World Vision Hong Kong in Ethiopia (2017)Tags：
Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa. However, it is also one of the poorest, despite having a fast-growing economy. Besides experiencing a hunger crisis brought about by drought, as well as an influx of refugees due to conflicts in the region, Ethiopia faces challenges in maternal mortality, nutrition, education and gender equality. The country aims to attain lower-middle-income status by 2025, and that will depend on whether it can sustain its economic growth and further reduce poverty.
World Vision began its work in Ethiopia in the early 1970s and set up a national office in Addis Ababa in 1975. When a famine hit the country in 1984, World Vision started various emergency response programmes, which were followed by a period of rehabilitation and a review in which the concept of Area Development Programmes (ADP) was proposed. Currently, World Vision Ethiopia works in nearly 100 districts in the country and runs 61 ongoing Area Development Programmes across 7 regions, with a focus on child-focused development, protection, disaster risk reduction, and emergency response activities.
In 2017, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$33.6 million to support 5 ADPs and 7 other projects in Ethiopia, benefiting over 896,300 people.