Project Overview

Since 1971, the 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 the 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 IOM
CERF Life saving shelter provision to conflict to affected IDPs in Tigray and RRF Emergency life-saving assistance

Location: Tigray Region Southern Zone, Ashungura, Machiew, Raya Alamata and Raya Azebo 

Number of projects: 2

Sectors: Emergency  Response 

Beneficiaries: 1260

Funding Partners: IOM

Funded by ALWS,Primate’s WRDF Canada, ELCA, ICA
Emergency response to people affected by the conflict in Tigray and Southern Ethiopia Regions

Location: Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions.

Number of projects:1

Sectors: Emergency response

Funding Partners: ALWS, Primate’s WRDF Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Icelandic Church Aid


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 Act Cos, GIZ
Bambasi Sudanese Refugees Assistance Project

Location: Bambasi Refugee Camp Assosa,  Benishangul Gumuz region

Number of projects:2

Sectors: Livelihoods, Environmental Protection and Psycho-social Support

Beneficiaries: 6,921 (51% Female)

Funding Partners: Act Cos, GIZ

Funded by SIDA/Act Church of Sweden
To save lives, reduce the vulnerability and alleviate the suffering of people who are affected by the Tigray Conflict, Ethiopia

Location: Chercher Woreda, Southern Tigray

Number of projects:1

Sectors: Emergency Shelter & NFI, Food Security, Nutrition, Wash, Protection 

Funding Partners: SIDA/Act Church of Sweden

Beneficiaries: Direct 11,000 (5,610 F) and Indirect 60,474 (30,842 F)

Funded by OCHA
Life Saving assistance through WASH services to vulnerable and most affected communities

Location: Machiew town, Raya Alamata, Raya Azebo, and Raya Chercher Woredas, Adet, Naeder woreda and Central Zone of Tigray 

Number of projects:1

Sector:  Wash 

Funding Partners: OCHA

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.