Poor rainfall leaves communities across Ethiopia in desperate need of water, with thousands even migrating to other areas in hope of better access. With no food or clean water, children become ill and malnourished, with many dying young as a result.
Islamic Relief in Ethiopia
Islamic Relief worked in Ethiopia to provide relief during severe droughts in 2000, 2001 and 2002, opening a permanent office in January 2004. As well as emergency relief, we carry out long-term development projects to improve access to healthcare, education, water and sanitation.
We also aim to give communities food security, protecting them from future disasters by helping them prepare in advance, as well as giving livelihoods support so that families can start providing for themselves. By giving loans and business training to women, we have helped them start small businesses which now support their entire families.
In the throes of the 2011 famine, Islamic Relief launched a widescale emergency response operation to save as many of the 12 million lives in danger as possible