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Emergency aid during drought in Borana, Ethiopia

What We Do

Welthungerhilfe works to improve food and nutrition security in the Horn of Africa, which is under threat from droughts and increasingly extreme weather caused by climate change and man-made hazards.  

In Ethiopia, Welthungerhilfe implements integrated programmes to enhance sustainable food and nutrition security at the household level by linking up different sectors such as agriculture, environment, socio economic development, WASH, nutrition education and civil society promotion and making them nutrition and gender sensitive. We also create nexus by linking disaster risk reduction, humanitarian assistance, resilience building, and development.  

Together with our partners, we work based on the self-identifies priorities of the communities, we link local wisdom and knowledge with state of the art technical expertise and bring them together with our international network. This allow us to contribute to national and international policies and standards relevant for the communities we work with.  

In Somaliland, Welthungerhilfe addresses the immediate challenges people face by providing emergency relief but also works for long-term change by addressing underlying causes of poverty and hunger. This includes natural resource management, basic education, income generation with market integration, agriculture, and improving resilience and disaster preparedness of communities.  

Our projects target particularly vulnerable groups such as smallholder farmers, agro/pastoralists, internally displaced people and women and children. 

Focus areas for food and nutrition security 

In line with our global goal “to achieve Zero Hunger in areas where we work”, we contribute to comprehensive and inclusive development programmes on the community level to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security at the household level. We call this the “All for some approach”.