A widespread drought is severely impacting Ethiopia, leaving millions of people without enough to eat. Ethiopia’s worst drought in decades is fueled by the El Niño weather pattern – dangerous for a country where more than 80 percent of its population are farmers. Fighting inside the country has led to massive displacements — over 800,000 people have fled the violence in 2018 alone. 1 million people are estimated to be displaced overall.

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.


Climate Change Plays Major Role in Top 10 Underreported Humanitarian Crises of 2018, New CARE Report Shows

GENEVA (February 21, 2019) - Today the international aid organization, CARE, launched a new report highlighting the ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2018.


Ethiopia: A Massive Crisis Off the International Radar

ADDIS ABABA (July 19, 2018) - Since the beginning of this year, over 800,000 people in Ethiopia have fled the violence.



Project Name: Abdiboru

Donor: Gates Foundation

Partner: Government of Ethiopia and Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH)

Duration: 2015-2020

Location: Ethiopia



Project Name: Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA)

Donors: Nike Foundation; Johnson & Johnson