This 16 page evaluation showcases the final results of the groundbreaking program designed and implemented by CARE Ethiopia and...
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.
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.
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
Hunger in the Horn of Africa
While conditions have improved since a catastrophic drought struck this region in 2011, acute malnutrition rates remain high and millions still teeter on the brink of food insecurity.
Melka Stands Up To Early Marriage
"I want girls to know there are people out there like me who will fight against early marriage." — Melka from Libo Kemkem, Ethiopia on standing up against forced marriage.
Married at a tender age of 12, Yenguse Chekole is now a 17 year old girl. She wears a full smile when speaking about the changes she and her group members are experiencing today. Being in a group of 20 girls who all look inspired and hopeful for a better future, Yenguse knows that what she gained from the project has already helped her to open her eyes and has boosted her confidence to deal with life better.
CARE has responded to drought and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa with aid to approximately 2.8 million people.
Food insecurity and conflict still a threat for the Horn of Africa, Dadaab refugee camp running out of funding
NAIROBI (July 13, 2012) – One year on from the devastating drought and famine that affected more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa region, CARE is calling on governments and donors to take action to stop the repeated cycle of food crises in the region.
Not every marriage lasts forever, but early marriage has lifelong consequences for girls. By forcing a child into premature adulthood, early marriage thwarts her chances at education, endangers her health and cuts short her personal growth and development.
Addressing the Social Factors that Influence Health: CARE’s Family Planning Results Initiative
Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security
An International Framework to Address ‘Loss And Damage’ from Climate Change Impacts
September 2012 Issue of CARE's Poverty Environment & Climate Change Network Newsletter