Ethiopia is one of Africa’s poorest states. In the past the country has been torn by political problems and wide-scale drought. The Ethiopian People’s Democratic Front (EPDF) took control of the country in 1991 and, in 1994, the country adopted a constitution and later held its first multiparty election. Almost two-thirds of Ethiopia’s population is illiterate. The economy is driven by agriculture, which relies on rainfall. Because droughts are a common occurrence many Ethiopians are dependent on food aid.
Read about the work we do with our Community Partners to help children thrive in Ethiopia.