Child Sponsor Ethiopia

Ethiopia is perhaps best remembered for the images from the drought of 1994-1995 that affected around eight million people, with one million of them dying of starvation. Never a colony, it was ruled for over forty years by the Emperor Hailie Selassis and then a military junta until 1991. Wars with neighbours continued over boundary disputes and these are currently on hold although relations with neighbouring Eritrea remain particularly fractious and unstable. Ethiopia is in 173rd place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country.

In Ethiopia one of of every six children dies before reaching their fifth birthday, most suffer from malnutrition, 70% of all children there don't have access to primary education and only 11% have access to safe water, with even less having proper sanitation facilities. 44% of all Ethiopian children grow up in abject poverty and few of them can expect to see their fiftieth birthday. It is hard to believe that 650,000 children in Ethiopia have been orphaned by AIDS, with a further 92,000 children under the age of 15yrs infected themselves. In total there are a staggering four million child orphans in Ethiopia, and is estimated that a further 200,000 children are becoming orphaned there every year.

Part of this is because one in four Ethiopian women die during pregnancy or childbirth, a figure exacerbated by the fact that only 6% of all births are attended to by a suitably qualified and knowledgeable health professional, partly because those who do get educated move abroad to earn their money. For example, there are more Ethiopian trained doctors living in Chicago than in the whole of the country. Child sponsor programs in Ethiopia focus on improving water access and food security, strengthening health services and providing support to children to stay at school as well as caring for orphaned and abandoned children.

You can make a difference when you sponsor a child in Ethiopia.



Child Sponsor Ethiopia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Child Sponsor Ethiopia

Child Sponsor Ethiopia

Child Sponsor Ethiopia

Child Sponsor Ethiopia

 


SOS Children

Child Sponsor Ethiopia: SOS Children's Villages

With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child.
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Plan

Child Sponsor Ethiopia: Plan

With Plan you form a unique connection with a named child and their family in Ethiopia.
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All God's Children

Child Sponsor Ethiopia: All God's Children

Sponsor an orphan in Ethiopia today and ensure they have the resources they need to thrive!
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Child Sponsor Ethiopia

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There are also some other charities who work with communities in Ethiopia.

www.oxfam.org
www.unicef.org

If you work with children in Ethiopia tell us about your work here.

 
 


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