Project Overview

Since 1973, LWF Ethiopia program has managed to execute a sizeable number of relief and rehabilitation projects including soil and water conservation, refugee assistance, and integrated community development projects focusing on resilience building, food security and livelihoods. Over the years, LWF Ethiopia has expanded its operational areas to strengthen the response to diverse relief and development crises.

The overall objective of the LWF Ethiopia development projects is to contribute to poverty reduction and creation of sustainable development processes. The Food Security and Livelihoods projects aim to assist households to achieve sustainable food security through improved agricultural production and livelihoods, which go hand in hand with ecological management of the natural resources and community empowerment. With enhanced capacities and participation, the target communities are equipped to manage and spearhead the development process in their area –increased ownership translates into increased wellbeing.

LWF is also working with Sudanese, South Sudanese and Somali refugees in seven refugee camps providing Water, Hygiene and Sanitation services, as well as Livelihoods, Environmental Protection and Community-Based Psychosocial Support, including host communities also as beneficiaries of refugee assistance projects in accordance to the “Do No Harm” approach.

Funded by CLWR/CFGB
Lalibela Food Security Project

Location: Lalibela and Lasta Woredas, Amhara region

Number of projects:1

Sectors:Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation & Management

Funding Partners: CLWR/CFGB

Funded by CLWR
Hetosa Sustainable Development for Small-Scale Farmers Project

Location: Hetosa, Oromia region

Number of projects:1

Sectors: Agriculture and Market Linkages (Value Chain)

Beneficiaries: 8,838 (8.4% Female)

Funding Partners: CLWR

Funded by UNHCR, GNC
Jijiga Somali Refugees Assistance Project

Location: Jijiga /Somali region

Number of projects:2

Sectors: WASH and Livelihoods

Beneficiaries: 81,077 (52% Female)

Funding Partners: UNHCR, GNC


Funded by ICA
Jijiga Food Security and Livelihood Project

Location: Jijiga & Tuli Woredas, Somali region

Number of projects:1

Sectors:Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation & Management (NRCM), Water Supply, Livelihoods and Community Capacity Building

Beneficiaries: 57,200 (43% Female)

Funding Partners: ICA

Funded by BftW, ELCA
Gursum Food Security and Livelihood Project

Location: Gursum, Oromia region

Number of projects:1

Sectors:Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation & Management (NRCM), Water Supply, Livelihoods and Community Capacity Building

Funding Partners: BftW and ELCA

Funded by UNHCR, CoS, CLWR, BPRM
Bambasi Sudanese Refugees Assistance Project

Location: Assosa,  Benishangul Gumuz region

Number of projects:4

Sectors: WASH, Livelihoods and Psycho-social Support

Beneficiaries: 79,026 (50% Female)

Funding Partners: UNHCR, CoS, CLWR, BPRM

Funded by DCA/ ECHO
Rayitu and Dawe Kachen Resilience Building Project

Location: Rayitu & Dawe Kachen Woredas, Oromia region

Number of projects:1

Sectors:Disaster Risk Reduction, Early Warning, WASH and Rangeland Development

Funding Partners: DCA/ECHO

Project Statistics

LWF programs improved water supply in Gambella refugee camp.
trained in drip irrigation for vegetable farming.
trained in income generation in the Chinaksen area.
have access to clean water through a new water supply system.