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

Congressional Staffers Visit Ethiopia with CARE to Learn How U.S. Support Is Improving Food and Nutrition Security

WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2014) — Congressional chiefs of staff from seven states and a group of journalists traveled to Ethiopia with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to see how U.S. investments in food and nutrition security are enhancing the resilience and self-sufficiency of smallholder farmers.

The chiefs of staff constituted a bipartisan delegation from Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Oregon. Kojo Nnamdi, longtime host of WAMU-FM’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The Politics Hour in Washington, D.C., also joined the trip with...

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Ethiopia Fact Sheet 2010

Donate to CARE This Holiday Season

CARE 2012 Annual Report Facts & Figures

East and Central Africa Brief

CARE currently works in 11 countries in East and Central Africa (ECA), implementing long-term programs to fight poverty, respond to humanitarian emergencies, and advocate for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest populations.

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Somalia Famine

CARE scales up response, urges donors to ease restrictions on aid delivery

NAIROBI (July 20, 2011) - Today, famine was officially declared in two regions of southern Somalia – the first time a major famine has been announced since the famine in the Somali region of Ethiopia in 2000. This morning's declaration of famine confirms that the Horn of Africa emergency is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world now. The United Nations is warning that if...

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Meeting MDG5: Improving Maternal Health in Ethiopia

Learning Tours

Child Marriage: A Promise of Poverty

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.

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Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia

This 2 page brief from 2008 describes CARE Ethiopia's Healthy Unions Program.

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