Stories about: Ethiopia

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  • Defender of widows

    Losing a spouse is heartbreaking under any circumstances. But when you’re living in poverty it becomes a challenge we can scarcely imagine.

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  • Siret

    Bread from Heaven

    How another Nazareth – Nazareth in Ethiopia – has been the source of another kind of good news... I peer into darkness. I’m trying to see who is in…

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  • The good life

    What is ‘the good life’ and how do we live it? Enough to eat? The chance to rest from our toil? ‘Yes’ and ‘yes again’ says Richard Lister, Tearfund’s…

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  • Woman reaches for can of Coca Cola from shop refrigerator

    A refreshing change

    What kind of decisions in your everyday life are influenced by your faith (if you have one)? As Tearfund’s Richard Lister has discovered, your…

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  • Indian family

    Family snapshots

    Most parents would like to give their children a better start in life. However, for the 767 million worldwide who live below the international…

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Ethiopia

    Home to over 100 million people, almost 40 per cent of whom live below the poverty line, Ethiopia faces great challenges in overcoming poverty. The 1970s and 1980s saw drought, famine, war and ill-formed policies bringing many to the brink of starvation. And while the country is now much more stable, erratic rains have contributed to the worst drought in over 50 years. This has left 8.5 million people needing food assistance.

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  • More than a refugee

    While the news headlines may have largely moved on from the refugee crisis, the truth is that the situation is more desperate than ever. Conflict and persecution has forced more people from their homes than at any time since records began. The statistics are staggering, yet behind every number is a human soul with a story to tell. This week, we’ll be focusing on a different story each day, highlighting the humanity at the heart of this crisis.

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