Save the Children set up its first formal office in Ethiopia during the 1984 famine. In a country once defined by hunger, much progress has been made, but there are still enormous challenges ahead.
Ethiopia still has high rates of child and maternal mortality and on top of this, climate-change induced floods and drought mean that parents cannot feed their children adequately, as harvests fail and livestock die.
We’re helping communities through humanitarian relief and increasing their ability to cope with future emergencies. We’re providing more children with access to high-quality healthcare, and supporting families to ensure that everyone has enough nutritious food to eat. And we’re getting more children into schools, improving education and employment opportunities for young people.