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Ethiopia Crisis Appeal

Ethiopia is in crisis. Amid rising hunger, conflict and extreme poverty, your gift will help save lives.

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A nation torn apart

Violent conflict, severe drought, economic collapse, and the coronavirus pandemic are pushing Ethiopia to breaking point. Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes and to the brink of starvation. 

Tearfund’s local Christian partners are working to help those worst affected. Supported by local churches, our partners are distributing food and other essential items to thousands of people, like Hakim.

Hakim and his wife, Aisha, fled the ongoing conflict in the north of Ethiopia on foot with their three young children, aged four, two and one. Aisha was also heavily pregnant.

‘On our journey, we were begging for food and water and the trip took 45 days to arrive here in Koneba,’ shares Hakim. ‘My wife gave birth as she arrived here.’

Hakim then suffered serious back pain and an infection, preventing him from providing for his family.

Tearfund’s local partner was able to provide Hakim with food and support to help the family begin to recover from their ordeal. But, thousands more are in urgent need.

‘Tearfund's and [their partner’s] support has significant meaning in our life,’ says Hakim.

Your support will help save lives.

Please donate now

The need in Ethiopia is staggering:

  • 25.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance
  • 7+ million people are facing severe hunger
  • 4.2 million people have had to flee their homes
  • 2.7 million children are out of school due to the conflict

Your gift will enable our local Christian partners in Ethiopia to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised people affected by hunger, conflict and extreme poverty. A monthly donation will support our emergency and disaster work around the world. 

Poverty is not God's plan. You are – and you can make a difference. Please keep the people of Ethiopia in your prayers.

Ethiopia Crisis Appeal

Ethiopia is in crisis. Amid rising hunger, conflict and extreme poverty, your gift will help save lives.

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