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.
Although we still carry out emergency food relief, the main focus of our work has shifted towards addressing the root causes of poverty and vulnerability through longer-term rehabilitation and development.
This includes governance, water and sanitation, education and being prepared for future emergencies. Our programs particularly support women and girls in rural and urban areas. We work to combat child marriage and support children and women affected by HIV and AIDS. Through vocational training and access to savings and loans, we help people earn a decent living.