Ethiopia in north east Africa has a population of over 94 million people and is roughly 15 times the size of Ireland. Much of the country is vulnerable to erratic rainfall, leading to chronic food insecurity in many parts of the country. Despite this, Ethiopia has made great strides to reduce poverty and promote growth. We work with the Ethiopian government, UN agencies and a range of non-governmental organisations to ensure poor rural households are protected and have resources to cope better in times of food shortages and that mothers and children live healthier lives.
For Further Information on Irish Aid work in Ethiopia read our Country Strategy Paper 2014-2018.
Ireland's work with the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa.