Ethiopia is one of the poorest and most drought-prone countries in the world.

Many children and their families face a daily struggle for survival, particularly in rural areas where most Ethiopians live. Recurring periods of severe drought and unpredictable rainfall make it almost impossible for people to grow enough food, causing widespread poverty and hunger.

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Although school enrolment is high, so are drop-out rates with almost two thirds of children failing to complete their primary education. Girls are particularly disadvantaged – and on average receive less than half as much schooling as boys.

Meal provided

  • Cracked wheat with chickpeas, which is a local dish called kinche.
  • Maize and peas.