With your help, we can reach the most vulnerable communities and people in Ethiopia with life-saving aid. It’s a simple way to make a big impact that you can feel good about.
In the midst of a deadly COVID-19 pandemic, recurring drought, and conflict, Ethiopia is one of the most in need countries in the world. Fortunately, there are many organizations working to help.
The Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund
The Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) is a country-based pooled fund, managed by the UN, that supports a timely, principled and effective humanitarian response to urgent needs in Ethiopia. Its funding is unearmarked and it is distributed directly to partner organizations on the frontlines of response as needed.
The humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia is threatening the lives of millions and putting at risk the livelihoods of many. Insecurity and violence are exacerbating the situation and limiting humanitarian access to Tigray, the epicenter of the conflict. This escalation of conflict is creating safety and security risks for humanitarian workers who are trying to deliver aid.
In addition to this, drought continues to cause severe food insecurity and deteriorating nutrition conditions across the country. It is particularly acute in agro-pastoralist communities and pastoral areas, affecting water supply and livestock. It is also causing an increase in disease outbreaks, exacerbated by poor agricultural production and lack of food security.
Throughout the country, there are many people who are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. These include the displaced, who are in need of safe shelter and adequate food. They are also in need of basic services like clean water, medical care and education.
There are also people who have been forced out of their homes due to conflict and need help moving into new homes, as well as people in need of protection from violence. This includes women, children and adolescents who are often the target of attacks.
As a result of this escalating conflict, more than 200,000 families are now in need of assistance. Your donation will provide food, shelter and water to these families.
This is a life-saving assistance that will help those who are in need and will give them the chance to rebuild their lives. The UK has a longstanding history of helping Ethiopia and is committed to supporting the humanitarian response to the current crises.
Donations to Ethiopia are a great way to support the country and its people, and will ensure that those in need receive the help they deserve. It is important to note that there are different types of donations that you can make to Ethiopia, including cash donations.
The International Rescue Committee
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides lifesaving help to people uprooted by war, repression, disaster and poverty. It has worked in more than 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities, helping millions of people survive and recover from crisis.
Often the first on the scene and the last to leave, the IRC is recognized as a leading organization in humanitarian emergencies. Whether providing lifesaving care to refugees or offering long-term assistance to displaced people, IRC is dedicated to restoring dignity and hope in exile.
IRC’s emergency relief, resettlement and development programs are focused on health, education, economic wellbeing and empowerment. These programs are driven by a strong belief that all people, especially women and girls, have a right to quality care and an equal chance at a fair and safe future.
In addition to addressing the needs of displaced populations, IRC works with communities in the midst of conflict and disaster, supporting peacebuilding efforts. The IRC is present in more than 18 countries throughout Africa, including Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. IRC’s programs are designed to address the immediate and long-term needs of communities that have been affected by conflict, drought or other natural disasters.
The IRC’s programs include social work services to help individual survivors of violence; economic empowerment activities to support women and girls at-risk of violence; community education and mobilization projects around gender-based violence; training and capacity building for NGOs and governments; coordination of humanitarian services; and advocacy efforts to advance laws preventing violence against women, and the enforcement of policies ensuring survivors’ access to care and legal justice. The IRC also supports the implementation of the UN Global Compact on Gender Equality and the establishment of a gender focal point within IRC headquarters.
As a result of the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which has seen the deaths of over 70,000 people and forced displacement of more than 1.7 million, IRC is concerned about the humanitarian situation there and calls for urgent life-saving action and support. The IRC’s emergency operations are funded by the United Nations and other partners, as well as donations from individuals like you.
Oxfam is a global movement of millions who share the belief that poverty is not inevitable. The organization has a large and diverse network of local partners on the ground, and can quickly respond to crises and conflict.
The organization focuses on eradicating poverty in developing countries, and it is well-known for its ability to influence policy at the international and national levels. It has worked in more than 30 countries, assisting communities in overcoming the immediate effects of natural disasters and conflict, and working toward long-term goals of rebuilding and improving education and health services.
Founded in 1942 by a group of Quakers, Oxfam has become one of the world’s most well-known charitable organizations. It works to eradicate poverty through advocacy campaigns and development programs.
While the majority of Oxfam’s funding comes from the public, they also receive support from a variety of private donors. This allows them to make donations to specific projects as they arise.
As the world’s largest and most well-known nonprofit, Oxfam is able to make a major impact on global poverty. It is a leader in international anti-poverty efforts, and it can reach more than 25.7 million people in need.
It has a wide variety of programs, including education and health, food aid, emergency relief, and gender-based violence prevention. Its international network of 3,000 partner organizations provides assistance to communities in over 100 countries.
Oxfam is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which means that it does not take U.S. government grants, but it does accept donations from the general public.
The organization was founded by a group of Quakers in the UK, and it grew from a local charity to a global organization. Initially, its focus was on Europe, but the plight of refugees in Greece led it to expand its geographic reach. In 1951, Oxfam provided funding for famine relief in Bihar, India, which at the time was one of the poorest and most populated states in the country.
In the United States, Oxfam is based in Boston, Massachusetts, with a policy and campaigns office in Washington, D.C. Its social justice campaigns program focuses on lobbying Congress and the executive branch, creating action-oriented research, organizing briefings, conferences, and speaker tours, issuing reports, and conducting outreach to advocate for its policy preferences.
The landlocked country of Ethiopia has made progress in many development areas, including poverty reduction and increasing life expectancy, enrollment in primary education and access to medical care. Yet the threat of hunger and insecurity remains constant. A recent drought, exacerbated by conflicts in nearby countries and increased violence within the nation, has pushed millions of people into crisis.
Children in Ethiopia often suffer from severe malnutrition and famine when the weather is bad and they don’t get enough food. But they don’t always face these severe problems, especially if they have access to basic health services and knowledge about how to prevent illnesses and treat illness as soon as they happen.
We help families in need in Ethiopia by helping them access nutritious food, water and other essentials. We also provide education for parents and their children about healthy eating, preventing diseases like diarrhoea, breastfeeding and other nutrition-related issues, as well as income-generation training to help them boost their earnings.
Our programs for children in Ethiopia include child sponsorship, which helps provide a monthly supply of food, water and other essentials. Your tax-deductible support gives kids the resources they need to escape a cycle of poverty and succeed in school and in their future.
Your donations are also used to teach people about hygiene, preventing the spread of diarrheal diseases, and other topics that can save lives. We work with schools and community organizations to build handwashing facilities, teach parents about sanitary practices and provide educational materials on hygiene, parenting and sanitation.
In addition, our team of volunteers has provided hands-on medical and dental services in rural and urban settings across Ethiopia. These missions have included the treatment of hypertension, diabetes and other local maladies.
But our most important work is in children’s lives and it’s why we started in Ethiopia in 1994. Your tax-deductible donations to our Child Sponsorship program make it possible for children in need to receive the resources they need to thrive and live long, happy lives.
Our missionaries have worked with international and local water filtration companies to help provide clean drinking water to those in need, which can prevent the spread of diarrhoeal diseases. We also train doctors and nurses, and provide health and dental clinics that can treat emergencies like burns, eye injuries and other illnesses.