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International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

6 February 2024

Watch Valerie Browning, co-founder and program director of our project partner APDA, discuss FGM on this day of zero tolerance

Selam! Your Summer Newsletter

25 January 2024

Read about the women turning away from the tradition of FGM to demand change and how fistula patients are finding relief during a time of conflict

Helping Ethiopians live with dignity until the end

15 January 2024

Meet palliative care nurse Getahun from Hospice Ethiopia

Interview with Valerie Browning on female genital mutilation

15 November 2023

Everything you need to know about female genital mutilation. Why is it done? What are the consequences? And what can we do to put a stop to it?

CEO Update - Cholera & Conflict in Ethiopia

5 September 2023

Find out about the recent cholera outbreak in Afar, plus get wider scope on the continuing effects of the two-year conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray re...

Selam! Your Winter Newsletter

10 August 2023

Read the inspiring story of a fistula fighter and see the incredible impact your donations have had on women and children throughout Ethiopia.

Obstetric fistula in Ethiopia: In-depth

21 April 2023

An in-depth look at the causes, impact and prevalence of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

Deadly aftermath in Afar: long-term recovery needed

10 March 2023

While peace was declared on 2 November 2022, the aftermath of this crisis has been as devastating as the crisis itself. 

Selam! Your Summer Newsletter

1 February 2023

Hear from a Traditional Birth Attendant, see how your Christmas gifts are tackling child marriage and much more in your latest newsletter.

Video Recording: An Evening with Valerie Browning AM

7 December 2022

Watch the Q&A highlights from our dinner discussion with long-time project partner from Afar, Valerie Browning AM.

Available now: Buy your copy of "Maalika"

1 December 2022

Buy your limited-edition copy of "Maalika: My Life among the Afar Nomads in Africa". All proceeds go back health and education in Ethiopia.

An Evening with Valerie Browning AM

8 November 2022

Join us for an exclusive dinner and discussion with long-time project partner, Valerie Browning AM.

Selam! Your Winter Newsletter

1 August 2022

Hear how you gave fistula survivor Tinishe a new lease on life, get an update from Dr Ambaye and much more in the Winter edition of Selam.

Thank You from Dr Ambaye!

14 July 2022

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has supported fistula care and treatment in Ethiopia, especially in the wake of the civil conflict.

Field Update: Q&A with Dr Ambaye

9 May 2022

Your questions about fistula - answered! Tune in to a Q&A with Ethiopian fistula surgeon and project partner, Dr Ambaye.

Field Update: Terrifying Displacement & Malnutrition in Afar - April 2022

30 March 2022

Flare-ups of violence in the Afar region have displaced 300,000 people and pushed many more to the brink of famine.

Selam! Your Summer Newsletter

27 January 2022

Find out why Densa is on a journey to joy, see your impact in the Simien Mountains and much more in the Summer edition of Selam.

Field Update: Conflict in the Simien Mountains

18 November 2021

"...we had one midwife escape in the middle of the night. She walked all the way to Debark, about 120km, over three days over the mountains."

Field Update: Chiro Leba in the Simien Mountains

7 October 2021

"If you want to think about something that would move you, take the walk that I took last night... through a graveyard of stillborn babies."

Field Update: Armed forces leave Afar - September 2021

8 September 2021

After 7 weeks of violence, APDA reports that armed forces have left the Afar region. However, displaced families remain in humanitarian crisis.

Field Update: Conflict Escalating - August 2021

19 August 2021

Direct from Afar > Hear from Valerie Browning as the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia spills over into neighbouring regions.

Conflict in Tigray - August 2021

4 August 2021

It’s been 10 months since conflict broke out in Tigray, a region of northern Ethiopia, and the crisis is only worsening. Get an update here.

Selam! Your Winter Newsletter

21 July 2021

Hear from teenage Safe Motherhood Ambassador Mimi, get an update from disaster-stricken Afar and much more in this issue of Selam.

Thrice Attacked: Hunger, thirst & conflict in Afar

21 April 2021

In the driest, hottest region of Ethiopia, the people of Afar have been hit by one disaster after another.

Field Update: Ephrem, COVID-19 & Palliative Care

5 March 2021

Direct from Addis Ababa > Hear from Hospice Ethiopia's Ephrem Abathun about COVID's impact on his hospice and palliative care program.

Selam! Your Summer Newsletter

2 February 2021

Hot off the press! Meet an Afari clan leader, get updates on your recent donations, learn all about donkey ambulances and much more!

YOUR Impact: 2019/20 Impact Report

1 January 2021

A year in review > Read about the milestones you've helped achieve in Ethiopia this past financial year.

LIVE Update: Violence in Tigray

17 November 2020

Official statement > Statement from our CEO Sharon Elliott in response to political and ethnic violence in Tigray, northern Ethiopia.

Breaking now: Crisis in Debre Berhan

28 September 2020

Find out why COVID-19 has hit Debre Berhan so badly, hear from on-the-ground working mother Edna, and see our plan in action to help.

Selam! Your Winter Newsletter

6 August 2020

Extra extra! Check in on the impact you're having in Ethiopia with your Winter Newsletter, plus keep updated on COVID-19 in Ethiopia.

Ethiopiaid LIVE: An Interview with Allison Shigo

5 August 2020

Join us in our first-ever live Q&A with Allison Shigo, Co-Founder of fistula project partners Healing Hands of Joy. Watch your recording today!

The Ambassador: Gojjam's Fight with Fistula

30 July 2020

Watch > Hear from 24-year-old Gojjam as she bravely speaks out about her experience with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. By Healing Hands of Joy.

Coronavirus in Ethiopia: Video Update June 2020

16 June 2020

Hopeful forecast > Analysts now say coronavirus in Ethiopia and Africa might be less severe. Learn how COVID-19 is affecting your programs in Ethio...

Field Update: Valerie Browning in Afar May 2020

19 May 2020

Direct from Afar > Hear from Valerie Browning as she and APDA battle malnutrition, disease, locusts and COVID-19 in north-east Ethiopia.

Coronavirus in Ethiopia: Background April 2020

25 April 2020

Catastropic > As COVID-19 enters Ethiopia, learn more on coronavirus in Africa including total cases of coronavirus in Africa to date.

Coronavirus in Ethiopia: CEO Statement April 2020

15 April 2020

Official statement > Statement from our CEO Sharon Elliott in response to the coronavirus as it starts to hit Africa and Ethiopia.

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