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Oxfam in Ethiopia

Gebru Kahsay inspects his teff field with his grandson. Supporting farmers is a major element of Oxfam's programme in Ethiopia. Photo: Eva-Lotta Jansson/Oxfam America

East Africa is in the grip of a devastating food crisis. Millions of families are facing starvation because of droughts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. In South Sudan famine has been pushed back but there are more people hungry than ever before.

Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more.


You can help: Donate now 


"Even among the local people, organizing themselves to share what little food and shelter and resources they have, hope is running out."

Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director, on her recent return from South Sudan.

From our staff

Mulu Tesfaye, Agriculture Programme Manager

 Oxfam is working here to help rural farmers earn a better living. We enable people to earn more and to have a say in decisions that affect their lives. It is my dream to see an Ethiopia free from food aid.

We've helped people start exporting crops directly to Europe. This is a transformation. But in terms of the biggest successes I've seen, one woman in particular comes to mind.

She is a member of one of the unions that Oxfam supports, and her dedication has made her an example for others to follow. The Prime Minister even gave her a prize that honours successful farmers.

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Ethiopia (PDF, 284KB)

Donate to Oxfam's project in Ethiopia and help women farmers provide a better future for their children.

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The impact of our work: School text books

Video: Textbooks to Ethiopia

Thanks to your support, children in this Ethiopian class each have their own textbook.

Video: Textbooks to Ethiopia

In 2015-16 Oxfam helped:

1,300,000
people in
Ethiopia

You can help

Donate to Oxfam's emergency Ethiopia food crisis appeal.

Donate now 

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