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Ethiopia

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.

According to the UN, 21.3 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of (food) assistance in 2021.

Recently, a crisis involving the Ethiopia Federal Government forces and forces aligned with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) escalated.

The Tigray region had been hit hard by a desert locust infestation and the recent crisis has exacerbated local humanitarian needs.

Across the country, Save the Children plans to reach 1.5 million people in 2021, including 920,000 children. 

  

THE IMPACT OF A DECADE OF SUPPORTING ETHIOPIA'S CHILDREN

A recent study explored the long-term impacts of our partnership with kids and families in Woliso, Ethiopia to help realize their goals – and the results were AMAZING!
Children received an average of four and a half years of education thanks to new schools in the community

Impact of clean water - of the parents and families inerviewd, 89% experienced less sickness, 80& spent less time and energy fetching water and 49& felt better hydrated

MEET MESKELE, WHOSE LIFE HAS CHANGED THROUGH LEARNING

Meskele, 16 - Woliso, Ethiopia 2019

16-year-old Meskele is in the sixth grade at the school that was built by her community with the help of Save the Children.

In the past parents were reluctant to send their young children, especially girls and children with disabilities, long distances to school for fear of rape and other assaults, abductions, and harassment as the nearest school could be up to 10km away.

The lack of nearby schools was seriously affecting equitable access to education. Boys would often not start school until they were about 10 years old, and girls, 13.

A decade later Save the Children went back to Woliso, Ethiopia to see the positive impact for children we can have when we partner with communities. Thanks to supporters, new schools were built and equipped, allowing children to receive an average of 4.5 MORE years of education - putting them on the path to a brighter future!

Meskele says, "For females it is necessary to continue their education because it helps them to learn good, it makes them literate, it assists them to get a job opportunity and then they can become professionals like doctors,"

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