Amhara region of north west Ethiopia surrounded by floodwater

Right now, people in north west Ethiopia are in crisis, facing hunger and disease. Severe flooding has left food scarce and clean water hard to come by.

Families have seen their crops, meant to sustain them for the whole year, destroyed. Wells, boreholes and latrines have overflowed, so all water sources are contaminated, putting people at risk of deadly diseases, like cholera.

Homes, schools and health clinics in Amhara region of north west Ethiopia are surrounded by floodwater. Children are unable to go to school and many adults have lost their means to support themselves.

People have nothing to eat.

The overwhelming majority of people living there are subsistence farmers. By now, farmers would usually have harvested their crops, collecting food for the coming months, and precious seeds to plant ready for next year’s harvest. But there is nothing to plant; no crops from which to collect seeds.

People are being forced to drink water that is filthy.

They have no choice.

When disasters strike, people with disabilities are often among the worst affected and the last to receive help. They may not hear about aid deliveries or be able to reach help.

Together, we can ensure that no one is left behind.

We are ready to distribute urgently needed water sanitation kits and seeds. But we need your help to be able to do so.

You can make sure that children have food to eat, by sending fast yielding crop seeds to families in Ethiopia.

Your generosity will mean that families can have clean water to drink, keeping children healthy and preventing the spread of disease.

"He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none; and he who has food let him do likewise." Luke 3:11

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