Transforming lives in Ethiopia

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EMERGENCY & RECOVERY FUND Conflict, soaring inflation & food insecurity.

EMERGENCY & RECOVERY FUND Conflict, soaring inflation & food insecurity.

Over 20 million people in Ethiopia are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Since 2020 Ethiopia has suffered a series of devastating crisis. Prolonged droughts, the pandemic and rising global inflation have been compounded by the political instability and violent conflict. This has left thousands of people facing displacement, loss of livelihoods and widespread hunger and malnutrition. Throughout the conflict, the destruction of infrastructure has been widespread, in turn preventing adequate crisis response. 

Our Emergency and Recovery Fund is delivering vital relief to crisis affected communities. The fund allows our partner organisations to plan their work knowing that there will be ongoing support to sustain them.

Together we’re making a difference but we need your help more than ever.

“Seeing 30,000 people, the sound, the smell, the reality of that many people in one area – the population of a whole town in the UK all displaced, separated from loved ones, homes, friends, their belongings – was heartbreaking.

The reality of how much these communities have suffered, and the immense task now to re-build may seem insurmountable. But amid it all, our partners are there working to bring relief one person at a time.” 

– Lisa Cousins, Ethiopiaid CEO visiting IDP camp in Debre Birhan 

How will my donation help communities in crisis?

Despite a signed peace agreement in November 2022, communities across Ethiopia continue to face immense suffering as they embark on their fragile transition from violent conflict to recovery.

Our partners are reaching people who cannot access aid, in places where other humanitarian agencies have not been able to travel to.



For Every £1 we raised in 2022…

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81p funded local projects in Ethiopia helping to transform lives.

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19p helped to raise the next £1 and funded essential running costs.

Why Ethiopiaid?

We focus on the needs of vulnerable Ethiopians at grass roots level. This hinges on sustained relationships with trusted Ethiopian partners.

We work in different areas of development to: support women & girls, end harmful practices such as FGM, create access to jobs & education for young people, create disability inclusive communities, provide hospice care and respond to humanitarian crisis.

Our partners know the context and solutions; we listen and provide appropriate support.

Our vision – an Ethiopia in which every person has access to quality education, healthcare and a life of dignity.

Our mission – breaking the cycle of poverty by enabling the poorest and most vulnerable and their communities to live with dignity, to build resilience and achieve real and sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.

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