In 1984, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Ethiopia in response to a famine. Up to the present day, Ethiopia is a country challenged by harsh environmental factors and droughts. FH continues to work in northern and southern Ethiopia, training communities in farming techniques to yield crops during droughts. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in Ethiopia.

Regional map of Ethiopia

Ethiopia Facts

Addis Ababa
Amarigna, Oromigna, Tigrigna, English, and Arabic
20 percent of infants are born with low birth weight
51 percent of children under age 5 are stunted due to malnutrition
39 percent of the population lives below poverty line

Our Work in Ethiopia


FH is helping 400 children to attend school. FH provides holistic care to 17,620 children under age 18, who have been orphaned by parents or guardians have HIV/AIDS.

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You’re a part of FH helping 62,500 farmers and their families to increase crop yields for food and income.

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Income Generation

FH and you are helping 35,500 farmers to learn better agriculture and marketing practices to increase income.

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You’re helping FH to provide food rations for 56,404 people without daily food due to drought.

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