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Ethiopia

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  • Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps

Our strategy

Address complex natural resource and climate change adaptation issues, with a focus on increasing resiliency in the face of drought and other external shocks.

The context

Poverty is widespread. Frequent drought, unpredictable harvests and sporadic conflicts put families and rural traditions at risk. Millions are still in urgent need of assistance after the worst drought the region has seen for 60 years.

Our work

  • Emergency response: Treating malnourished children with mobile health units, distributing water, vaccinating livestock, and providing work rebuilding community assets
  • Agriculture & Food: Improving crop yields and income generation of pastoral and farming households
  • Water: Building reservoirs and improving wells in drought-prone communities
  • Women & Gender: Providing scholarships for girls to continue in secondary school and vocational training to their mothers to generate more income

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