Crisis in northern Ethiopia
Conflict is devastating northern Ethiopia, pushing hundreds of thousands of men, women and children into the risk of facing famine.
Ethiopia is facing a tragic combination of conflict in the north and climate shocks in the south. As violence spreads across northern Ethiopia, the impact is devastating. In the south, prolonged drought has wiped out livestock, driven displacement and compromised livelihoods.
people in northern Ethiopia have received WFP aid since March 2021
people across Ethiopia are being targeted with WFP aid this year
people in the Somali region have received WFP food assistance
Support Our Work in Ethiopia
We’ve been present here since 1968, using food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school:
Assistance for Refugees
WFP provides food and cash transfers, targeted nutrition programs, school feeding and livelihood support to an estimated 700,000 registered refugees.
WFP offers nutrition support to the most vulnerable Ethiopians including pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 5.
WFP provides food and cash transfers to the most vulnerable families. Stocks of food are prepositioned in case of conflict or climate-related shocks.
School Meals Programs
WFP works with the Ethiopian government to provide hot meals to schoolchildren and improve nutrition in the Afar, Oromia and Somali regions.