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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

Climate extremes in Eastern Africa have caused widespread food shortages. We urgently need your help to respond.

More than 10 million people across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis as extreme weather events are causing both drought and floods.

An upsurge of locusts has hit the region's already fragile food security situation. 

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

You can help: Donate now 

Last updated: 27/05/20

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)

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

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You can help

Donate to Oxfam's emergency Ethiopia food crisis appeal.

Donate now