Located in North Eastern Africa, Ethiopia is Africa’s leading coffee exporter yet it suffers from years of conflicts, famine, diseases, natural disasters, drought and heavy national debt burden. Near 40% of the population live under the poverty line and many children need to struggle for their daily survival. While some of them live in urban slums with their families, others are abandoned in orphanages or become street kids. In some regions of the country people face severe hunger since the worst drought in 60 years have devastated the country and other East Africa areas in July 2011.
CEDAR’s local partner churches and organisations are responding to local needs and situations of the poor by implementing various relief and development programmes to build up their communities to support local communities to move towards self-sufficiency. Please click here to know more about the projects supported by CEDAR in Ethiopia.