Man-Made Conflicts and Climate Crises Wreak Havoc Across Ethiopia
Ethiopia is in a danger zone: From clashes between political parties to climate-induced devastation that takes a toll on lives and livelihoods, the people of Ethiopia are constantly fighting to survive.
This November, our Islamic Relief Ethiopia teams report that violence is looming as clashes between political parties are erupting across the Tigray region. Between 10,000 and 20,000 people are expected to flee: some to the Afar region in Ethiopia and others possibly to Sudan. These newfound refugees and IDPs (internally displaced persons) will be in desperate need of support.
Islamic Relief is preparing vital aid to help in both areas, but we cannot do it without your support.
The violence only exacerbates an already-dire situation. Acute droughts regularly wreak havoc on Ethiopia’s economy. The country has made significant economic progress during the past decade, with government aid programs alleviating poverty levels in rural areas; however, another major drought in this decade—considered the worst in the region in 60 years—caused a severe crisis with long-lasting ramifications for many families and for the country as a whole. Two-thirds of the population lives in severe poverty.
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Ethiopia are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.