Organizations That Help In Ethiopia
The droughts in Ethiopia have wreaked havoc on the county. Two thirds of the people are living in poverty and are in desperate need of help. The economic, health and educational systems for the children are in a state of crisis. Healthcare has become so inadequate a lot of kids die before they are five years old. Most of the survivors never have the opportunity to attend primary school. Children are consistently being put at severe risk because of the frequent shortages of food and the never ending droughts. Fortunately there are numerous organizations who have reached out a hand and are making a difference in the quality of life in Ethiopia. Organizations that care about the people and the children.
Islamic Relief originally started helping the people of Ethiopia when the severity of the droughts that occurred in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2016 and 2017 caused mass destruction to the country. After numerous years of supplying basic necessities and emergency relief to the Ethiopian people Islamic Relief Ethiopia was founded in January of 2004.
The relief teams sent by Islamic Relief have started long term projects for improvements in water, sanitation, health care and education. Several of their projects focus on achieving food security and livelihood for the people in need. When Ethiopia had a food crisis, Islamic Relief was there.
Concern Worldwide U.S.
Concern has been improving nutrition, food, gender equality, water and income security in Ethiopia for forty years. To aid in the repercussions of the droughts they are promoting programs that encourage land rehabilitation, climate smart agriculture and the conservation of natural resources. A vocational training program in Addis Ababa is teaching the vulnerable, the poor and the migrants who came from rural areas skills so they can earn a living in an urban setting.
Save The Children
Save the Children opened an office in Ethiopia in 1984. Despite the progress already made there are still numerous challenges for the future. Almost five million children risk hunger due to a lack of food supplies because of the drought. The land is no longer productive and green. Save the Children is bringing support, medicine, water and food to more than 70 percent of the areas that have been hit the hardest. Health workers are receiving training in the treatment of malnutrition. Support is being given to the countless families who have lost their livelihoods due to the loss of their livestock.