Building everyday climate resilience in Ethiopia
By Sarah Easter
November 18, 2022
Climate change is here now in Ethiopia. Sudden heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides around the capital city of Addis Ababa, while in the nearby Amhara region, drought has forced women and girls to walk for hours to find water. Already by 2017, roughly 23 million people here had insufficient income to meet their food needs, and by 2021 an estimated twenty percent of the country’s 120 million people had become severely food insecure. Keeping further disaster at bay means climate resiliency, and that starts with water.