ansari, Country Director, South Sudan April 26, 2014 Twenty plus years in the international aid business and I’ve never been in a situation like this before. The normal words –...

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3/26/14

Dadaab Kenya: Porridge + Classroom = Girls' Education

“I like empowering girls with education”, Daud says enthusiastically while standing in the middle of a narrow alley that leads from the school courtyard to a small place behind the principal’s...

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Achieving Food and Nutrition Security in Ethiopia

Findings from the CARE learning tour to Ethiopia

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2/26/14

Dead to Red Race: You Are Not Alone

I have been working with various humanitarian organisations in different countries for the past 10 years. I have worked in Columbia, Palestine, Ethiopia, Mexico, Sudan and South Sudan. I have...

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2/19/14

“No force on Earth dares to neglect me.”

That’s what a Yemeni woman told CARE when we asked her about political participation. To join in protests to support her right to have a say in her future, she had to walk through mountains for...

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Reaching Resilience Handbook

A handbook for aid practitioners and policymakers in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and poverty reduction

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