People standing in flooded fields in Ethiopia

Emergency: Ethiopia floods

Country: Ethiopia
Category: Emergency response

In July 2018, North West Ethiopia was hit by severe flooding. Families faced hunger and disease as food became scare and clean water hard to come by. Crops meant to sustain families for a whole year were destroyed. Wells, boreholes and latrines overflowed, contaminating water sources and putting people at risk of deadly diseases, like cholera.

Working with our Ethiopian partner ORDA, we distributed vital water sanitation kits and fast yielding crop seeds to families in need, helping over 10,000 households to access clean water and plant new crops. In particular, we helped families living with disabilities who are some of those most vulnerable in times of crisis.

Through practical advice, we also helped people in the community to keep clean and create safer sanitation.

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