CAFOD supporting communities in Ethiopia

Did you know…one of Africa’s most populated and poorest countries, Ethiopia, is faced with frequent droughts and food shortages? Most Ethiopians rely on farming and cattle-herding to feed their families and make a living. But increasing droughts, irregular rains and poor soil caused by overgrazing and deforestation mean crops and livestock are suffering, and food supply is at risk for over 13 million people. CAFOD is working with partners to improve long-term farming conditions, supporting people living with HIV and community building, providing emergency food rations to malnourished children, pregnant women, and new mothers and supplying herding communities with water and animal feed.


Our irrigation project is helping families in drought-prone northern Ethiopia grow food despite the dry conditions.

Read more about our work in Ethiopia

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