Since the 1984 famine, Ethiopia has seen enormous gains in food security, health and education. However, the worst drought for fifty years now threatens to reverse much of this progress.
We’ve been working in Ethiopia for decades, providing high quality healthcare and supporting families to ensure that their children have enough nutritious food to eat.
We've strengthened early warning systems to prevent food shortages and helped increase vulnerable households' incomes. In health, we've improved sexual health services for adolescent girls and boys and helped reduce the spread of HIV. We've also helped improve education, get more children into schools and open up employment opportunities.
Now, these developments are in danger of being swept away by the worst drought in 50 years.
Thousands of families are facing a struggle to survive as their harvests fail and livestock die. Many have had to leave their homes and farms behind in search of food.
With thousands of young lives at risk, our teams are on the ground delivering food, water and medical care, but many more children need our help.
Last updated: February 2015