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.
- Capital: Addis Ababa
- Population: 105 million
- Language: Amarigna, Oromigna, Tigrigna, English, and Arabic
- Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own alphabet, consisting of 209 symbols and 25 letters.
Our History in Ethiopia
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.
Stories From Ethiopia
Aliyi Sayido, 40, lives in the Diga District of Ethiopia with his wife, Ibsitu, 32. They care for their 3-year-old daughter, Sena, and their 9-year-old nephew, Jebril, who lives with them. Aliyi and his family went through difficult challenges in life before Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in
For years, Yalew and Yebirguwal struggled to provide nutritious food for their two children. Like many Ethiopian families, they had no land of their own but were instead forced to rent small farm plots or offer themselves as hired labor. But this didn’t work for Yalew, who was physically unable