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By Tigist Gebru Before COVID-19 reached Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Atsede Gataneth, a single mother who sells vegetables for a living, earned enough money to ensure her family had enough to eat and to keep her two daughters in school. But government measures to limit the spread of the virus, physical...
Addis Ababa, Monday 2nd December 2019 – The Global Refugee-Led Network (GRN) in collaboration with Oxfam International and the Independent Diplomat are concluding ‘The Africa Refugee Summit,’ today. Approximately 70 refugee community leaders living in 11 African countries have convened in Addis...
Oxfam helped initiate R4 Rural Resilience innovative program a decade ago in collaboration with the World Food Programme and the Relief Society of Tigray as well as the Organization for Rehabilitation & Development in Amhara; it is now operating in Ethiopia and five other countries in Africa,...
Milkeso heather. Oxfam
Traditionally, Ethiopian pottery is made by women – a home-based craft producing utility items that are sold and used locally. The craft isn’t much valued and potter communities are deemed of low rank and often live in extreme poverty. A young father is changing all that in one small community on...
Vegetables on sale at Millenium camp in Ehtiopia. Simon Burch/Oxfam
Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with approximately 83 percent living in rural areas, reliant on agriculture for food and income. More than 50% of these are women. Correcting the gender balance in agriculture sectors would reduce global food shortage by at least 17 percent...

Ethiopia

Ethiopia - the second most populous country in Africa with over 96 million people according to the World Population Review- has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has made impressive strides in eliminating extreme poverty over the last 10 years. Despite the progress made, Ethiopia remains one of the poorest countries in the world due to rapid population growth, consecutive climatic shocks as well a low social and economic starting base for human development.

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