Ethiopia is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. It shares a border with Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Among its important sites are Lalibela and its 12th-13th century rock-cut Christian churches, and Aksum, the ruins of an ancient city. Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria.
In 1984, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in response to the famine, which grew into large-scale food relief, rehabilitation and long-term food security. Since then, FH has focused efforts on community development and other areas of need to improve living conditions, prepare for harsh environmental factors such as droughts, and assist in improved agricultural techniques.