In Ethiopia, Trócaire works in partnership with fellow Catholic development agencies CAFOD and SCIAF. This joint initiative (CST Together) helps to build sustainable livelihoods, respond to humanitarian emergencies, strengthen civil society and support those living with HIV and AIDS. We are currently responding to a serious food crisis in the south east of the country.
Trócaire started working in Ethiopia in the mid-1970s as one of the first NGOs in the country.
During the war years, we supported people on both sides of the conflict with food and emergency relief.
In 2000, Trócaire opened a country office and began sharing that office and our programme work with CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development for England and Wales) in 2005.
In 2009, SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) also joined the group and now all three agencies work on a joint programme.
We work in five key locations in Ethiopia: Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s region (SNNPR), Southern Oromia region, Tigray region, Afar region, and Peri-urban areas of Addis Ababa and its hinterland.