Private Sector Donors Visit Save the Children’s Drought Emergency Programme in Ethiopia

Tuesday 14 November 2017

The guests visiting Malkasalah primay school in Kabardihar

Save the Children in Ethiopia hosted a visit to our humanitarian programme in Somali’s Gode and Woredas from October 1 – 4, 2017, for Thomson Reuters group, a team of high profile private sector donors from the UK. The group comprised Owen Wild, International Financial Review (IFR) Deputy Editor, Shani Halstead, Citti Bank Director, Jezz Farr, HSBC Global Head of External Relations and Mairead King, Head of Account Management, Corporate Partnerships at Save the Children UK. John Lundine, our Deputy Country Director for PDQ, accompanied the team.

The purpose of the visit was to look into Save the Children’s humanitarian emergency programming more broadly and also to highlight the strength as well as needs our various response efforts in Ethiopia. Save the Children also showcased its emergency program in Ethiopia that has benefitted from Child Emergency Fund (CEF) in the past. The IFR awards support a multi-sectoral drought emergency programme in Ethiopia.

The guests visited CEF funded education programme in Gode where we provide school feeding, and water trucking support for the IDP community in Ethiopia’s Somali region. They also visited a stabilization center in Kabridihar supported by Save the Children through OFDA fund. The International Financial Review (IFR) is one of Save the Children UK reputable donors. In the last 21 years, the IFR Awards has raised £24 million for Save the Children – providing vital funds to help children across the globe.