About Emergency Food Relief
4others and our partners at SVO have planned to provide emergency food relief to all 231 families at our Spring of Hope and New Hope CarePoints in Ambo. Each family will receive staples such as grain and cooking oil, as well as sugar, salt, bean flour, and supplementary food for children under age 5 if there are sufficient funds.
$80 WILL FEED A FAMILY FOR ONE MONTH!
The COVID-19 pandemic and an invasion of desert locust have led to an acute food crisis and severe inflation in Ethiopia. Since the first case of COVID-19 was announced and the subsequent measures to prevent its spread were put in place, more than 75% of the labor force in the informal sector have lost jobs, including all those who make their living as daily laborers.
It's important to remember that Ethiopia has no social welfare system and the government has no capacity to subsidize businesses so that they can retain their workers and therefore minimize the social crises in the country. Consequently, more than 30 million people have been both directly and indirectly affected by the loss of jobs due to the spread of COVID-19.