Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- The Crisis Below the Headlines: Conflict Displacement in Ethiopia
- Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Ethiopia - Round 13: September - October 2018
- Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge
- Ethiopia Food Security Outlook, October 2018 to May 2019
- Ethiopia: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Afar Region, Round 13: September/October 2018 - Summary of Key Findings
Fresh tension in a disputed area has reopened old wounds between the Oromia and Somali states, as ethnic federalism fails to contain violence
Tom Gardner in Moyale
Tuesday 16 May 2017 07.00 BST
Business in the Sululta district of Ethiopia’s Oromia region is burgeoning. So why, despite abundant rainfall, does half the population have no access to fresh water?
Towards the end of the day at the Abyssinia Springs bottled water factory near Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, workers hose down the car park liberally. Outside the gates, residents of the Sululta area trudge along the road with empty yellow jerrycans that they will fill from muddy wells and water points.
Before this year’s drought, farmers’ yields were tripling in some regions. With the right investment, Ethiopia can get back on track for middle-income status
The author is the former state minister for agriculture
Ethiopia has confirmed its commitment to restore its degraded lands to improve food security and biodiversity. Now, it’s looking to the private sector for support
By Duncan Gromko
Ethiopia is in the midst of the worst drought in 50 years. Famine and malnutrition have now spread to 443 of the country’s 750 districts. Earlier this month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), called Ethiopia’s condition “a deteriorated humanitarian situation”.
William Davison in Gambella
Why did a group of South Sudanese people cross the border into western Ethiopia and start shooting mothers and abducting their children?
The South Sudanese attackers arrived on foot before dawn. In the Nuer villages in the grasslands of Gambella in western Ethiopia, people woke to the sound of gunshots and tried to flee, but armed men stopped them. Mothers were shot when they tried to stop the raiders taking their children.
Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa
More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures.
Importing emergency food rations on a large scale overrides local efforts to produce food and undermines the systems needed to withstand future crises
By Tate Munro and Lorenz Wild
The current El Niño-driven drought in Ethiopia is the 15th in Kemal Umer’s lifetime. For Umer and his family, who live in the Afar region, life can be a constant struggle even in the best of times. The income they earn from raising livestock is barely enough to feed the family, and drought conditions make things worse. A single bad season could mean they won’t have enough to eat.
Limited food and dwindling livestock has become a way of life for many Ethiopians since drought struck. The government says its countermeasures are working, yet its confidence is belied by the hardship facing farmers
Simona Foltyn in Ogolcho
With rapid economic growth and a government safety net, Ethiopians are understandably angry at being associated in western minds with misery
A $60m project that brings two new drugs to the treatment of tuberculosis offers hope to Ethiopians with the multi-drug resistant form of the disease
When Endalkachew Fekadu contracted a strain of drug-resistant tuberculosis 12 years ago, it was still considered a death sentence by health professionals in Ethiopia.
Villagers discuss the impact of Farm Africa’s goat-rearing, beekeeping and irrigation programmes a year on from the 2013 Guardian Christmas appeal donations to the Tigray Food Security project
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Gender-based violence is rampant, yet rather than equip NGOs to provide support, the law has all but crippled women’s rights organisations
One day in early October, Hanna Lalango, 16, did not return from school to her home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at the usual time. Her father Lalongo Hayesso was worried about his youngest daughter.
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Hagere Selam has a thriving school and large medical centre, while better irrigation has changed desert into lush green land
Officials plan to build extra public conveniences in Addis Ababa, which has just 63 loos for its 3 million inhabitants
Addis Ababa has more than 3 million people, but there are just 63 public toilets. At one, in the oldest part of the city, there is constant activity and bustle as people queue to pay varying prices for a urinal, full cubicle or shower in the white-tiled facility inside a circular yellow building. For many, this is the only option because of the lack of provision in their own homes.
Shelters are running out, medicine is in short supply and the rainy season threatens refugees arriving in Gambella.
Read the full report on the Guardian.
Ethiopian official insists borders will not be closed despite influx piling increasing strain in one of the country's poorest regions
"We left all our property – our home, our goats and chickens. I ran out and this is all that I have," Nyakuom Tongyik says, pointing to the floral dress and pink scarf she is wearing. The 22-year-old is one of more than 70,000 refugees who have crossed the border into Ethiopia, fleeing fighting and devastation in South Sudan.
The introduction of irrigation systems, supported by the NGO Concern Worldwide, has allowed people living in Ethiopia's Amhara region to grow new crops, including potatoes. This, along with micro-credit associations and self-help groups for women, have improved the livelihoods of villagers living in the area.
View the photo slideshow on the Guardian.
To mark World Food Day, Elissa Jobson visits Ethiopia's Dessie Zuria district, where planting potatoes has transformed lives
Dessie Zuria is one of the most critically food insecure woredas (districts) in Ethiopia. About 90% of the population is dependent on rain-fed agriculture in the area, where drought is a perennial problem. The high altitude (upwards of 2,400m) restricts the crops that can be grown, and farmers have been reduced to growing a single staple – barley.
When the Ethiopian government realised that outright bans on cutting down trees failed to stop deforestation, it instead turned to a strategy based on enlisting the help of forest communities.
Bank's accountability panel says complaints by Ethiopians of forced evictions in Gambella should be looked into
An independent panel has called for an investigation into a World Bank-funded project in Ethiopia following accusations from refugees that the bank is funding a programme that forced people off their land.
Read the full report on the Guardian.