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Ethiopia has experienced prolonged drought and its effects over the years. While El Niño is driving drought in the north of the country, in contrast, flooding seems to have become an annual occurrence in the east and south. The latter has led to both loss of livestock and livelihoods, not to mention displacement and related disease outbreaks. Overall, such contexts are aggravating Ethiopia's multiple humanitarian challenges. Over 20 million Ethiopians need urgent assistance with half of them being children. Women and children are particularly affected by such inconducive circumstances. The shocks of the global economic crisis are also being felt in Ethiopia – inflation has spiked the prices of basic goods such as food and fuel.

Save the Children Ethiopia Country Office prioritizes building better livelihoods and ensuring that children are protected at all times, and particularly in challenging situations.

In 2022, the Country Office launched its Category 1(CAT 1) humanitarian response plan to address three urgent emergencies. These include the Northern Ethiopia Complex Response, the Hunger and Drought Response, and the Forced Displacement Response. Accordingly, the Country Office provides vital assistance for people in need, focusing on ensuring protection, food security, sustainable livelihoods, and access to health, water and sanitation services. Under this multifaceted support, some 5.9 million people, of whom 3.8 million were children, received assistance in 2022 alone.

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Ethiopia Country Office,  Sunshine Tower #4 (close to Meskel Square), next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel  | P.O. Box. 387 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

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