Ethiopia is the largest refugee hosting nation in Africa with over 730,000 refugees who have sought refuge and protection in the country.   Ethiopia maintains an open door policy to refugees and asylum seekers that has proven crucial in this volatile region. In collaboration with the Ethiopian Government and the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), LWF Ethiopia is operating in four refugee camps

In 2015 and 2016, Ethiopia experienced one of the worst droughts in decades. LWF is providing humanitarian and development assistance in oromia and Amhara region. Ethiopia is the largest refugee hosting nation in Africa with over 765,000 refugees who have sought refuge and protection in the country. Ethiopia maintains an open door policy to refugees and asylum seekers that has proven crucial in this volatile region. In collaboration with the Ethiopian Government and the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), LWF Ethiopia is operating in four refugee camps.

Humanitarian work

Currently, Ethiopia is dealing with the effects of the worst drought in decades. Failed seasonal rains in 2015 caused more than 10 million people to be food insecure, among them 2.1 million children who have not had enough to eat for almost one year. Although the rains have started again, farmers are struggling to find seeds to plant, deal with flooding destroying the new plants and have to wait for the new crops to be ready to harvest. LWF assists subsitence farmers in Amhara and oromia region, and has started to work in Somali region - three of the most affected districts.

While Ethiopians are struggling with natural disaster, the country s hosting more than 765,000 refugees from the conflicts in surrounding Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. LWF assists in four refugee camps across the country.

For our work in one of the world's forgotten disaster areas, we urgently need your support!

8.8 million Ethiopians do not have enough to eat
2.1 million are in urgent need of food aid
Ethiopia hosts refugees from neighboring Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen.
LWF seed distributions of 25 kg per farmer help households become self-sufficient.

Lalibela

Latitude: 12.030899
Longitude: 39.047630

Jijiga

Latitude: 9.356784
Longitude: 42.795519