Food Crisis in Ethiopia

Severe and extreme weather shifts, part of the El Niño effect, mean that the rains in Ethiopia have failed twice. Farmers are losing their crops, water sources are drying up, and families are struggling to keep themselves and their animals alive. As a result, an estimated 400,000 children are suffering from malnutrition and millions are in need of emergency food and clean water.

We urgently need your support to scale up our work and reach more vulnerable women, men and children with life-saving aid.

  • £16 can buy 100kg of maize to feed a family of five for a month
  • £35 provides a monthly food basket containing wheat, cooking oil and pulses
  • £83 can provide 100kg of wheat seeds for farmers to sow

Shiferaw Mamo, Programme Coordinator for our partner, the Catholic Secretariat of Ethiopia, told us: “Whatever anyone is able to give; £5, £20 or £100, they must know that they are saving lives; what they give changes a life.”

Please encourage your parish to have a collection by using the parish resources.

Or you can give online.

Many thanks for all your support and donations for this appeal.

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