What is happening in Ethiopia right now?

The current situation in Ethiopia is dire. A combination of drought, displacement, and brutal conflict has left huge parts of the country in crisis.

The two-year civil war that raged in and around Tigray has caused widespread destruction and left physical and mental scars on the people there, including millions of children. Furthermore, millions of Ethiopians are now facing crisis levels of food insecurity and hunger.

We need your immediate support to help protect the lives – and futures – of children in Tigray. Every contribution, no matter the size, is a step toward our goal where no child faces the pain of an empty stomach. Your support is the missing piece in the puzzle to provide hope to communities in crisis.

It only costs $31.70 to feed one child for an entire school year.  A generous Canadian donor has pledged to match all contributions made toward the situation in Ethiopia up to $500,000. Donate today, double your impact to reach the most vulnerable in Tigray. 

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How is Mary's Meals helping children in Tigray?

Following a devastating period of conflict, the last few months has seen many families able to leave displacement camps and return to their villages. The fighting may have ceased but for many a long journey still lies ahead to rebuild their communities which have fallen into disrepair.

Working with our incredible local partner, we have been able to resume school feeding in all 36 schools where children were receiving Mary’s Meals before the conflict (and pandemic-related closures).

The return of school feeding is a much-needed lifeline for families trying to rebuild their lives following months and years of displacement and trauma. Fear and anxiety still live in the minds of many while acute hunger is quickly on the rise across the region contributing to an already desperate situation.

Despite heavy damage to school buildings and destruction of key equipment, children are returning to classes in huge numbers where they’re able to get much-needed meals from our school feeding program.

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How can I help?

Working with our partner we aim to reach tens of thousands more children in Tigray with daily meals in school over the coming weeks and months. Your help now is needed more than ever. 

By making a donation you’ll be bringing hope and stability to children who desperately need it as we work alongside our local partner to bring urgent relief to those suffering.

Please give what you can today. Thank you.

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