Humanitarian crisis update from Ethiopia

Humanitarian crisis update from Ethiopia

2020 was a year full of challenges and opportunities, and as we carry on with our critical work across the country, 2021 is shaping up to be another such year.

The conflict that erupted on November 4, 2020 in the Tigray region of Ethiopia has led to immediate and large-scale internal displacement. The  two  joint  Government-humanitarian  partners’  needs  assessment missions that deployed in Tigray on December 20 have witnessed a dire humanitarian situation with poor access to services and limited livelihoods. Meanwhile, the Tigray  Emergency  Coordination  Center highlighted at their January 1, 2021 meeting that more than 4.5 million people in the region need humanitarian assistance, including 2.2 million Internally Displaced Peoples (per the Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin published January 10).

Our team on the ground is doing all they can to provide humanitarian support and emergency protection to those affected by the current crisis. Through the provision of shelter including mattresses, education and child protection in emergency programs, our team is aiding families and individuals who have been Internally Displaced. More help is needed, and as one of imagine1day’s key supporters, we ask that you consider giving to support this crucial work, whether $5 or $50 or $500, to help support our team on the ground in Ethiopia. Our need is high and there has never been a better time to help our team support the women, children and men of our country.

OUR GOAL
By 2030, all Ethiopian children will have access to quality education free of foreign aid.

“On the days I have to go and fetch water for my family, I am often late for school and arrive hungry, which means I can’t properly follow along in class or understand the lessons,” says Merium Abdi, 15.

Fetching water is a girl’s responsibility in Hulule Mojo community, as it is in most remote areas of Ethiopia. The community only has local access to unclean water – which can cause waterborne disease and in some cases, death – and travelling on average 3 hours back and forth to fetch clean water is required… Click to read more >

imagine1day is thrilled to announce their partnership with Educate a Child to launch a massive $8.2M project to help over 1.25 million Ethiopians through increased enrolment and retention of out-of-school children.

Leaders, Educators and Parents (LEAP) will facilitate education through targeted community mobilization and will help 337,140 primary school aged children…
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Based in Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa, Muktar Abdi Alo has helped enroll over 30,000 out-of-school children in the country over the course of his 6-year tenure with imagine1day.

Recently promoted to National Child Protection and Education in Emergency program coordinator, Muktar has reunited over 750 unaccompanied and separated children with their families, has arranged provision of alternate care for over 300 children in crisis, coached over 550 mothers in parent skills education, assists with raising awareness around gender-based violence and has provided Psychological Social Support to 6,000 children and youth.

The lasting impact Muktar has had on so many families in Ethiopia is truly astounding! To learn more about the critical work Muktar and imagine1day are involved with day to day, click here to view our projects.

 

You can help make it possible for Muktar and imagine1day to meet their goal of enrolling 63,428 more out-of-school children in the regions of Tigray and Oromia. Please click here to donate now.

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