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Dawele walks for 8 hours each day to collect water for her family

Out of school to search for water

Girls like Dawele, 14, from Ethiopia, are being forced to leave their homes and drop out of school because they have to walk several hours per day to collect water to keep their families alive.

Gur Deng's sister reads a book to him at one of the reading centres in Kule camp.

Boosting education for refugee children through reading

The We Love Reading project set up by Plan International and partners at UNHCR is helping South Sudanese refugee children read and share stories once more. 

Thnat and her granddaughter

El Nino: Aid helps malnourished children recover

Plan International is providing emergency aid to the areas worst affected by the El Niño-induced drought in Northern Ethiopia to help children suffering from malnutrition.

Kadija in her cafe

Water project helps Kadija overcome El Nino drought

Kadija, 18, has been hit hard by the El Niño-induced drought. This video shows how her business and personal life are recovering thanks to a water pump installed by Plan International.

Shesheg at school

Water keeps El Nino affected girls in school

El Niño-caused droughts have caused many Ethiopian girls to miss classes. This series of photos shows how water pumps installed by Plan International are keeping them in school.

Alemayehu, 14, is a member of a boys’ club supported by Plan International

Men speak out about FGM

Plan International Ethiopia is working alongside communities to end FGM. As a result, boys and men are taking action to protect girls from harmful practices. 

Sarah* with her son in Kule refugee camp, Ethiopia

Meet Sarah: A young refugee looking to a bright future

Having fled conflict in South Sudan and suffered sexual violence, Sarah is now looking to start an education in the refugee camp where she lives, with support from Plan International.

Our results last year
  • 44,000
    women and children helped to recover from malnutrition following El Nino induced droughts.
  • 17,490
    people in the areas where we work gained access to safe water and better sanitation facilities.
  • 1,996
    people were trained in school governance, child protection and how to tackle violence

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Key contacts
Abadi Amdu, Head of Programme Operations, Plan International Ethiopia

Abadi Amdu

Interim Country Director, Plan International Ethiopia
Edom Fikru, Head of Influencing, Partnership and Communication, Plan International Ethiopia

Edom Fikru

Head of Influencing, Partnership and Communication
Mekdim Gullilat, Head of Logistics and Admin Department, Plan International Ethiopia

Mekdim Gullilat

Head of Logistics and Admin Department
Yemez Building,
ECA Road, Kirkos Sub-city
5696 Addis Ababa