A widespread drought is severely impacting Ethiopia, leaving millions of people without enough to eat. Ethiopia’s worst drought in decades is fueled by the El Niño weather pattern – dangerous for a country where more than 80 percent of its population are farmers. Fighting inside the country has led to massive displacements — over 800,000 people have fled the violence in 2018 alone. 1 million people are estimated to be displaced overall.
CARE started working in Ethiopia in 1984 in response to severe drought and famine that devastated the population and claimed the lives of nearly one million people. Since then, the organization’s activities have expanded to address the root causes of poverty and vulnerability.