What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been present in Ethiopia since 1985, supporting communities to prepare and recover from severe episodes of drought and economic instability. Our teams work both with host communities and refugees mainly from neighbouring South Sudan.
In 2017, our teams continued to improve assistance to refugees in the camps and at entry points on the borders, with a strong focus on preventing, detecting and treating undernutrition, as well as providing nutritional and psychosocial support for pregnant and lactating women. In response to the nutrition emergency, we supported government efforts to fight undernutrition in children under five and nursing mothers. Finally, our teams continued programmes to improve and support communities reliant on farming and livestock, who have become increasingly vulnerable in recent periods of drought.
Our programmes in Ethiopia include:
- Improving access to clean water and sanitation
- Screening and treating children with malnutrition
- Education programmes focused on farming methods
- Psychosocial support for refugees and host communities