The lamentations of mothers, children caught up in the Tigray conflict
The ongoing conflict in Tigray which started in November 2020 has led to increased humanitarian needs, seriously impacted food security and disrupted people’s livelihoods. Firsthand accounts of survivors of the conflict, displaced children and families indicate that several people particularly children, women, and the elderly are suffering due to the continued war and instability in the region.
World Vision provides multipurpose cash assistance to most vulnerable families affected by Tigray crisis
World Vision has provided 19 million Birr (over US$ 450,000) multipurpose cash assistance to the most vulnerable families affected by the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia. The cash assistance is set to address the immediate needs of 8,395 sponsored children and internally displaced people who came from different parts of Tigray.
Inauguration of 35.5 million Birr water, sanitation and hygiene projects
World Vision has inaugurated six Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects worth 35.5 million Birr (US$1 million) in Habru District of North Wollo Zone, in Amhara Regional State. The water projects are set to benefit 52,400 people and serve public institutions including health facilities and schools.
World Vision is responding to the triple crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia
We are deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of vulnerable populations, especially children, in Tigray and are coordinating with other humanitarian providers to meet the urgent needs.
World Vision mobilising for historic humanitarian response in Tigray region
World Vision is deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of vulnerable populations, especially children, in the conflict-affected Tigray region of Ethiopia.
As we launched a US$1.5 million humanitarian response, World Vision appealed to donors for US$10 million in additional funding to provide emergency shelter, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and protection supplies.
World Vision launches 'Chosen' in Ethiopia
The 'Chosen' initiative is a new child sponsorship approach that enables children to choose their sponsors rather than the other way around. World Vision recently launched this initiative in Dembia District (Amhara Region), where over 140 children got to choose their sponsors.
To learn more about 'Chosen' across the world, click here.
Over 624,000 IDPs and returnees receive emergency food aid to cushion the blow of COVID-19
World Vision has provided 21,154 MT of food commodities in two rounds to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in 21 Districts of Oromia, as well as the Southern Nations and Nationalities regions. Following the advent of COVID-19, we have effected a double rationing system with a view to limiting the spread of the virus by restricting people to stay at home.
Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies of the world, with annual growth of 10% on average for the last 11 consecutive years. The current population is estimated at over 100 million; more than half of whom are youth.
Despite the current economic advances, recurrent drought with erratic annual rainfall, traditional ways of farming and unstable political and economic conditions remain a challenge for many families. Still today, nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services.
In Ethiopia, World Vision works together and alongside the governmental and non-governmental actors in an effort to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable children and their families to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive.
Saving for Transformation
In Ethiopia, 85% of the population lives in rural areas where financial services are scarce. Village saving and loan associations (a group of 10-20 self-selected individuals who agree to save a certain amount of money each week and loan to each other when the need arises) are one way of addressing financial constraints and food security issues. Currently, there are more than 75,000 families helping each other through 3,847 savings groups.
Running with Purpose
Nearly 100 World Vision Ethiopia staff, including the National Director, Mr. Edward Brown, took part in the 18th Ethiopian Great Run: a 10 km run, advocating for the end of child marriage in Ethiopia.
This year’s run, themed: “Empower Girls Now; they are the next leaders!” had more than 45,000 participants.
“We can run fast alone but we can run far together,” said Mr. Brown after finishing the run, emphasizing the importance of working together.
It Takes a World
Ethiopia is known as a hotspot for child marriage. Our teams have been implementing various projects to address the root causes of child marriage.