Why World Vision is in Ethiopia

As with the majority of other countries around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ethiopia and has caused still-untold ramifications for its economy and citizens. A major election was delayed a year, which has created further instability and uncertainty, and millions of people’s livelihoods have been impacted by a surge in desert locusts. Also, nearly 1.1 million people were affected by floods, with some losing their homes, and over a million people in the same region were affected by ethnic violence. In November, the violence erupted into full-scale attacks in Tigray, a crisis that remains unresolved. Thanks to strong local and national government partnerships, World Vision has reached more than 8 million vulnerable people across Ethiopia. Families impacted by the pandemic were equipped with health resources and information. People who face violence or insecurity in the Tigray crisis are receiving essential support like food, nutrition resources for kids, and clean water and sanitation facilities to help protect themselves from COVID-19 amid the disruption.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Ethiopia

World Vision's staff in Ethiopia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For effective infrastructure development, like the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, that will help the country climb out of poverty.


  • For God’s peace to miraculously prevail in the ongoing Tigray crisis and for vulnerable people to be protected from the violence.


News from Ethiopia

From the Field

Top disasters of 2022

In 2022, World Vision responded to 58 disasters in 57 countries, helping more than 31.1 million people with relief aid they needed to survive. Learn more about some of the top disasters of 2022.

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